Joseph Ijie

Joseph Ijie

General Manager – Pharmalogistics

Joseph is a 2015 graduate of the Global MBA programme – Manchester Business School (MBS), University of Manchester, England.

He started his career as a community Pharmacist in 2004 after a one-year internship at the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Lagos. He joined MDS Logistics – Division of UAC Nigeria in January 2005 as a Distribution and Customer Service Officer at the National Distribution centre, Apapa, Lagos. He was appointed as Distribution Manager, GSK Distribution Centre, Isolo Lagos in 2007. And in 2009, he was appointed Manager (Distribution) – Tele-consumables, a position he held till May 2011. In May 2011, Joseph was appointed as Distribution manager – Pharma to oversee activities at the GSK Pharma Anglophone West Africa Distribution Hub – a centre managed by MDS Logistics as a 3PL Services provider. 

Between 2016 and 2018, Joseph functioned as the Regional Customer Service Manager, Lagos & West Nigeria (General Warehousing Unit), where he was responsible for the operational and financial performance of 20 multi-clients’ distribution centres spread across 9 states of Nigeria.

In January 2018, he was appointed the National Distribution Manager- Pharma where he implemented effective logistics strategies and improvement in operational processes, functional standards and excellent customer service.

Joseph became the General Manager for the Pharma operation in October 2020.



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