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Africa's Leading Pharmaceutical Conference

Africa's Leading Pharmaceutical Conference

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Get an insider’s perspective on the pharmaceutical landscape with Mr. Ahmed Yakasai, a renowned expert in the industry. In this exclusive interview, he shares his insights, experiences, and vision for the future of pharmaceuticals. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from a leading figure in the field.

Mr. Ahmed Yakasai

mni, FPSN, FNAPharm (Kachallan Kano), Managing Director, Pharmaplus and former President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria

Meet the Pharma West Africa Speakers!

Discover the Minds Shaping the Future of Pharmaceuticals in West Africa

Sesan Kareem is the visionary Founder of HubPharm Africa and HubCare Health, dedicated to revolutionizing healthcare access across Africa. My mission is to utilize affordable technology, innovative business model, and value system to provide affordable, reliable, and convenient medical services and medications to the underserved patient population in Africa. 


Founder - HubPharm Africa & HubCare Health

A seasoned pharmacist with extensive education, including a PhD and MSc in Clinical Pharmacy from KNUST, Ghana, and an MA in Health Law and Ethics from the University of Ghana. Experienced in hospital pharmacy, pharmaceutical representation, and management. Currently serving as the 5th Registrar of Pharmacy Council of Ghana since April 3, 2017.

Audu Rauf

Registrar, Pharmacy Council of Ghana


FPSN, FNAPharm, Managing Directo, JNC, International Ltd

Prof. Cyril Odianose Usifoh, an academic pharmacist and current President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, has received multiple awards for his research and contributions to pharmacy. He holds degrees from Obafemi Awolowo, Sussex, and Westfalischen Wilhelms-University.

Cyril O Usifoh

FPSN, FNAPharm, President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria

Onuegbu Kenneth Chinedu is a seasoned Nigerian pharmacist with over 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical sales, administration, and marketing. He is the founder of Tricare Pharma and the CEO of Xential Pharmaceuticals, currently serving as the National Chairman of the Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP).

Ken Onuegbu

National Chairman, National Association of Industry Pharmacists (NAIP)

Funke, with 18 years in healthcare financing and investment, started at KPMG Nigeria, contributing to health and infrastructure sectors. She’s worked on USAID projects in Africa and now focuses on medical manufacturing investments at NSIA. Holding a B.Pharm and a master’s in Global Health Policy, she’s also an ACCA-certified accountant.

Olufunke Falade

Consultant, Nig Infrastructure Fund NSIA

Dr. Tolulope Adewole, MD at MedServe, is renowned for his over 20 years in healthcare, spanning clinical to C-suite roles. A University of Ibadan alum, he’s also completed a Healthcare Management program at the University of Washington. As CEO of NHDIC, he led $21M projects in Cancer care and Diagnostics in Nigeria, currently chairs the NSIA LUTH Cancer Center, and is a noted financial expert in healthcare, serving on several boards, including Covenant University.

Toluope Adewole

Managing Director, MedServe

Elder Dr. Margaret Obono, with extensive pharmacy leadership and 35 years of experience, currently chairs Lagos Presbyterian Church, Yaba, and leads Kent Pharmacy. A respected figure in pharmaceutical societies, her innovations have earned multiple awards. Committed to philanthropy and community service, she balances professional achievements with active church participation and a passion for travel and learning.

Margaret Obono

Retired Director of Pharmacy National Orthopaedic Hospital

Azuka Okeke

CEO African Resource Centre

Omaruaye Ogheneochuko, CEO of New Heights Pharmaceuticals Ltd, leads in distributing healthcare products across Nigeria. With over 25 years in pharmacy, including manufacturing and marketing, he’s notably advanced the sector. A recognized innovator and award recipient, Ogheneochuko significantly impacts healthcare distribution and mentoring in the pharmaceutical industry.


CEO, New Heights Pharma

Dr. Olamide Okulaja’s journey through the labyrinth of the healthcare sector has been nothing short of visionary and dynamic. His expertise traverses a plethora of domains, including Healthcare Management, Healthcare Financing, Hospital Management Information Systems, Healthcare Quality Assurance, Human Resources Management, and Business Development.


Health Economist - Lagos State Ministry of Health

Njide Ndili is the Country Director for PharmAccess Foundation, an international NGO with a unique integrated approach that addresses the demand and supply side of the healthcare system, and uses the opportunities that mobile technology and data provide to leapfrog development in the health markets in sub-Saharan Africa.


Country Director, PharmAccess Nigeria

Dr. James P. Komeh is a regulatory pharmacist and head of Sierra Leone’s Pharmacy Board, teaching at the University of Sierra Leone. With degrees in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, public health, and clinical pharmacy, he’s a member and fellow of various West African pharmaceutical colleges.

