He completed his MSc in Analytical Chemistry at University of Greenwich, London in 1996. Began his pharmaceutical sales career in the UK in 1997 with Pharmacia & Upjohn (now part of Pfizer), Janssen Cilag and finally with Merck Pharmaceuticals (all in the United Kingdom) in various roles including, territory manager, Regional Development Manager, during which he initiated (with the help of a Heart Failure Nurse Consultant at The London Chest Hospital) a Diploma course in Heart Failure Management for Nurses, Level 3 Pathway to a Degree Course at City University, London, and finally Senior Regional Business Manager (a position he held for 5 years heading the London Business). He won among many other awards the prestigious Merck’s ‘2006 Best Regional Business Manager Award’. Sammy is the founder & Group Managing Director of Codix Group (Codix Pharma (Nigeria) Limited in 2008, Codix Healthcare (Ghana) Limited in 2013, Codix Healthcare (Sierra Leone) Limited in 2017 and Codix Pharma (UK) Limited in 2018, employing over 70 staff worldwide. Codix Pharma Limited is one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria with over 50 NAFDAC registered products. He is also a co-founder and Executive Vice-Chairman of The Colexa Group of Manufacturing Companies (comprising of Colexa Biosensor (Nigeria) Limited, Colexa Healthcare (Nigeria) Limited and Colexa Pharmaceuticals (Nigeria) Limited). Sammy made a Honourary Pharmacist & Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria in 2017 in recognition of his contribution to the Pharmaceutical Industry. He is currently the Vice President, Nigerian Representatives of Overseas Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NIROPHARM). A member of the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK, Royal Society of Chemistry UK, and Britain Nigeria Association (now Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust). Sammy serves on several boards of companies and organisations including Zamog Limited and Ultra Logistics Limited and he is a Pioneer member & Trustee of Triumphant Church International, UK & Olabisi Onabanjo University Faculty of Science Alumni Association (OOUFSAA). He was recently appointed onto the Management Board of Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) by the Executive Governor of Ogun State Government. Sammy is the Immediate Past President of The Collectives Club, Sagamu, and a member of Remo Growth & Development Foundation (RemoGDF), where he serves as the Head of the Health Directorate. Sammy is happily married to Elizabeth, his wife of 28 years and are both blessed with a son, Oluwatobiloba. He loves reading and playing chess & table tennis in his spare times.

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