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Bukky George

CEO, Healthplus Ltd. & Casabella Int’l Ltd.

Bukky George is the Founder & CEO of HealthPlus Limited and CasaBella Int’l Limited. HealthPlus is Nigeria’s first Integrative Pharmacy, the fastest growing pharmacy chain in West Africa, committed to its mission of helping people achieve optimum health and vitality with a vision to be Africa’s #1 for pharmacy, wellness and beauty. HealthPlus is the recipient of the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award for Retail Pharmacy of the Year 2014, 2015 & 2016. CasaBella is a one-stop store for grooming and beauty solutions for men and women.

Bukky has over 25 years of experience in the retail health & beauty industry. She is a registered Pharmacist with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, the General Pharmaceutical Council UK and a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. She holds an MBA and is an Alumnus of Lagos Business School. She is currently enrolled in the Owner President Management (OPM) Program at the Harvard Business School.

Over the past 18 years, the business has grown to 76 branches with over 750 associates. Bukky aspires for HealthPlus to be the Boots Pharmacy of Nigeria. Bukky’s strengths include a strong academic foundation, a passion for excellence and a determination to raise the standards in healthcare. She is devoted to continuous learning. Bukky provides strategic leadership for the HealthPlus Group.

Bukky is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria. In 2014, Bukky was selected as one of the 23 leaders from 18 emerging economies to participate in the 2014 Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring program. In the same month, she joined the President, World Bank Group; CEO, The Goldman Sachs Group; and CEO, IFC on a panel to discuss Access to Capital for Women Entrepreneurs and the signing of The Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility, the first-ever global finance facility dedicated exclusively to women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises. Bukky George is the Chairman of Sanofi Pharmacy Advisory Board. She is a Merit Award Winner of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN). She is a member of the Pharma Strategy Committee, charged with the mandate to chart a vision for Pharmacy in Nigeria. She is an Executive Council Member of Women in Management, Business & Public Service (WIMBIZ). Building on her passion for knowledge sharing, Bukky mentors several with a special focus on entrepreneurship. Bukky George is a multi-award winner for excellence in Entrepreneurship, Healthcare and Community Service; including Winner Harvard Business School Association of Nigeria (HBSAN) Leadership Awards for the Entrepreneurship Category; Winner W Entrepreneur of the Year (Access Bank), Finalist EY Entrepreneur of the Year and Finalist in the Business Woman of the Year Category of the CNBC All African Business Leaders Awards.

Bukky and her husband live in Lagos with their four children.