About us

Ligand Innovation Global is a Canadian Social Enterprise, committed to creating innovative solutions with far-reaching impact.

Ligand Innovation Global has identified the LifeAir, as the epitome of social innovation: a device poised to save millions of lives around the world, and a great investment opportunity for 'impact & social-conscious' investors.

Our long-term vision is "to have the LifeAir on every emergency tray in the world"

Our Team

Dayo Olakulehin M.D

Co-Founder & CEO

Dayo is a trained medical doctor turned entrepreneur, with passion for quality health care delivery and innovative solutions for health facilities in developing countries.


He holds a Masters Degree In Entrepreneurship & Innovation from McMaster University’s W Booth School.

He is Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ligand Innovation Global.

Raymond Minato

Co-Founder & CTO

Ray is President & CEO - Inertia Engineering + Design; A Professional engineer with 20+ years experience in product design, engineering development & manufacturing supply chain experience in automotive, consumer packaged goods, safety and medical devices. He is also a 6-year member in Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and EO Board of Director Chair & Program lead for EO Accelerator Program 2013-2014.

He is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Ligand Innovation Global.

Louis J. Sapi, CPA., CA., MBA

Head, Finance

Louis is a 1986 MBA Graduate of the world renowned Schulich School of
Business; Managing Partner & CEO, HS & Partners LLP, Chartered Professional
Accountants; Current RIC Centre Mentor since 2012; Founder and Chairman of The Charger Foundation; Chair of the Economic Advisory Board (“EAB”) for MPP Monte McNaughton, Committee Chair and Critic for Economic Development, Employment
and Infrastructure; Member of the PC Party of Ontario Economic Policy and Advisory

He serves as Head, Finance and Chair of the Board, Ligand Innovation Global

Abu Becker

Head, Global Sales

Abu Becker is VP – Affinity Programs, Business Development & Council Affairs Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, CEO of Nrich Group and President of Airbond Travel. He has been appointed as the Canadian representative of the SFO Technologies and NEST Group of India. As Multi-Cultural Ambassador with World Vision Canada, he assisted in providing support for the Chennai Flood Relief Campaign.

He is Head of Global Sales for Ligand Innovation Global.

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