Board Of Directors

MR. F.R.A. WILLIAMS – CHAIRMAN

Folarin Williams is a seasoned lawyer. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He holds a first degree in Chemical Engineering and a second degree in Law. His investments span the pharmaceutical, computer, packaging mail delivery and oil field services companies.


MR. C. C. CHIKELUBA – DIRECTOR

Mr. Chikeluba is a Lawyer, businessman and philanthropist with business interest in Nigeria, Europe, America and Asia. He holds a Masters degree in Finance (Webster University, USA) and a Juris Doctoris (St. Louis University, School of Law, USA). His business interests span across various sectors of the economy including Transportation, Insurance, Oil and Gas, Banking, Manufacturing and Real Estate. He holds Board appointments in several companies including ASO Savings & Loans Plc, Staco Insurance Plc, SET Plc, Duport-Marine Limited. He is an associate member of the Nigerian Red Cross Society.


MR. G. A. ALEGIEUNO – DIRECTOR

Mr. Alegieuno joined the Board of Directors as a non-Executive Director in 1994. A fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, and also a Chartered Insurer, he has vast experience in Commerce, Industry and Insurance. Fie retired as the Managing Director of the Lion of Africa Insurance Company Limited.


MR. KOLAPO LAWSON – DIRECTOR

Mr. Kolapo Lawson joined the Board of Directors in 1993. He graduated with B.Sc (Hons) in Economics from University of London. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England & Wales) and Nigeria. He is the President of Lawsons Corporation and Chairman Agbara Estate Limited. He holds Board appointment in many other companies. Lawson Corporation.


CHIEF J.O. ANYIGBO – DIRECTOR

Chief Anyigbo joined the Board of Directors in 2006. He has over 30 years extensive experience in all sector of the Oil and Gas industry. He retired in 2002 from Chevron Nigeria Limited as Executive Director. Chief Anyigbo is a Fellow of Nigeria Society of Engineers, a member of the Board of Trustee of Nigeria Society of Chemical Engineers, a recipient of National Productivity Award.


ALHAJI B.A. ZAKARIYA’U – DIRECTOR

Alhaji Bala Zakariya’u is a Fellow of the Chartered insurance of Nigeria and Nigeria Institute of Management; he is also a Fellow, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria. He was a one-time president elected, Lagos Business School (AMP4) and member of Governing Council (LBSAA), Alumni Association (1999 – to date). He also served as the president, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria between 2003 to 2004. Alhaji Bala Zakariya’u holds appointment in several companies amongst which is Niger Insurance Plc where he is presently the Chairman Board of Directors.


MR. S. U. OSAI – DIRECTOR

Steve Osai is a Chartered Accountant and immediate past Managing Director of Pharma-Deko Plc. He is a graduate of Business Administration from University of Lagos. He joined the company from Coopers and Lybrand as a Financial Accountant. He was appointed to the Board in 1984 and was at various times responsible for the financial, administrative, personnel and marketing functions of the company.


MR. A. ABIBU – MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr. Adekunle Abibu started with Pharma Deko Plc on 4th August 2008. He was the Managing Director of Nestle Guinea for four years, which included operations in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea Bisau. He spent over sixteen years with Nestle Group and has experience in Industrial Engineering, Project Management, International Supply Chain, and Commercial Management amongst others.


PROFESSOR H.A.B COKER – DIRECTOR

Professor Herbert A. B. Coker is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos. He joined the then School of Pharmacy on 17th December 1984 as Lecturer I and rose through the ranks to the post of Professor in October 1994. Professor Coker teaches Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses as well as conducting research in Medicinal Chemistry, Clinical Pharmacology of Drugs, Natural Products Sciences, Drug Design and Development, Pharmaceuticals & Food Quality Assurance, Environmental Concerns and Clinical Pharmacy.

Professor Coker has published quite a number of research works and professional opinions, in International (offshore) and National (onshore) Journals. He also renders professional services to the Federal Government of Nigeria and Lagos State Government, as well as to foreign establishments in China, Indonesia, and India.

He is a member of numerous professional bodies and possesses about 30 years experience in Pharmacy and health-related matters. Professor Coker had his early education at LadiLak Institute, Yaba (under the watchful eyes of the late Mrs. Rita Akaje-Macaulay; nee Hamilton), Lagos Baptist Academy, lbadan Grammar School, Ahmadu Bello University and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, United Kingdom. He has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of Pharma Deko to assist with Product Quality Assurance, Pharmaceutical Technology and New Products Development amongst many other health related issues.