Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa read Pharmacy in the University of Ife, graduating in 1976 and did Postgraduate training in Business and Organizational Management at the Columbia University,N.Y.,USA and the Lagos Business School. He joined Pfizer Products Plc in 1978 as a PSR and rose to become the Chairman/CEO in 1993.
In 1997, he led the Management buy-over of Pfizer Inc shares in Pfizer Products Plc, transforming the resultant company- Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc into a medium-sized Nigerian R&D Based Pharmaceutical company. He voluntarily retired from the company after 33years service in the industry,18 years of which were at CEO level.
Mazi Ohuabunwa is a fellow of several Professional Organizations,the most prominent being ,the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, the Nigerian academy of Pharmacy,the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists, the Nigerian Institute of Management, the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, the Institute of Management Consultants, and the Association of Corporate Governance Professionals of Nigeria.
Sam is a Past Chairman, Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Past President, Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, Past Chairman, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Ikeja. Past President of the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce, and currently the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria.
Sam founded the Sam Ohuabunwa Foundation for Economic Empowerment in 2009, serves as the Managing Consultant of Starteam Consult, and is on the board of several Organizations