Press Release: Sproxil Appoints Chinedum Chijioke as Managing Director for Sproxil Nigeria
Congratulations to Chinedum Chijioke on becoming the Managing director for Sproxil Nigeria. See below the press release.
Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A. & Lagos, Nigeria (February 5, 2015) –Sproxil®, a leading provider of world-class brand protection, is proud to announce that Chinedum Chijioke has been appointed Managing Director for their Nigerian operations. Chijioke will be responsible for managing the staff and leading the development and execution of the Company’s expansion plans in Nigeria.
He is also responsible for directing management of the Company’s corporate relationships with customers, vendors, regulators, and shareholders. Sproxil Nigeria pioneered Mobile Authentication Service (MAS) in the country and has grown significantly to protect products across multiple industries, including pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, personal care, and automotive parts. Its award-winning Mobile Product Authentication™ (MPA™) technology is the most widely used MAS in the country.
Chijioke has fourteen years of strategic management and consulting experience. Prior to joining Sproxil, he was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CFS West Africa Limited, a customer service consultancy based in Lagos, Nigeria. Before CFS, Chijioke was Deputy Head of Business Advisory at Nextzon Business Services Limited, a management consultancy also based in Lagos.
Sproxil is an ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certified social enterprise that uses mobile technology to combat counterfeiting and increase brand equity with innovative, consumer-focused product protection and targeted marketing solutions. Its award-winning Mobile Product Authentication™ (MPA™) solution helps ensure goods are not counterfeit or compromised, empowering consumers to verify product genuineness by SMS, mobile app, web, or voice.
Compatible with any tangible item, MPA is widely used by leading pharmaceutical companies to curb the multi-billion dollar counterfeit drug industry. MPA protects products across multiple industries, including personal care, automotive aftermarket parts and electrical cables. Sproxil’s mobile marketing and consumer loyalty services help brand owners increase consumer loyalty and differentiate themselves from competitors.
The company has been recognized globally for its efforts against counterfeiting and is endorsed by regulatory bodies in Nigeria and Kenya. Sproxil received the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2013 Patents for Humanity Award in Information Technology, the 2010 IBM SmartCamp Boston Award and the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative Outstanding Commitment Award. In 2013, Sproxil was named the most innovative company in health care and #7 overall by Fast Company Magazine.
Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, Sproxil has operations in India, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan, with the ability to execute projects on six major continents. For more information and a full list of Sproxil’s solution suite, please visit www.sproxil.com.