Leading West African pharmaceutical chain, HealthPlus Limited has appointed Chidi Okoro as Chief Transformation Officer.
The company said Mr Okoro is expected to optimize the day-to-day management of the company and nudge the company towards profitability. Healthcare says that founder Bukky George continues to be a director and a shareholder.
Mr 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.”
Mr Okoro is a licensed pharmacist and management executive with over thirty years of multinational and multisector experience, spanning leadership roles in pharmaceuticals, personal care, food, and telecommunications.
Founded in 1999, HealthPlus as Nigeria’s first integrated pharmacy platform and the largest and fastest-growing pharmacy chain in West Africa. It operates over seventy retail pharmacy and beauty care locations and is the largest private employer of pharmacists in Nigeria. Its extensive product portfolio includes Prescription-Only-Medicines, Over-the-Counter Medications, and personal care items, with a strong emphasis on local procurement and an active drive for community building.
Alta Semper Capital, the healthcare and consumer private equity firm which owns a majority stake in HealthPlus through Mauritius-based HealthPlus Africa Holdings, says that it also plans to inject fresh capital into the healthcare chain in order to accelerate growth and utilize emerging opportunities in global healthcare.