Management Team



With over 26 years of experience in medicine and business, Dr. Ayodele Benson is the current Chairman of Echo-Scan Services Limited, which as a subsidiary of IDH Holdings, now operates under the trademark Echolab.

A 1994 graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calabar, Nigeria, Dr. Benson started his career with City Specialist Hospital, Kaduna, where he served as Senior Medical Officer in charge, rendering general clinical services and surgical interventions.

In 1998, Dr. Benson went on to found Echo-Scan Services Limited in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria with his partner, the late Dr. Anthony Irefu. under their leadership and with a vision to deliver affordable, quality diagnostic services through technology across Nigeria, Echo-Scan Services grew to 13 branches and invested in a number of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) with various State Governments to promote centres of excellence across the Country.

Always a stickler for personal and professional excellence, in 2006, Dr. Benson acquired a Masters’ degree (with Merit) in Medical Imaging from Leeds University, United Kingdom. He went on to gain a Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) from the University of Phoenix, Arizona, USA in 2011 and a Ph.D. in Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound from the University, Switzerland in 2012, in addition to many other professional certifications over the years