The CEO's Profile - DR. AKINTUNDE ISHOLA AYENI (THE PATHFINDER)

The CEO's Profile - DR. AKINTUNDE ISHOLA AYENI (THE PATHFINDER)

Akintunde Ishola Ayeni

Akintunde Ishola Ayeni was born in Oye Ekiti State in the early 60’s to late Pa Dada Orimekunluyi Ayeni and Madam Elizabeth Adesoye Ayeni.

He attended St. Patrick primary school, Oke Padre, Ibadan in Oyo State and Adelagun Memorial Grammar School, Ibadan. He later graduated in Fisheries Science from the Federal College of Fisheries (under the Nigeria Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research), Maiduguri, Borno State in 1984.

Akintunde Ishola Ayeni was introduced to herbal medicine by his late father, Pa Dada Orimekunluyi Ayeni at a very tender age. He ventured into the herbal medicine practice in later part of 1981 in Akure Ondo State, and today has carved a niche for himself as a leader and shining light in the practice of herbal medicine.

After graduation from the Federal College of Fisheries, Maiduguri in 1984 he stayed back in Kano to practice herbal medicine for two years before returning to Lagos.

With the innovation he had brought into herbal medicine, he has changed the old perception of our people especially the elites about traditional medicine. He standardized the herbal medicine practice in Nigeria; Akintunde Ishola Ayeni is being referred to as THE PATHFINDER in the field of herbal practice. He was the first herbal practitioner to capsulate herbal medicine into capsule in 1998 and into blister pack in 2004 which was launched at Airport hotel, Ikeja under the distinguished Chairmanship of Brigadier Raji Rasaki and the then NAFDAC DG Late Dora Akuyili as the Special Guest. He is also the first herbal practitioner to introduce measurement and dosage to the use of herbal medicine in Nigeria.

Today he is the President/Founder of YEMKEM INTERNATIONAL GROUP and Pathfinder Hotel and Holiday Inn, Ado Ekiti State, Copper Jim investments Limited and Abbey Concept and Resources Limited.

Akintunde Ishola Ayeni has formulated a lot of high quality herbal proucts in Nigeria among which are Osomo, Titanic K2, Titanic platinum brandy, Eroxil 5000, M & T Capsule, Supa A1, Super bitters and other herbal products. 

Yemkem International group has become a household name in Nigeria and in the global world with good programming and advertisement in over twenty five television stations and several national dailies, and with sound management and organizational structure. The company has branches all over the Federation and distributors in the United Kingdom.

Akintunde Ishola Ayeni is the National President of Herbal Therapy Society of Nigeria, a member of Lagos country club, Ikeja and Rotary club of Nigeria.

In his recognition of service to humanity, he was appointed patron of several associations, among which are Nigeria Union of Switzerland based in Zurich, Association of Nigeria Theatre Practitioners (ANTP), and Freelance Independent Broadcaster Association of Nigeria (FIBAN). He has presented papers in seminars and delivered lectures in the United States of America (USA), the United Kingdom (UK) and Switzerland. He has also been granted interviews on the BBC by Hilary Anderson and CNN by George Kent. 

Among several awards and decorations won by Prince (Dr.) Akintunde Ayeni are:

  1. Pathfinder, Nigeria Modern Herbal Medicine Practice.
  2. Best Alternative Therapy Marketer of the Year 2005.
  3. Unique Health Gold Award.
  4. The Crystal Merit Award Of Excellence United Kingdom
  5. Lion’s Outstanding Philanthropist Award by Lions Club, Ado Ekiti.
  6. Leadership Award by NTA Ibadan.
  7. Man Of The Year Award By LTV8
  8. The Atayese of Ikare Akoko in Ondo State.
  9. The Borokini Of Alimoso Land, Lagos State
  10. The Bobagunwa of Ilemeso Ekiti.
  11. The Agbomola Of Idimu, Lagos
  12. The ARE Bobagunwa of Egbeda, Lagos.

 

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The board is made up of:

  • Prince (Dr.) Akintunde Ayeni - Chairman.

  • Chief (Mrs.) Abiodun Ayeni - Managing Director.

  • Mr. Akinyemi Ayeni - Director.

  • Oluwakemi Ayeni - Director.

  • Olajide Ayeni - Director.

  • Nike Ayeni - Director.

  • Yomi Ayeni - Director.