Mr. Chidi Okoro
Chidi Okoro is a member of faculty at the GOTNI Leadership Centre. He is currently the Founder/Executive Consultant of Drugs and Medicaments Nigeria Limited, a retail chain/own brands dealer in the Pharmaceutical sector. He is a consultant in Strategy and Business Development to organisations in FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Retail and Africa operations, and a recipient of numerous awards including Pearl Quoted CEO of the year 2013 and GSK Turn Around Manager Award.
His areas of interest include Sales and Business Development including Route to Market Models’ Development and Execution in both Services and Products organisations; Marketing Operations Management including New Products Development; Retail Sector Operations; Strategy Development and Execution.
Mr Okoro is a General Manager-level Executive with over thirty years of experience across industry sectors. He has worked across the Pharmaceutical, Personal Care, Food, Telecommunications industries. He has exposure across all states of Nigeria and has also set up on-going business operations in all four regions of Africa. He was Managing Director and member of Board of Directors of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc, CEO Africa for Lucozade Ribena Suntory, CEO UAC Foods/Tiger Brands SA JV and was also a member of Board of Ogun State Security Trust fund for three years.
Mr Okoro was trained as a Pharmacist at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos. He obtained a Senior Management Programme certificate from Lagos Business School and also an Executive Master’s Degree in Positive Leadership and Strategy from IE Business School, Madrid, Spain