CLARE OMATSEYE FPSN, FWACS. B.PHARM. MBA (IESE) – FOUNDER/CHAIRMAN
Clare Omatseye is the Founder and Chairman of Vaccipharm Limited, a leading vaccine and cold chain distribution company that she founded 22-years ago. She is also the Managing Director of the award-winning JNC International Limited, is renowned Turnkey Medical Equipment Solutions Company, which exclusively represents 26 global medical equipment manufacturers.
She graduated with honours from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, with a B.Pharmacy in 1990 and has an MBA from the University of Navarra (IESE) Barcelona, Spain and the Lagos Business School in 1999.
Clare (as she is popularly known) is an innovative and visionary leader who brings extensive governance and boardroom experience in both local and international Pharma and Medical Equipment markets and has played a major role in influencing Public Health Policy across several African nations. She also brings her over 30 years of seasoned experience in Healthcare Visioning, Management and Corporate Direction setting, driving the identification of market development and growth opportunities in Healthcare, and competitive business performance, vast Pharmaceuticals, and Cold-chain Pharma (Vaccine/ Biologicals) Sales & Marketing, Hospital and Medical Equipment Planning.
Clare had successful 10-year career with May & Baker Nig Plc where she held various positions from the Business Manager, Vaccines Sales to the National Sales Manager for the Plc. She later served as the Executive Director of Aventis Pasteur Nigeria, now Sanofi Pasteur (a world-renowned French vaccine manufacturer) and Country Manager for Huntleigh Healthcare Nigeria respectively, increasing shareholder value whilst keeping a strong focus on corporate governance in all her roles before becoming an entrepreneur.
She is an avid advocate for healthcare reform and serves as the President of the West Africa Private Healthcare Federation (WAPHF/ FOASPS) with Headquarters in Dakar, Senegal. She was the pioneer President of the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN) for six years (till Oct 31st 2020), which is a non-profit healthcare advocacy group that brings all stakeholders in the Nigerian private health sector; influencing healthcare policy and practices in the country to improve access to quality healthcare and in November 2020 was voted as the Vice President, of the Africa Healthcare Federation (AHF)
Clare is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Honorary Fellow West African College of Surgeons (WACS) an Independent Director, Development bank of Nigeria (DBN), a Snr. Fellow, Nigerian Leadership Academy (SNLI), Fellow/Director of the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria (SCGN), Director of LEAP Africa, Director. She is also a dedicated Rotarian
Clare is married with three children.