The crisis trailing leading West African pharmaceutical chain HealthPlus Limited has got to head with the company’s foreign partners appointing Mr. Chidi Okoro on secondment as Chief Transformation Officer (CTO). Okoro’s mission is to optimise daily management and elevate the business to novel scale and profitability. The founder of the company, Mrs. Bukky George who remains a director and a shareholder has threatened court action. This was a leading healthcare and consumer private equity firm, Alta Semper Capital, which controls the majority shareholder of HealthPlus, has simultaneously announced its continued commitment to the company.

There are also plans to inject fresh capital to accelerate growth and utilise emerging opportunities in global healthcare. Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, HealthPlus’ strong brand, diverse product mix and wide footprint uniquely position the business to be on the forefront of supply chain innovation and strategic expansion.

Okoro said: “I would like to recognise HealthPlus’ role in spearheading the evolution of modern pharmacies across Nigeria and scaling retail capabilities in the industry overall. “I am incredibly excited to now have the opportunity and the resources to take the platform to the next level, at a time of unrivalled opportunity for the sector. I look forward to working with all stakeholders to achieve even greater things in the future.”

Okoro is a licensed pharmacist and management executive with over 30 years of multinational and multi-sector experience, spanning leadership roles in pharmaceuticals, personal care, food, and telecommunications.

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