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Membere-Otaji emerges board chairman of Clearline International


Emi Membere-Otaji

A new Chairman, Board of Directors has been appointed for Nigeria’s foremost pioneer Health Management Organisation, Clearline International Limited.

He is Dr. Emi Membere-Otaji. He succeeds the late Umaru Ali Shinkafi, former Director General of the National Security Organisation (NSO), who died in London in July 2016.

In a statement by the Managing Director of Clearline, Dr. Isaac Akintunji, the appointment is in furtherance of the organisations strategy to sustain its corporate pedigree and reposition the company for better service delivery and better market penetration.


According to Akintunji, Dr. Membere-Otaji, who is a vibrant and notable investor, will not only bring his wealth of experience to the organisation, but will also be strategic in engendering exponential growth for Clearline HMO in its 20th year of operation, bringing on board his vast professional expertise and business acumen.

Membere-Otaji is an astute administrator and Chairman/CEO of Elshcon Group of Companies with interest in Oil and Gas, Shipping, Healthcare and Ocean fishing.

He is a medical doctor turned entrepreneur. A graduate of University of Lagos Medical School, Nigeria and McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington DC United States of America, among other institutions.

He is a Fellow and recipient of the Award of Excellence of the Nigeria Institute of Management,(Chartered) and a recipient of the Award of Role of Honour from the Nigeria Medical Association, Rivers state Chapter.

A one-time Commissioner for Health and Special Adviser on Investment and Privatisation in Rivers State, Membere-Otaji was a member of the Federal Government Committee that reviewed the Guidelines and Operations of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2000.

He was also a one- time Chairman of West African Glass Industry Plc and a former Director of PABOD Breweries Limited, among others.

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