Motivational Personality of the Week – CHIEF ANTHONY IFEANYICHUKWU EZENNA

  1. Chief Anthony Ifeanyichukwu Ezenna is the CEO / Chairman of Orange Drugs Groups. He is popularly known as the “Ikenga Akokwa”.
  2. 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.
  3. He is one of Nigerian’s billionaire, philanthropist and industrialist. He hails from Imo State, but was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Orange Drugs started off with marketing and distributing drugs manufactured overseas and later ventured into importation of beauty care products.
  7. Thereafter the company started local production of various brands of its beauty products.
  8. It later established other subsidiaries to enhance its competitiveness locally and internationally, and to meet the changing business landscape in Nigeria.
  9. Orange Drugs employs thousands of people in Nigeria, with subsidiaries in various states of the country.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. He has been awarded several titles by educational institutions in Nigeria, including the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO).
  13. Chief Ezenna is a member of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nigerian-Asian Chamber of Commerce amongst others.
  14. He has held other notable positions in several private and public institutions or organisations in the country.
  15. Chief Anthony is happily married and blessed with children.


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