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ASCM Regional Conference

A Better World Through Supply Chain

Date: TBD 

Location: Lagos, Nigeria


Through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ASCM is solving critical public health supply chain challenges including: improving weak distribution systems, implementing reliable monitoring and data-collection mechanisms, and elevating the maturity of local supply chain communities. ASCM will support the Ministries of Health in sub-Saharan Africa to enhance the capabilities of their supply chain practices to provide consistent and affordable access to food, medicine, vaccines and other imperative essentials.

Due to concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with health guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Ministries of Health, we have made the decision to postpone this event until further notice. Please continue to check back for updates.

For enquiries regarding the ASCM Africa regional conference please contact Jenny Froome at


Adeola Oduntan

Adeola Oduntan General Manager, Global Sourcing
MTN Nigeria Ltd.

Adeola Oduntan is currently the General Manager, Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management; providing requisite leadership for delivering Sourcing, Supply Chain, Facilities and Fleets strategies to enable prompt and cognizable achievement of MTN Nigeria’s business objectives. He has over 15 years’ hands-on practical Supply Chain Management experience of fast moving and high-volume Operations in the Agro-Allied, FMCG and Telecommunications Industry.

Azuka Okeke

Azuka Okeke Regional Director
Africa Resource Centre, Nigeria

Azuka oversees supply chain transformation projects in several African countries with a key focus on Nigeria. She is an expert in engaging governments and is currently serving as a thought partner and advisor to national ministries of health in Africa. She is also a leader in facilitating private sector collaborations with public sector. Currently, she has pioneered the setting up of a supply chain membership platform for the private sector in Nigeria that has strengthened private sector spending for public health. She has over 15 years’ experience working on several international and local development projects and has successfully supported the institutionalization of sustainable solutions in public health delivery in Nigeria. She received training from institutes namely Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University and University of Liverpool School of Public Health. She is currently taking a Financing course at the Edinburgh Business School, UK.

Babatunde Irukera

Babatunde Irukera Director General/Chief Executive
Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Babatunde Irukera is the Director General/Chief Executive of the Consumer Protection Council (now the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission). He is responsible for the daily management and leadership of the Commission in fulfilling its mandate to promote market competition, protect consumers and secure remedies when consumer rights are violated. Over this diverse career, Babatunde gained considerable experience in transactions, civil rights and commercial litigation, regulatory work, government relations and practice management. He has also provided capacity-building and advisory services to government institutions and other clients with respect to competition/antitrust issues.

Babatunji Odelola

Babatunji Odelola Team Lead, Integrated Services Delivery Team
HIV-TB Office, USAID Nigeria

Mr. Babatunji Odelola is the lead for the Integrated Services Delivery team in the HIV-TB health office in USAID Nigeria. He leads the core logistics team for USAID/Nigeria health interventions and oversees the strengthening and streamlining of an integrated procurement and distribution system. He currently manages one of the largest USAID projects in Nigeria responsible for implementing a public health supply chain for US government supported health projects in Nigeria. Tunji qualified as a Pharmacist from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria in 1984 and his over 30 years work experience is diverse and spans sectors including Information Technology being a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He has an MBA from the University of Wales and prior to joining USAID, Tunji has worked with Voxiva, John Snow Inc. and as a consultant to the Federal Ministry of Health under the GAPRI project (Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative).

Bola Afolabi

Bola Afolabi PhD, FCIPS, FCArb
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canal International Services, Former, General Manager, NNPC

Dr. Bola Afolabi is globally recognized as a distinguished contracting & procurement strategist, energetic and commercially oriented individual, also an arrow head of supply chain practice in the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry. Dr. Afolabi is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of an indigenous service company involved in oil & gas consultancy, strategic supply chain management, commercial leadership, arbitration, business planning & development and a host of other cutting hedge consultancy services, and also teaches MBA students at the Malaysia University of Science & Technology on Contracting & Procurement and Supply Chain Management Strategy.

Bolaji Olawoyin

Bolaji Olawoyin Country Director

Bolaji is a Pharmacist and a Health Development Specialist turned Supply Chain Management Professional with several years of diverse, cross cultural experience in both the private and public health sectors. Bolaji has significant experience in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Systems strengthening for health programs funded by Bilateral and Multilateral organizations such as USAID and the Global Fund. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, an advanced degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management from Robert Gordon University and a Micro-master’s degree in Logistics and Supply Chain from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bolu Awesu

Bolu Awesu Associate Director Nigeria

Bolu is a pharmacist with wide experience in Heath Supply Chain working at various levels on several donor-funded health projects in the public sector. She is also well-grounded in the private sector. She has served in various management positions, contributed to the development of many successful grant submissions and protocol development for various indigenous organizations and has also worked on large and complex projects funded by CDC and Global Fund. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and a postgraduate degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. She also holds a professional diploma in Procurement and Supply from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS),United Kingdom.

