For being a beacon of hope, a testament of mans’ capacity to overcome challenges and achieve greatness through courage, steadfastness, resourcefulness and vision, Prof. Poly Emenike is ANAMBRA PERSON OF THE WEEK.
The story of Dr Poly Emenike is one of the most inspirational stories that capture, resilience, determination, industry, focus, accomplishment and success.
The Chairman/ CEO of Neros pharmaceuticals LTD is an accomplished business titan with a humble beginning from the rustic village of Nanka in Anambra State. Poly grew up an exceptionally brilliant chap who has all the endowment to excel in any field of endeavor but unfortunately, he was surrounded by austerity that made his dreams and desires for education unrealizable at that time having dropped out after primary school education due to lack of funds.
Poly went straight into the field of trade and commerce at a young age and yet his brilliance never left him; his stars still shone so brightly that at the very young age of 23, he was already one of the pioneers of importation in his community. If stars are truly born, then Dr Poly Emenike is obviously one without any iota of doubt. He successfully built his import business and diversified into manufacturing and industry, majoring in pharmaceuticals.
Today, the NEROS Pharmaceuticals LTD is an established name in the pharmaceuticals industry, its flagship, Artesunate is one of the most effective drugs in combating malaria, commanding a sizable market share in the drug market within Nigeria and Africa. NEROS pharmaceuticals has over 200 different drug products and formulations.
However, in all the tremendous business successes, Poly never forgot his first love which is education. As a full- blown adult at the age of 32 with wife and children, he went back to school. He enrolled at Ansar-Ud-Deen Grammar School to complete his secondary education. Poly is a man of courage, immense humility and focus whose determination to become a thorough bred entrepreneur pushed him to go all the way for his Bachelors in Science, a Master’s Degree in science, a PhD and going as far as Harvard for some certifications. The Nnamdi Azikiwe University taking into consideration his numerous successes in business and some of his bestselling publications deemed him worthy to be appointed a visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship.
Beyond Business and educational excellence, Dr Poly Emenike is a philanthropist per excellence, as a man who had a humble beginning; he dedicates his life in giving opportunities he never had to young people in his community and beyond. A passionate lover of sports, he built the biggest individual stadium in the Southeast, Nigeria, in his community Nanka. The NEROS stadium is a 10,000-capacity stadium that hosts national and international sports festivals.
Prof Poly Emenike is beacon of hope, a testament of mans’ capacity to overcome challenges and achieve greatness through fortitude, clarity, hard work and vision. His, is a story of industry, compassion and giving back to the society.