Published On: Wed, Aug 24th, 2016

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Margaret Obiageli Olele is the director of corporate affairs for Pfizer Nigeria, Ghana and East Africa. She is responsible for the communication activities and public affairs engagements of the company in the countries.

She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literature from the University of Benin, a Masters of Arts degree in English from the University of Ibadan, a Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos and a Master of Science degree in Mass Communication (specialising in Public Relations and Advertising) from the same university.

Olele also attended the British Standard Institute, United Kingdom, where she became qualified as an internal Auditor for Quality Management System ISO 9001.2000, as well as Environmental Management Systems ISO 1800. Thereafter, she was made the management representative for Quality Management System at the West African Seasoning Company.

Having served for over a decade with the West African Seasoning Company, an affiliate of Ajinomoto Group, Japan, she joined the pioneer private broadcast media outfit in Nigeria, Clapperboard Network Television. Thereafter, in July 2010, Maggie, as she is fondly called, joined Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals as associate director, Public Affairs and Communications. With  superlative performance records, she became the director in the same role by 2012.

As an experienced publicist with numerous track records, she was in 2013 seconded to the role of director, Tenders and Institutions, where she infused her experience in the area of public affairs, providing fresh insights into the opportunities around growing Tender Business in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

For three years consecutively, the astute Maggie combined her corporate affairs role with health & value, tender, and key account management for Pfizer in Nigeria, Ghana and East Africa; and she successfully led her team to achieve outstanding success in business with non-traditional customers.

She gallantly set the pace in the company’s diversification into East Africa and held, at various times the position of general manager for marketing, regulatory, new product development, public relations and corporate communications. She currently represents Pfizer in different committees, including the Advertising Standards Panel of the Advertising Regulatory Agency in Nigeria (APCON).

Maggie has also served the pharmaceutical industry in various capacities. She was the head of publicity for the Association of Nigerian Representatives of Overseas Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NIROPHARM) from 2013 to 2015.She also lent her voice to the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, to drive a special campaign on the safe use of medicines.

The Pfizer director of corporate affairs  is happily married with children.

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