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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 VitaCaeli, 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 VitaCaeli on every emergency tray in the world"

Mission Statement

"To bring new technologies to the business of saving lives."


Through market-aware product-innovation, we aim to tackle bold problems in health care, create jobs and enhance productivity of health care workers. Ligand IG aims to proffer simple but efficient solutions to critical pain-points in the global health care delivery space. By blending unique local and global perspectives with best-in-class innovative product development, Ligand is making critical-care medical equipment accessible at scale.

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

VP, Global Sales | COO

Abu is VP Global Sales & BOD of Ligand Innovation Global Inc., former Vice President of Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC)  CEO of Nrich Group. Co-founder of Nrich Technologies, Nrich CleanTech Inc, Aaum GeniSIGHTS Inc, SCADA GIS Inc, Aava Foods Inc Partner with SRG Organic Foods India Pvt Ltd and Founder and President of AirBond Travel. Abu has led Seven Indo Canada Bilateral Trade India Mission alongside Prime Minister, Mayors, Ministers, Policy Makers and Entrepreneurs.

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Shahul Hameed


An Electrical Engineer by Academics and a Technocrat by profession, Hameed has rich experience spanning over 3 decades in the field of electro-mechanical projects and contracts management, market development for life safety, security and automation products in the Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent for several leading European and American manufacturers.

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