Emzor is a success because of its people. The management style is participatory and team leaders are people with vast experience and comprehensive education.
Dr Stella Chinyelu Okoli, OON, is the Founder and Group Managing Director of Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited.
She attended All Saints Primary School Onitsha and Ogidi Girls’ Secondary School Ogidi, both in Anambra State, obtaining her West African School Certificate in 1964. She later proceeded to the United Kingdom for her tertiary education and obtained a B.Pharm (Hons) and an MSc in Bio-pharmaceutics from University of London, Chelsea College in 1971. She has attended The Harvard Business School Owner–Manager Program; the Chief Executive Programme of Lagos Business School and I.E.S.E, Business School, Barcelona, Spain.
She founded Chike Okoli Foundation (COF) in 2006 in memory of her beloved son Chike. The Foundation set up a Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, and trains more than 250 students in entrepreneurship every year. The Foundation has reached over 1,500,000 people across Nigeria on lifestyle interventions.
She bagged the International Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) Award. She has been conferred with the Member of Order of Nigeria, MON and the Officer of the Order of the Niger, OON by the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
She is a recipient of the 2014 CePATHonors Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2016 Ernst and Young Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Institute of Directors Lifetime Achievement Award.
The team consists mainly of the Production Unit, the Quality Assurance Unit, the Engineering Unit and the Materials\Logistics Unit. Personnel for the team are a cream of highly skilled and motivated professionals with a cumulative working experience of over 150 years achieved working in different companies both within and outside the Nigerian pharmaceutical industry.
In addition to qualifications obtained both at graduate and post-graduate levels from internationally renowned institutions of higher learning, team members have at various times attended technical and management training programs within and outside Nigeria.
Technical trainings have been obtained at such organizations as Manesty Machines Limited, UK, Horn + Noack ROMACO Pharmatechnik GmbH, IMA Industria Machine Automatiche Spa etc. Training on international analytical validation was organized by AMSCO / APDF, UK. Various reputable training institutions including the Lagos Business School have participated in training the management team.
Sales and Marketing Team
The team comprises both the Sales and Marketing functions of the company. Personnel for the team are drawn mainly from the pharmaceutical and basic biological sciences and have proven track records from the pharmaceutical industry. Team members are highly skilled, talented and motivated professionals who are backed by several years of working experience within the Nigerian pharmaceutical industry and are constantly seeking to break into new markets and take the organization to new frontiers.
The sales force consists of more than 40 highly trained medical\sales representatives who detail the products to doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care providers. The marketing unit comprises pharmacists and market research executives.
Research and Development Team
Personnel for the team are drawn from various fields including pharmacy, chemistry (pure and applied), biochemistry, microbiology, etc. and members have graduate and post-graduate qualifications. The team is made up of highly skilled and motivated scientists who have acquired several years of experience working with various pharmaceutical companies within and outside Nigeria. The scientists are in constant touch with the latest information and emerging global trends in pharmaceutical research and development.
Regular deliberations with the marketing team helps in directing the energies of the research team, nonetheless innovation is highly encouraged.
Human Resource, Finance and Audit Team
This HR team hires, trains, and maintains the motivation of the workforce. The objective is to give work a meaning and assist every employee in becoming the best he/she is capable of being. To this end, sound company policies and welfare packages ensure actualization of company and individual aspirations are developed. The Finance team, comprising qualified and experienced accountants, has the important task of managing the company’s financial resources which include ensuring that proper records of transactions are kept and that funds are available for the smooth running of the organization.
The Internal Audit team is made up of qualified and skilled auditors who ensure compliance with management policies and statutory regulations in order to reduce unintentional mistakes and irregularities.