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About
Alpha Pharmacy & Stores Ltd.

For 35 years, Alpha Pharmacy has built and maintained the reputation of being the supplier rare ethical products such as orphan drugs, critical care products and innovative medical devices in Nigeria.

We specialize in anesthesia, IVF/O & G, ophthalmology, nephrology/oncology products. We are also a major distributor of medical equipment for GE USA, and many other multinationals.

Our community pharmacies are strategically in order to provide our expert services across the country.

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Our Mission
We efficiently provide reliable products and innovative services for therapeutic interventions and health promotion.
Our Vision
To remain the leading provider of rare ethical drugs and medical devices for healthcare professionals and the general public for improved quality of life.
Our Core Values
Professional Excellence

We hire the best people and uphold the highest international standards in pharmaceutical practice.
Innovation

We stay ahead of the competition by constantly adding the latest medicines and technology to our portfolio.
Fear of God

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire people of all backgrounds and faith. We strongly believe that faith and medicine work hand-in-hand.
Integrity

We always keep our words, both in business with our partners and in providing care to our customers.
Corporate Compassion

This is important as we are corporate citizens of a developing nation. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and inclusivity are very important to us. We also provide free medication to those in need.
What We Do
  Community Pharmacy

Throughout our 35 years, Alpha Pharmacy is renowned for providing rare ethical products such as orphan drugs, critical care products and innovative medical devices to the Nigerian public.
  Equipment

Over the years, Alpha Pharmacy has supplied most of the tertiary and secondary hospitals across Nigeria with high quality specialist medications. Through Alpha Specialties, we also provide cutting edge equipment from our partners at GE Healthcare and Tuttnauer, (amongst others).
  Logistics

Alpha Pharmacy has many vital emergency medications in our baskets. We have developed a sophisticated logistics and distribution system to get these life-saving medications wherever they are needed in Nigeria.
  Cold Chain Management

Many of our products (especially in our fertility and OBGYN baskets) are cold storage products. As a result, we operatetwo large cold storage rooms with back up power supply. We also provide fridges for distributors and customers to ensure the cold chain is maintained.
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The Executive Team
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Sir Ike Onyechi
MD/CEO

Sir Ike Onyechi is a B.Pharm (Hons.) graduate of Pharmacy, from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN 1980).

He holds an MBA from ESUT Business School, as well as an Advanced Management Programme Certificate from Lagos Business School (LBS).

He founded Alpha Pharmacy and Stores Ltd in 1985 after a successful career at Hoechst Nigeria. He has been a trailblazer in the Nigerian pharmaceutical industry for 5 decades.

Mr. Onyechi is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), a Fellow of the West Africa Post Graduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP) and a Fellow of the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy. He is also a member of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and America Pharmaceutical Association (APHA).

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Lady Chinelo Onyechi
Executive Director

Lady Chinelo Onyechi obtained a degree in Guidance and Counselling from Ondo State University. She holds an LLB, Law, from the Nigerian Open University and she is an associate member of Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators.

Lady Chinelo Onyechi, has been the Executive Director of Alpha Pharmacy & Stores Ltd since 1986, where she is the brains behind the ‘stores’ (comprising: provisions, cosmetology, fitness and wellness products) of Alpha Pharmacy and Stores Ltd.

She is passionate about fitness, wellness through physical exercise and healthy eating habits.

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Ignatius ‘IG’ Anukwu
COO

IG Anukwu holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Master of Pharmacy degree in Clinical Pharmacy and Bio-Pharmacy from the University of Lagos.

With over 25 years of experience in the Nigerian Pharma Industry, IG has a track record of leading growth and innovation through planning and successful implementation of business strategies.

The Management Team
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Chikodi Umanze
GM, Sales & Marketing

Cornelius began his career with Alpha Pharmacy as an intern pharmacist. He rejoined Alpha as a resident Pharmacist in June 2001. He rose through the ranks from Medical Representative, through Product Development Manager (2005-2010) to become the Marketing Manager in 2011. He became the pioneer Assistant General Manager, Research and Development in January 2013. In 2014, he was elevated to General Manager Marketing and Sales.

