Nathan Chizorom Ekeke, Head of Quality Assurance at Premier Feed Mills Company Ltd
What is your job title and location?
I am the Head of Quality Assurance at Premier Feed Mills Company LTD in Ibadan, Nigeria.
How long have you worked for Premier Feed Mills?
I have worked here since 2011.
What are your responsibilities?
My job is to ensure that the product and services that my organization provides are fit for purpose, are consistent and meets both, external and internal requirements and coordinate the activities required to meet these quality standards.
What is your history/career path prior to Premier Feed Mills?
- Studied Agriculture at the University of Ibadan for my first degree
- Studied Animal Science and Nutrition at the University of Ibadan for my second degree
- Got involved in a lot of field trials with Cassava research
- Worked with Livestock Feeds (former Pfizer Feed) for five years as their Quality Control Officer
What do you enjoy most about working for Premier Feed Mills?
I enjoy the atmosphere. It is quite friendly and I am always able to find a helping hand when needed.
What is your favorite story/memory about working for Premier Feed Mills?
The day I saved an office from burning down. I was never trained as a firefighter, but out of my passion and spirit of ownership, I dared to do the unthinkable. Afterwards, I was so proud of myself, I felt like a superhero.
What important values do you think Premier Feed Mills delivers on?
I believe that Premier Feed Mills delivers on quality.
What surprised you the most about the job or its location?
The high level of concentration the job demands and how that affects other people’s lives.
How do you spend your free time? What do you do in the city where you live?
I spend my free time playing sports, gardening, adventuring and sight-seeing.
What is your hidden talent? Or something people don’t know about you?
Most people don’t know about my oratory prowess, and that I am a motivational speaker. Also, I play the guitar.