5 Richest Igbo Men in Healthcare 
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5 Richest Igbo Men in Healthcare 

The healthcare sector in Nigeria, being one of the most important and significant sectors in the country, has experienced some remarkable growth and innovation in recent years. The Igbo people of Nigeria whose home is at the eastern part of the country have contributed tremendously to this cause, thus, amassing their wealth.

Through their investments, philanthropy, and entrepreneurial endeavors, these Igbo entrepreneurs who have emerged as influential figures in the sector have contributed to the development of healthcare infrastructure, medical equipment manufacturing, and healthcare delivery in Nigeria.

This article will explore the remarkable success stories of the top of some of the  wealthiest Igbo men in the healthcare industry, highlighting their entrepreneurial achievements and their impact on transforming healthcare in Nigeria.

Cosmas Maduka – Coscharis medical and foods

Cosmas Maduka, founder and chairman of Coscharis Group, is one of the most successful Igbo entrepreneurs who has diversified his business interests into the healthcare sector. A diversified sector of his company, Coscharis Medical & Foods Limited is at the forefront in providing medical consultancy, pharmaceutical and diagnostic solutions to hospitals and homes.

The Nigerian businessman established the company in 1997, which operates as a professional service to healthcare. From its inception, the company has been training several medical personnel both locally and overseas, supporting biomedical engineers, amongst others. Cosmas Maduka’s whose business acumen and commitment to quality have contributed to his success in the healthcare industry, thus, ranking him among the richest men in the east.

Tony Ezenna – Orange Drugs Nigeria Limited

Tony Ifeanyichukwu Ezenna, Nigerian businessman and founder of Orange Drugs Nigeria Limited, a company that specializes in the distribution of pharmaceutical and beauty products. Having started the company in 1988, Ezenna has built the company to be a leading pharmaceutical distribution company in the country,  making Tony Ezenna a significant player in the healthcare sector.

Under Tony Ezenna’s leadership, Orange Drugs has built a reputation for providing quality products to healthcare professionals and consumers across Nigeria and beyond. The company has partnered with some Indonesia largest pharmaceutical groups like Kalbe Farma, Dexa Medica, Mensa Group, amongst others. The company has a vast distribution network that spans the country, ensuring that essential medicines and healthcare products reach various regions and communities.

Ambrosie Bryant Chukwueloka Orjiako

Ambrosie Bryant Chukwueloka Orjiako is a trained medical doctor, and worked at the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital as a Trauma and Orthopedic Surgeon for many years, before being tempted into the oil industry. 

He later sub-specialised in orthopaedic and trauma surgery and became a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons in 1996. In 2006, he completed the OPM program at Harvard Business School.

Orjiako is the chairman and co-founder of SEPLAT, a leading Nigerian independent oil and gas company listed on both the London and Nigerian stock exchanges.

Tony Elumelu – Avon Medical Practice Limited

Tony Elumelu is another rich man in the eastern part of the company who has interest in the health sector. Through Avon Medical Services, a healthcare company founded in 2012 as a subsidiary of the Heirs Holdings Group, his family owned-business, the company provides a range of medical services, including primary care, diagnostics, and specialist care.

The Lagos based company is one of the leading healthcare providers focused on delivering high-quality, affordable healthcare to underserved communities in Nigeria, and has been recognized for its innovative approach to healthcare delivery.

Tony Elumelu’s wife, Dr Awele Vivien Elumelu is the Chairperson of Avon Medical Practice Limited. She is also the Chairperson of Avon Healthcare Limited, another Heirs Holdings Group subsidiary, and oversees the healthcare investments of Heirs Holdings.

Godwin Maduka

Godwin Maduka is a Nigerian-American medical professional and founder of Las Vegas Pain Institute and Medical Center,  the largest and most comprehensive pain treatment practice group in Nevada, in the United States.

Maduka, who hails from Anambra State, is widely recognized for his contributions to pain management and his commitment to providing affordable healthcare services. His entrepreneurial endeavors have made him one of the wealthiest Igbo men in the healthcare industry.

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