Senator Daisy Ehanire Danjuma- Chairman
Senator Daisy Ehanire Danjuma was born on the 6th of August, 1952 in Benin City, Edo State. She was first appointed to the Board of Directors of our Company on 30th July, 1999 until 8th October, 2003 and later on 30th May, 2019. She is a law graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with over 4 decades post-call experience having been called to the Nigerian bar in 1977. She worked as a State Counsel in Lagos State Ministry of Justice (DPP), a pioneer legal counsel to the Legal Aid Council. She was Company Secretary/Legal Adviser to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) from 1982 to 1992.
She was elected Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (2003-2007). While in the Senate, she was a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Chairman, Women and Child Right Committee of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS Parliament). She was also the Chairman, Senate Committee on Women Affairs and Youth Development. She served as Member, Senate Committees on Health, Education, Finance and Land Transport of the National Assembly.
She was the Chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum Limited from 1999 – 2003. She is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School. A member of the International Bar Association (IBA), The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).
Senator Danjuma is a Trustee of the H I D Awolowo Foundation. She is the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Lagos Public Interest Law Partnership and currently the Executive Vice Chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum Limited. She is married with five children.
Mr. Nnamdi Okafor - Managing Director/CEO
Mr. Nnamdi Okafor was appointed Managing Director /CEO on February 1, 2011. Before then he was the Executive Director/General Manager, Foods Division, Ota, with responsibility for the operations of the food processing division of the company. Mr. Okafor who has been with May & Baker since 1985, has held several other positions in the company including, Executive Director, Sales and Marketing with responsibility for locally manufactured products.
He has also served on several senior positions such as District Sales Manager, Training Manager, Regional Sales Manager, National Sales Manager, Head, Sales & Marketing and Head, Sales & Distribution. Mr.Okafor holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) degree from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife) as well as Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing from ESUT Business School, Lagos. He is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School.
Mr. Chukutem Chukuka-Executive Director, Pharma Sales & Marketing
Mr. Chukutem Chukuka became an Executive Director effective September 22, 2016. He rejoined May & Baker Nigeria Plc in 2012 as Head, Corporate Planning & Development before being reassigned to head the Pharma Sales & Marketing Division in 2013. He honed his skill in Hospital and Retail Community Pharmacy practice prior to becoming a Medical Representative first at Glaxo Nigeria Plc in 1993 from where he moved to May & Baker Nigeria Plc where he was elevated as national Key Accounts Manager. Thereafter, he was engaged by another key player in the Nigerian Pharma Industry to drive major growth initiatives in Marketing, Brand Assets, Public Sector & Regulatory Affairs, rising to General Manager and Associate Director positions. A graduate of Pharmacy from the University of Benin, he holds an MBA degree from Federal University of Technology Akure. He is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School (Nigeria) and Haggai Leadership Institute (USA). In addition to attending several local & international courses, he has three professional international journal publications to his credit.
Mrs Gloria Ijeoma Odumodu - Non Executive Director
Odumodu brings to the board of May & Baker Nigeria Plc a wealth of experience in banking and finance and Customer Relations gained in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. A former manager with ABYZ Logistics, London, 2004-2005, Mrs. Odumodu served at various levels with Afribank Nigeria Plc (now Mainstreet Bank) between 1993 and 2004.
A graduate of Banking of the Institute of Management and Technology, (IMT) Enugu, 1985, Mrs. Odumodu also holds a Masters in Finance and Banking from the Delta State University since 1998.
She has attended various courses in management and skill development in Nigeria and London.
Eng Ishaya Dankaro - Non Executive Director
He holds a Bachelor of science in Biology from Westminster college, Pennsylvania, USA and also of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA. An expert in power plant systems engineer.
A member of the International Association of Mechanical Engineers and the National Soceity of Black Engineers, USA.
Mr Adebayo Adetunji Adeleke - Non Executive Director
He Holds a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Delta State University, Abraka. A current member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
He has vast training exposure in Leadership, Management, Marketing and sales Administration.
Dr.Edudie Abebe - Non Executive Director
Appointed 14th March, 2013 MBBS, College of Medicine University of Lagos 1969 – 1974. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 1978 – 1979 (M.Sc. Community Health) Retired Permanent Secretary – Federal Government of Nigeria. Fellow, London Society of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Member, Nigeria Medical Association. Has several International Awards / Honours.
Mr. Ayodeji Aboderin- Executive Director, Finance.
Mr. Ayodeji Aboderin is a 1993 Accountancy Graduate of The Polytechnic, Ibadan. He is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and holds a Commonwealth Executive MBA degree from the Nartional Open University of Nigeria.
He has over two decades of cognate experience in the FMCG industry. Mr. Aboderin is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He holds the Mandatory 35 Contact Hours PMP Certificate in Project Management.
He has worked across diverse blue-chip multinational companies which include Nigerian Bottling Co. Ltd/CCHBC; Dangote Foods Industries; and PZ Cussons Nig. Plc and rising to Senior Management level before joining May & Baker Plc as Financial Controller/CFO. Mr. Aboderin is presently the Director of Finance.
Mr Valentine Okelu- Executive Director, Corporate Planning & Strategy.
Valentine Okelu was appointed Executive Director in September 2016. Prior to this appointment, he has been a General Manager in the company since 2009. In that capacity, he led Pharma Sales & Marketing Division, and Foods Division respectively.
Valentine has served the company for over 20 years; and held other senior positions including Head, Corporate Planning & Development; Head, Demand Creation; Product Manager-Cardiovascular and Market Development Manager.
He graduated with distinction from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1994; from where he obtained a Bachelor of Pharmacy and Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacology & Toxicology) degrees.
An alumnus of Lagos Business School, Mr. Okelu has attended several other advanced management courses including ‘Strategic Agility’ at London Business School. He also studied International Marketing and Strategy at The Royal Holloway, University of London.
Valentine is married with children and loves photography, tennis and music.
He is a member of several professional bodies including International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), USA.
Chief Samuel M. Onyishi (MON)
Chief Samuel M. Onyishi was appointed Non Executive Director, 21st of March 2019.
He holds an MBA in Enterpreneurship.
Diploma and B. Sc. in Social Work & Community Development from University of Nigeria, Nsukka - 1995-1999.
Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Science & Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Afikpo.
Prestigious Key man Award for Business Excellence and Intergrity.
Chairman, Peace Mass Transit Ltd.
Philantropist, Social Entrepreneur & Business Mentor.