PhD candidate and highly successful Nigerian businessman Chief Poly Ike Emenike has been decorated with the renowned Napoleon Hill Foundation Gold Medal Award and Plaque. The elaborate ceremony took place at the University of Virginia, Wise campus, United States on Tuesday, 27 March 2012. Chief Emenike, who is also known by his traditional title of Odenigbo Nanka, is the chairman and chief executive officer of NEROS Pharamaceuticals Limited in his home country Nigeria.
Chief Emenike is the fourth person to be honoured with the Napoleon Hill Foundation Award. He is also the only person to be adorned with a Gold Medal Award in the past 10 years. Remarkably also, Chief Emenike is the only person outside the United States to be honoured with such an award. Among the past recipients of the award, Chief Emenike is the only person who is still alive. These are significant achievements by Chief Emenike, one of our highly motivated and successful PhD candidates. Chief Emenike has brought high honour to this institution.