Mazi Samuel Iheanyichukwu Ohuabunwa was born on the 16th of August, 1950; married to LadyStella Omude Ohuabunwa, blessed with children and grand-children, has been honoured severallyby his community, profession and industry, but significantly he has been honoured thrice by thenation - Member of the Order of the Niger (MON), in 2001, and Officer of the order of the FederalRepublic (OFR), in 2011 and National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award in 2018. MaziSamuel Iheanyichukwu Ohuabunwa is a proven leader, Lay Minister, social worker, entrepreneur, Nation Builder, columnist in national dailies and author all rolled into one and he credits all hissuccesses to the grace of God.
Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa read Pharmacy at the University of Ife (now OAU) graduating in 1976. Hedid Postgraduate training in Business and Organizational Management at the ColumbiaUniversity, N.Y, USA and the Lagos Business School, Lagos. He is a recipient of an HonoraryDegree of Doctor of Business Administration from Gregory University, Uturu. He joined PfizerProducts Plc. in 1978 as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative and rose to become theChairman/CEO in 1993.
In 1997, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa led the Management Buy-Over of Pfizer Inc. shares in PfizerProducts Plc., transforming the resultant company - Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plcinto a medium-sized Nigerian R&D Based Pharmaceutical company. He voluntarily retired fromthe company after 33 years' service in the industry, 18 years of which were at CEO level.
Mazi Ohuabunwa is a fellow of several professional organizations, the most promi-nent being, thePharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN), the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy (FNAPharm), theWest African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (FPCPharm), the Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM), the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (FNIMN), the NigerianInstitute of Public Relations (FNIPR), the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC) and theAssociation of Corporate Governance Professionals in Nigeria (FCGP)
Mazi Sam is the current President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and the Association ofCorporate Governance Professionals of Nigeria, a Past Chairman, Ni-gerian Economic SummitGroup (NESG), Past President, Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), PastChairman, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Ikeja and once National President of theNigerian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) and the Chairman of the organized privatesector (OPS).
Mazi Sam founded the Sam Ohuabunwa Foundation for Economic Empowerment (SOFEE) in2009, serves as the Managing Consultant of Starteam Consult, Chairman of the African Centre forBusiness Development, Strategy & Innovation (ACBDSI), and serves on the board of several otherOrganizations – for-profit and not-for-profit, public and private, presently as the Chairman of theAbia State Public-Private Partnerships & Investment Promotions Governing Council andChairman of the Business and Investment Committee of Alaigbo Development Fund (ADF). Hewas a member of the Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) and served as a member of thePresidential Committee on Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Program (SURE-P)
Pharm. (Mazi) Sam Ohuabunwa is a Christian, a Knight of Saint Christopher (KSC) of theAnglican Communion and serves as the National Coordinator - Strategic Operations of the FullGospel BusinessMen's Fellowship International (FGBMFI), Nigeria and the Chairman-emeritus,Board of Trustees, Gregory University, Uturu.