Managing Principal
Mrs Vivian C. Maduekeh
Managing Principal

Vivian Maduekeh is a Public Health and Food Systems Consultant with a keen interest in food safety, food security, nutrition, preventive medicine and health literacy. She is the Managing Principal/Founder of Food Health Systems Advisory.

Preceding FHS Advisory, She served as a health promotion lead at Nigeria’s premier health insurance firm Hygeia HMO, where she advised corporate clients on disease prevention. She has also worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) Food Safety and Zoonosis Unit in Geneva, a UK Department for International Development (DFID) health project and with Rivers Vegetable Oil Company (RIVOC) as a quality control/ water safety officer.

Vivian holds a Masters in International Health and Tropical Medicine from the University of Oxford, UK as an ExonMobil Global Health Scholar. She received her BSc. (Hons) in Food Science and Technology from the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. Vivian is a professional member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST).

Vivian was selected as a New Voices Fellow (food security) at the Aspen Institute for her outstanding work. She was also nominated as one of the top 42 young African innovators to watch by Ventures Africa.

Vivian is a strong believer in food system strengthening and has an excellent track record of delivering solutions that integrate global health, food systems and agriculture in emerging markets.

Expert Advisory Board

Prof. Gabriel O. Adegoke

Professor Gabriel Olaniran Adegoke is a Professor of Food Safety and Food Microbiology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has 25+ years’ experience in food quality assurance, HACCP, GAP, CODEX standards and food safety.​ He is a member of the CODEX Alimentarius Commission’s Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), the Nigerian CODEX Technical Committee, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG). He has served as a Consultant for the World Health Organization on issues relating to Healthy Food Market and acrylamide. Prof. Adegoke was part of the team that introduced the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system to Nigeria in 1996 .

​ Prof. Adegoke has authored and co-authored over 100 refereed publications which include 3 books and 6 book chapters. He has won numerous fellowships which have enabled him to conduct pre-doctoral and postdoctoral research works in several countries across the globe. He is a member of the editorial boards of 10 different journals with high impact factors and is a reviewer for over 20 different journals.

Professor Adegoke received his PhD in Food Microbiology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a member of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Prof. Gregory I. Onwuka

Professor Gregory Ikechukwu Onwuka is a Professor of Food Science and Technology at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. He has served as the Head of Department and Dean at the College of Applied Food Sciences and Tourism. He has 20+ years experience in research and teaching of food processing, food safety, food chemistry, toxicology, and analysis.

Prof. Onwuka is the author of Food Analysis and Instrumentation – Theory and Practice and Food Science and Technology. He has also authored over 70 refereed journal publications. Much of his work has led to the technological innovation in his field and has been utilised in partnership with international organisations, government and agencies.

He received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Food Science and Technology at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is a member of the Institute of Food Technology as well as the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Dr Augustine E. Okoruwa

Dr Augustine Ehimen Okoruwa has over 25years experience in food processing, research and development, good manufacturing practices, quality management services and regulatory affairs in both the private and public sector. His career has focused on value addition and postharvest loss reduction strategies through the development of crop processing and utilisation technologies as well as new food products development from idea to market (I2M) for commercialization and income generation.

He is currently the Project Manager, Agriculture and Nutrition (Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition) at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Before this, he was an independent Principal Consultant/Director at Complete Foods Limited, where he developed and registered Davik Akara Chips, a novel local fried bean cake snack.

Dr Okoruwa worked for 13 years at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, where he established the Grain Quality and Utilization Laboratory; developed, demonstrated and promoted several processing technologies for Maize, Cassava, Soybean, Cowpea and Yam in Nigeria and other African Countries. He also served as a Product Development Manager (Foods) at Evans Medical Plc.; Head of Technical, Research and Development at UAC Nigeria Plc.; Group Head, Research and Development at Flour Mills Nigeria Plc and R&D Technical Manager at the African Nutrition Ventures of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria. Dr Okoruwa has consulted for both local and international organisations including AACE Foods and Distribution Limited, FAO, UNICEF, UNIDO, Suntory Beverage and Food Ltd Nigeria/Ireland(Lucozade and Ribena) and GIZ among others.

Dr Okoruwa obtained his BSc in Food Science and Technology from the University of Jos and his Master and Doctorate degrees in Food Technology from the University of Ibadan. He is a globally Certified Food Scientist (CFS), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Administration (FCIA), a professional member of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (MNIFST), the Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (MIPAN) and the Institute of Packaging Nigeria (MIOPN).