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G. N. Elemo

G. N. Elemo

Director General And Chief Executive
Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO)
Nigeria

Biography

Gloria Elemo is the current Director General/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria’s foremost research institute, The Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO). She assumed office as the seventh Chief Executive of FIIRO and the very first female Director General/CEO. Her career dates back to 1979 when she functioned as a Clinical Biochemist at the Bauchi State Hospital where she had her NYSC. Between 1982 and 1984, she was a graduate assistance at the department of Human Nutrition at the University of Ibadan. Her romance with the academic world continued when she was employed into the services of the Lagos State University (Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences) as Lecturer II. By 1987, she had risen to become a Lecturer I and later the head of the department. By 1991, she became a senior lecturer at the same University. In 1993, she moved further in her career when she was employed as the Assistant Scientific officer at the Raw Material Research and Development Council in Abuja. While at RMRDC, sherose through the ranks to become a Deputy Director. Areas where she functioned as a Deputy Director include her roles as the head of the Pilot Plant Projects Division, head of the Investment Promotion Division, head of the Research Evaluation and Monitoring Division, the Beverages Materials Division and the Plastic Rubber and foam Division. All these leadership positions were held between 1995 and 2007. In 2007, her consistent display of competence and professionalism in her over twenty seven years of post doctorate working experience, could not be ignored by “FIIRO”, hence her appointment as the Director, Food and Analytical Services Department of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, an organization that serves as the flagship of Research and Development in Nigeria It was this position she occupied until destiny came calling, when she was announced and appointed as the Director General and Chief Executive in May 2011.

Research

Formulation and development of nutrient rich food beverage for people living with HIV/AIDS; development and production of high nutrients density drinks and biscuits for school age children; Production and packaging of traditional dishes.