Personality of the Month – Pharm, Michael Heavens

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Pharm, Michael Heavens, is the managing director /chief executive officer of CHAN Medi-Pharm Ltd/Gte. Born in Lokoja, Kogi State, Heavens is a native of Edo State. He had his elementary and secondary education in different parts of the country.

He graduated from the University of Jos, where he bagged his Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) degree, before proceeding to Lagos State University, for his Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme.

Heavens had a brief stint as a medical representative with Evans Medical Plc, from 2004 to 2008. Between 2008 and January 2010, he worked with Pharmabase Nigeria Limited as the regional sales manager, covering Lagos and Ogun States.

Michael Heavens

As a reward for his valued contribution to the growth of Pharmabase,  he was promoted to the post of product manager, a post he occupied from January 2010 to January 2011. From January 2011 to May 2012, he was the organisation’s business development manager.

In July 2012, Heavens joined Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc, as head of sales/national demand manager. Two years later, in December 2014, he became the national sales manager of Elbe Pharma Nigeria Limited.

Following his track record of excellent performance over the years, Heavens was appointed chief operating officer (COO) of CHAN Medi-Pharm Ltd/Gte in February 2017.  As the COO, he effectively coordinated all the four major arms of CHAN Medi-Pharm (Essential Medicines, NGO/programmes, Warehousing/Supply Chain Management and PATH2 Businesses) and made sure they delivered their numbers.

He also complimented the efforts of the marketing and national sales managers in promoting the company’s brands for better sales. As the COO, he served as a member of the Finance and Medicare & General Purpose Committees of the Board of CHAN Medi-Pharm Ltd/Gte.

In April 2018, he was elevated to the position of managing director/chief executive officer (CEO) of CHAN Medi-Pharm Ltd/Gte. Since assuming this position, he has provided leadership and strategic direction to CHAN Medi-Pharm Ltd/Gte and other members of the executive management team, especially in ensuring that the company meets its strategic objectives and goals in line with its vision and mission.

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Heavens is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN). He was a former assistant secretary, National Association of Industrial Pharmacists (NAIP),  as well as being chairman, Conference Planning Committee, National Association of Industrial Pharmacists.

Heavens believes in giving back to society. This passion has birthed some thriving initiatives such as the scholarship awards given annually to financially challenged students to aid them from primary to tertiary institutions and the giving of financial and technical support to small business owners. He is happily married to Mrs Oluwakemi Grace Heavens, and their marriage is blessed with three children.

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