Motivational Personality of the Week – CHIEF ANTHONY IFEANYICHUKWU EZENNA
- Chief Anthony Ifeanyichukwu Ezenna is the CEO / Chairman of Orange Drugs Groups. He is popularly known as the “Ikenga Akokwa”.
- His company, Orange Drugs is an indigenous pharmaceutical and household commodities conglomerate employing several thousands of Nigerian in all the states where he has operations.
- He is one of Nigerian’s billionaire, philanthropist and industrialist. He hails from Imo State, but was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
- Chief Anthony showed passion and zeal for entrepreneurship and business management at a very young age and drew inspiration from his father’s chemist shop. This is what pushed him to success and has helped him achieve all his accomplishments till date.
- He started off with his pharmacy business – Orange Drugs, after serving his father for about 13 years. Orange Drugs has today turned to a multi -billion Naira conglomerate in the country.
- Orange Drugs started off with marketing and distributing drugs manufactured overseas and later ventured into importation of beauty care products.
- Thereafter the company started local production of various brands of its beauty products.
- It later established other subsidiaries to enhance its competitiveness locally and internationally, and to meet the changing business landscape in Nigeria.
- Orange Drugs employs thousands of people in Nigeria, with subsidiaries in various states of the country.
- As a philanthropist, he is the Chairman of the Tony Ezenna Foundation. With his foundation, he has contributed tremendously in supporting and developing his immediate community in Akokwa.
- Chief Anthony also continues to remain generous and “shows love” to the less privileged, through education of children, providing assistance to families that cannot afford education for their children.
- He has been awarded several titles by educational institutions in Nigeria, including the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO).
- Chief Ezenna is a member of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nigerian-Asian Chamber of Commerce amongst others.
- He has held other notable positions in several private and public institutions or organisations in the country.
- Chief Anthony is happily married and blessed with children.