Kabir Shagaya

Kabir Shagaya CEO
Zippy Logistics

Kabir Shagaya is currently the CEO of Zippy Logistics, a full-service logistics company specializing in providing Retail Supply Chain solutions for Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs), multinationals and SMEs in Nigeria. Zippy Logistics has successfully aggregated supplies to the nation’s largest retailers including Shoprite and Game, and also served as the Director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group under the Clinton Foundation where he helped create policies and manage negotiations between the public and private sectors and international organizations.

Dr. Obiora Madu

Dr. Obiora Madu Chief Executive Officer
Multimix Group

Dr. Madu, an Adjunct Professor of Malaysia University of Science and Technology, holds a Doctorate in Business Administration DBA from SMC University Switzerland, was a recipient of the 2014 National Productivity Order of Merit Award NPOM from the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Dr. Madu has over 30 years of related working experience with international corporate exposure in international trade, customs and maritime as well as transport and logistics/supply chain management, including experience working with international agencies like International Trade Centre in Geneva, The US Commercial Service, USAID, Commonwealth Secretariat and African Development Bank amongst others. Dr. Madu is also the author of seven books, including Export Value Chain Financing and Agro Commodity Export Guide.

Obiora Ofoegbu

Obiora Ofoegbu Supply Chain Head
Sanofi Nigeria-Ghana

Obiora is the head of Supply Chain for Sanofi Nigeria and Ghana where he provides end-to-end supply chain leadership for the company’s business in both countries. He has multi-country experience across over 17 Sub-Sahara countries. He had previously worked in Procter & Gamble in diverse roles including Customization, Physical Distribution and Project Management.

Peter A. Bolstorff

Peter A. Bolstorff CSCP, SCOR-P
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Peter A. Bolstorff is the executive vice president of corporate development. Peter oversees the ASCM corporate transformation value proposition that includes supply chain talent development and corporate supply chain performance.

Bolstorff, the respected author of Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model, brings over 25 years of experience in supply chain and operations management to the position. Bolstorff joined ASCM as the Executive Director for the then newly merged APICS Supply Chain Council. Prior to joining ASCM, Bolstorff was the founding principal of SCE Limited, a consulting firm focused on providing supply chain program management and SCOR-based education to supply chain executives and their global teams. Bolstorff also held supply chain and operations management leadership roles at Pragmatek Consulting Group, Imation, 3M, and has been a lifelong volunteer within the SCOR community.

He received his master’s degree in industrial education from the University of Minnesota and his bachelor’s degree in mathematics, education, and psychology from St. Olaf College. He is a SCOR-certified instructor and is certified in Six Sigma.

Dr. Peter Okebukola

Dr. Peter Okebukola Partner
McKinsey & Company

Dr. Peter Okebukola is a Partner at McKinsey & Company where he leads the Healthcare Practice in West and East Africa and is a global expert in healthcare supply chains. Dr. Okebukola has worked extensively with international donor organizations, and has also led a team of global logisticians, donors and their local implementing partners in developing an end-to-end cold chain strategy and architecture for the vaccines supply chain system for some GAVI-supported countries. Dr. Okebukola holds a Ph.D. in Health Economics, Policy and Finance from Johns Hopkins University, for which he was conferred the National Delta Omega Honors Award.

Yemisi Whyte

Yemisi Whyte Head, Supply Chain
Oriental Energy Resources

Yemisi, heads the Supply Chain management of Oriental Energy Resources ltd, an Exploration and Production marginal field operator, was the Group head of supply chain for Oando Plc with business in Drilling Services, Upstream, Gas & Power and Downstream. Prior to these assignments, she was with Transocean Support services as the Head of Supply chain for Gulf of Guinea (West Africa North).

In her supply chain management career of over 24 years, she held various senior positions in various business and sectors of the economy; Pharmaceutical & Beverages, Manufacturing, Telecommunication and the oil and gas industry.

For enquiries regarding the ASCM Africa regional conference please contact Jenny Froome at

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