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Adewale Jagun
GM, Finance & Administration

A talented, self-motivated financial Management and accounting professional with over fifteen years of experience in Banking, Oil & Gas, FMCG, consultancy and Pharmaceutical, preparing financial reports, auditing, directing investment activities and implementing cash management strategies to the highest possible standards of excellence, transparency and compliance with all external regulations and internal policies.

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Bolade Ewalefoh
Head, Human Resources

A graduate of the University of Ibadan, Bolade is a Senior Certified Human Resource Practitioner with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP).

She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), with 16 years experience; spanning the Banking, Oil and Gas, and Pharmaceutical Industries. Bolade Ewalefoh heads the Alpha Pharmacy human resource team.

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Ernest Anyanwu
AGM, Marketing, R&D

He holds a Masters in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Lagos. His experience in Nigeria’s Pharma industry spans a period of 16 years within which he rose grew from a Medical Representative to Assistant General Manager.

He has the primary role of establishing the company’s brands and developing new markets.

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Nnamdi Onyechi
Head, Retail Business

Nnamdi Onyechi is the head of our retail operations, overseeing our community pharmacies. A graduate of Knox College and the University of Utrecht, he has led the growth of our branch network and spearheaded the drive to use internally generated data to expand and improve branch services and profitability.

He has an MBA as well as an MSc in International Development. His economic analysis and insights also provide an invaluable tool to the company.

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Obiwulu E. Chimezie
Alpha Specialties Ltd.

Charismatic and goal-oriented head of our medical equipment arm. Chimezie has grown our most recent service extension, Alpha Specialties Ltd., into a multifunctional and disruptive venture in their sector.

A Pharmacist with 10 plus years of experience, he and his team are always on call to provide solutions to our clients.

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Our Approach to Marketing & Sales

Alpha Pharmacy is famous for nationwide distribution of rare ethical medicines and top-notch medical equipment/devices.

Our supplies sustain almost all tertiary hospital theatres and intensive care units in Nigeria. Special interventional procedures like organ transplant and open heart surgeries in various institutions also rely on our pharmaceutical services and supplies. Our innovative approach to drug sourcing and distribution has impacted improved clinical outcome in IVF clinics and Neonatal units.

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Our exuberant strength draws from a formidable sales and marketing team – a team of young, intelligent and enthusiastic professionals setting new standards for pharmaceutical marketing in Nigeria.

The team members are strategically positioned to serve every city across the country, nurturing our cherished relationships with key opinion leaders in our healthcare delivery space.

We are proud of our partners: Martindale Pharma, UK; LD Collins/Actavis UK, Rotex Medica, Germany; Medical Ophthalmics, USA; LG Chem, South Korea. Our long (over a decade) business relationships have facilitated feats.

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Growth & Expansion: Our Approach

Our strategy is crafted to fit an interventional model for clinical specialties, in vital areas such as anesthesiology, critical care, oncology, urology, ophthalmology, neonatal care and internal medicine. We leverage technological innovations and professional excellence in the pursuit of our stakeholders’ objectives. Our corporate customers cut across government institutions and private establishments. Our strategy for expansion is to continually pioneer the provision of newer, improved and uncommon medicines, equipments and medical devices.

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We will continue to expand our community practice in a strategic manner. Our aim is to open more stores in high priority locations, while continuously expanding the services we provide to our customers. We aim to make Alpha a household name and an everyday stop for not only medicines, but for groceries and other health related services.

We will continue to improve our current baskets and find new partners who can help us make a positive impact on healthcare in Nigeria. We are also keen on forging partnerships for the local manufacture of rare ethical medications, to reduce our nations dependency on imports.

Finally, to improve the overall Nigerian healthcare landscape, we are prepared to partner in the opening of new hospitals, pharmacies, laboratories, specialist centres and low-cost clinics with well-meaning domestic and foreign partners and institutions.

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Our Commitments
To Healthcare Providers & Customers

For 35 years, Alpha has played a vitalrole in closing the healthcare gap between Nigeria and the developed world. We are committed to another 35 years of striving to provide the best medicines and medical devices, and making these available for you at all times.

To Our Partners

Our commitments to our current and future partners remains steadfast. We will continue to make your products and services the market leaders in their field. Our dedication and pride in the products we distribute is unparalleled.

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