Speakers

We are honored to have three renowned speakers who are subject matter experts in their fields, who will be leading the discourse on this very important topic.

Babatunde Irukera, Chief Executive, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC

Babatunde Irukera, Chief Executive, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC

Babatunde Irukera is the Chief Executive of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC (formerly Consumer Protection Council). He started overseeing the transition and operationalization of the Commission since January 30, 2019, when the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act was enacted. He is responsible for the daily management and leadership of the Commission in fulfilling its mandate to promote market competition, protect consumers and secure remedies when consumer rights are violated.

His record of advocacy and representation in competition and consumers’ issues is exceptional and provides the clarity that both the Commission and industry need in addressing issues of customer service/protection, promoting a level playing field in the Nigerian marketplace, and ensuring regulatory stability. He has been in active legal practice for almost three decades. His varied experience ranges from being In-house Counsel to General Counsel, Managing Partner in a law firm, and advising senior government officials as well as key government institutions. Over this diverse career, Babatunde gained considerable experience in transactions, civil rights and commercial litigation, regulatory work, government relations and practice management.

Prof. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

Prof. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

Professor Mojisola C. Adeyeye is the Director General (DG) of Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) where she is leading regulatory and administrative reforms through quality management approach. She is Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutics, Drug Product Development and Evaluation at the College of Pharmacy, Roosevelt University (RU) in Schaumburg, Illinois.

She was the Founding Chair of the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences at Roosevelt University where she hired new faculty, built research laboratories, and procured research equipment. Prof Adeyeye is celebrated for enhancing the scholastic capacity of the faculty members, and engaging community stakeholders (pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies) as advisory board and collaborators.

She is Senior William J. Fulbright Scholar and Specialist, 2008 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Fellow, 2016 Nigerian National Academy of Science Fellow and 2017 Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy Fellow. She earned her B.S., and M.S./PhD from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, and University of Georgia, Athens, GA, respectively.

She was the President/CEO of EPPI until she was appointed as DG of NAFDAC.

Zoltan Syposs, Vice President QSE at The Coca‑Cola Company

Zoltan Syposs, Vice President QSE at The Coca‑Cola Company 

Zoltan is responsible for leading global strategies for quality, food safety; sustainability; operational health and safety; leading global technical governance; technical risk management; policies and requirements.

Zoltan is a proven global system leader with over 20 years of experience working across both The Coca‑Cola Company and bottling operations. Zoltan joined Coca‑Cola in 2000 as Quality Manager for TCCC Carpathian Region. Since then, he has held several operational leadership roles in manufacturing, supply chain operations, QSE management, logistics including Plant Manager, Supply Chain and Business Unit Manufacturing Manager for Coca‑Cola Hellenic Poland, Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo; Supply Chain Technical Manager and Quality Assurance Manager at Beverage Partners Worldwide – EMEA Division in Switzerland. In 2012 he was named Group Quality Manager and in 2015 Group QSE Director for the Coca‑Cola Hellenic Group based in Austria.

 

In his latest role as Group QSE Director for Coca‑Cola Hellenic, Zoltan played a key leadership role in the strategic QSE Maturity Continuum concept development, rollout and embedding of QSE as a core value for driving transformational change in Coca‑Cola Hellenic. He also deployed the Behavioral Based Safety concept across all Hellenic operations, brought the WWW strategic framework to life, led the development of a strong QSE talent pipeline and raised operational QSE performance and awareness to the next level.

Zoltan holds a Master of Science degree in Horticulture & Food Science from the University of Horticulture & Food Industry in Hungary and a Ph.D. degree in Food Microbiology from Szent Istvan University. Since 2016 he serves as an Associate Professor at the Szent Istvan University, Hungary, Department Food Safety & Microbiology. In 2019 Zoltan was elected as a member of the Advisory Board at the Nova School of Business and Economics, Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center in Portugal.