James P. Komeh

Head of PBSL of Sierra Leone

Professor Chimezie Anyakora, CEO of Bloom Public Health, is a renowned expert in pharmaceutical chemistry and public health, with significant contributions to medicine quality research. A former University of Lagos researcher of the year and professor at Pan Atlantic University, he’s led public health projects across Africa and played a pivotal role in developing Nigeria’s National Vaccine Policy.

Chimezie Anyakora

CEO, Bloom Public Health

Prof Moji Adeyeye, as NAFDAC’s Director General, revolutionized the agency with strong governance, regulatory strengthening, and international best practices, leading to ISO certifications and WHO recognition. A former pharmaceutical manufacturing professor in the USA, she holds a B.Pharm and a PhD in Industrial Pharmacy, and has extensively mentored graduate students.

Mojisola Adeyeye

Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)

Sammy Ogunjimi, entrepreneur and philanthropist, leads Codix Pharma and Colexa Biosensor, pioneering in pharmaceuticals and Africa’s first blood glucose strip manufacturing. With a background at Merck UK and contributions to healthcare education and diabetes management, he’s recognized by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and serves as NIROPHARM Vice President and on multiple boards.


GMD/CEO Codix Pharma Limited

Dr. Pamela Ajayi, renowned leader and President of the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria, has significantly advanced the nation’s healthcare through impactful public-private partnerships and policy influence. Her dedication to health equity and system improvement has fostered sustainable organisations and strategic collaborations, aiming to create a more efficient and inclusive healthcare system for Nigeria’s future.

Pamela Ajayi

President of Healthcare Federation of Nigeria

Margaret Baale, MD/CEO of Justrite Pharmacy, combines expertise in Pharmacy, Business, and Investment with over 40 years of experience across diverse sectors. A recognized leader with fellowships in accounting and taxation, her entrepreneurial spirit drives business growth in Africa. Committed to continuous learning, Margaret’s balanced approach to career and personal life inspires many in the entrepreneurial landscape.


MD/CEO of Justrite Pharmacy


Co-Founder/President Drugstoc


MD, NHC Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Chamberlin Onuoha (Chambers) is a passionate peak performance speaker, leader, Pharmacist, program manager, and development expert who derives inspiration from life and nature. He represents over 20 years of work in the public & private sectors of Nigeria’s health system.


Deputy Lead, Peltom Global Services

A Pharmacist, management consultant and tech innovator who is keen to drive performance improvement in the African Healthcare system. Abimbola mentors for WIMBIZ (Women in Business) and Google StartUp programme. She serves as Program Director of The Pharmacists Leadership Stimulant Programme  which promotes career stabilization and skills development for young pharmacists, currently in its 6th year with over 500 pharmacists.


Founder - Advantage Health Africa


Former, Director NAFDAC. MD Reeny Healthcare

Prof Lere Baale, a leading figure in Agile Transformation and Digital Health, serves as the Country Director at Business School Netherlands. His distinguished career includes impactful roles at Pfizer and as a consultant with CMOE-USA and HOWES. Recognized by 10 professional groups, Lere has significantly advanced leadership and strategic change across Africa.

Lere Baale

CEO, Business School, Netherlands

Mobolaji Ajayi, a seasoned entrepreneur with over eight years in healthcare administration and strategy, founded Purelife Pharmacy and Transcend Pharma. Her educational background includes a B.Pharm from Lagos, an MBA from the UK, and an MPH from the USA. She leverages blockchain to combat counterfeit medicines, enhancing healthcare accessibility in Africa

Mobolaji Ayayi

MD/CEO, PureLife Pharmacy and Transcends Pharma

Dr. NGONO MBALLA Rose, a distinguished Cameroonian pharmacist and biochemist, has significantly impacted national drug policy, HIV/AIDS medicine access, and pharmaceutical quality control. With a career spanning government, WHO, and academia, she now leads LANACOME and the Department of Pharmacology and Traditional Medicine, contributing extensively to research and education.

Ngono Mballa Rose

Director General, FDA Cameroon

Dr. Chief Adeyeye Jimmy Arigbabuwo, a Specialist Family Physician, leads as the National President of the Health Care Providers Association of Nigeria (HCPAN) and chairs the National TB & Buruli Ulcers Committee. His extensive roles, from CEO of Ibijola Group of Hospitals to key positions in Nigerian medical associations, underscore his pivotal contribution to advancing healthcare in Nigeria.

Dr Jimmy Adeyeye Arigbabuwo

National President of HCPAN

Mrs. Uche Sonny-Afoekelu, Director at NAFDAC, boasts extensive pharmaceutical regulatory experience. A University of Nigeria Nsukka alumna with advanced degrees from Purdue University, she’s contributed significantly to WHO inspections and ECOWAS’s GMP roadmap development, playing a pivotal role in NAFDAC achieving WHO Maturity Level 3 status. She’s a respected figure in her field.

Uche Sonny-Afoekelu

Director, Drug Registration and Regulatory Affairs Directorate of NAFDAC


CEO Drugstoc

Pharm Joke

MD, MedPlus

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