Victor Olugbenga Afolabi is the group CEO at GDM group Nigeria, and Chief Executive Officer of Hazon Holdings – a conglomerate with interests in pharmaceutical distributions, health insurance, marketing communications, outdoor advertising, insurance brokerage, real estate, print production, commodity trading, investment and financial services.
He is a Pharmacist par excellence, business titan, health economist and visionary entrepreneur. With a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from ABU, Zaria and a Master’s degree in Managerial Psychology from the University of Ibadan, the Lagos Business School Alumnus is relentlessly driven in the pursuit of excellence.
Asides his enviable academic accomplishments, VGA is an adjunct faculty of the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan African University; an Associate Member of The Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM); American Marketing Association (AMA), and a Member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK); International Health Economics Association; Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON). As an adjunct faculty of the Pan African University, he teaches Sales & Marketing for special programs and remains a frequent guest at several radio shows like Enterprise Stories on Classic FM.
In giving back to the society, the humble albeit hardworking doyen constantly sets the pace and ensures that he continually develops projects and opportunities that engage youths, institutions and multi-national corporations home and abroad. A true maestro in harnessing brain power, he has over the years raised his conglomerate to advantageous standards and has raised a truly superb team to run with his vision. In marketing, advertising and business-to-business sectors, his giant strides are legendary.
With fresh initiative increasingly sparse among Nigerian professionals, Victor Afolabi’s innate motivation for excellence constantly makes him a force to reckon with in today’s business scene. With his expertise in Managerial Psychology, he has a distinct aptitude for training and bringing out the best in others.
V’GA has had major career stints with Evans Medical Plc as a Medical Representative and in Nestle Nigeria as Brand Manager. His firm currently engages over 100 staff members and 400 contract staff spread across Nigeria and Ghana.
He is married to the amazing Adetutu Afolabi, a distinguished pharmacist with 3 lovely daughters.
Few days ago i sat with this remarkable business leader to learn from his incredible success story and from our discussion i discovered he is a man on a mission backed by a big vision, discipline, ingenuity and commitment to excellence.
Achievers Forum wish him unparalleled long life in good health.
Happy birthday VGA.
I salute you.