Prof. Chimezie Anyakora
Chief Executive Officer of Bloom Public Health
Professor Chimezie Anyakora is the Chief Executive Officer of Bloom Public Health. He holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and taught at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lagos for over a decade. He has also been involved in Public Health and Medicine Quality research. He has supervised various PhD students and published scores of papers in the field. He was named the University of Lagos researcher of the year in 2009 among many other awards.
He was part of the international transition team for the African University of Science and Technology Abuja. He is a professor at the School of Science and Technology, Pan Atlantic University and an adjunct professor at the faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Nnamdi Azikiwe University. He is a postgraduate supervisor at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Western Cape. He had a stint at the Lagos Business School and during the period authored and coauthored several case studies. He founded the Centre for Advanced Research on Separation Science. He is member of the governing council the Institute for Industrial Technology.
Prof. Chimezie Anyakora was the Nigeria Country Director for the United States Pharmacopeia. Prior to that he consulted for the Global Health Impact Program where he worked on Public Health projects across various African countries including Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Malawi, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Congo Brazzaville and many more. He is very active at various public health regional initiatives on the continent.
As the country lead of the United States Pharmacopeia and the Chief of Party of the Promoting the Quality of Medicines program in Nigeria Professor Anyakora led the development and execution of the overall project strategy in Nigeria. He is now leading Bloom Public Health and continues to advance Public Health on the continent especially in different African countries where Bloom Public Health has offices including Nigeria, Rwanda, Botswana and Cameroon. Lately he has been doing a lot in the vaccine space. Through Bloom Public Health he supported Nigeria in the development of the National Vaccine Policy and currently working with the country on a WHO funded vaccine manufacturing ecosystem mapping.