GlaxoSmithKline, a science-led global healthcare company, has announced the appointment of Omongiade Ehighebolo as its new Communications & Government Affairs Director (Pharmaceuticals) for West and Central Africa.

In his new role, Ehighebolo will be responsible for strengthening and executing GSK Pharmaceutical’s overall strategic Communications and Government Relations plans. He is expected to use his deep understanding of the environment to enhance the company’s external stakeholder engagement portfolio with the aim of strengthening the healthcare infrastructure in Nigeria.

Ehighebolo joins GSK Pharma in February 2017 from Procter & Gamble, where he worked in different capacities since 2005. He is assuming his duty wealth of valuable experience spanning Communications & Government Affairs, Regulatory and Manufacturing Systems in Nigeria and across Sub-Sahara Africa.

Ehighebolo, a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Benin, also has knowledge of Pharmaceutical business in Nigeria.