Sir Bright Ekweremadu

An extraordinary leader with over twenty two years of experience in social marketing and managing complex HIV & AIDS prevention, Reproductive Health/Family Planning and Maternal and Child Health programmes. Sir Bright joined SFH in 1993, and rose to the position of Managing Director in January 2005.

Sir Bright retired as Managing director of Society for Family Health on 31st December, after 25 years of service and 14 years at the helm. Under inspirational leadership and exceptionally motivating management style, Bright has nurtured SFH to become a foremost Nigerian non-governmental organisation.

Within his tenure, the organisation transformed lives and the lived realities of millions of Nigerians, averting over 3.3 million disability adjusted life years (DALYs) and contributing 1.1 million couple years of protection (CYPs) in 2016 and 2017. He also led the organisation to become the first Nigerian NGO to receive direct funding from the US Government.

Sir Bright holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1987) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1982). Sir Bright is also a Knight of John Wesley in the Methodist church. He is highly motivated, result driven and very passionate about his job. He employs these qualities effectively in steering the ship of governance while in SFH. He currently holds an Honourary Membership award from the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria for his worthy contribution and promotion of the course of pharmacy within and outside Nigeria.