GSK Nigeria Unit MD Set To Resign


 Chidi Okoro GSK MDThe Managing Director of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria, Chidi Okoro is expected to officially resign from his position as the company head by March 17, 2014.

According to Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, Chairman of GSK Consumer Nigeria; Okoro who has worked with the company for seven years, four of which he spent as MD, resigned voluntarily to pursue other career opportunities.

He denied suggestions that Okoro’s exit has to do with GSK Consumer United Kingdom’s plan to raise its stake in the Nigerian business, as negotiations are still on-going in that regard.

Chidi Okoro, a Pharmacy degree holder from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka has been credited for being a member of the team that helped the company achieved a turnover of N9.9 billion in 2007 which was driven to an all time high of N15 billion as at 3rd December, 2009 while he worked as the company’s Sales Director.

Last year, he was awarded the prestigious Most Outstanding CEO of the Year Award at the 2013 PEARL Awards Nigeria while his company won the Sectoral Leadership Award in the Health Care (pharmaceutical) category at the event.