Pharm. Derrick Nkemakolem Osondu is the national sales manager of Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited.
An indigene of Owa, in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State, Osondu had his elementary education at the Victory Primary School, Benin-City in the old Bendel State. He also attended the famous Christ the King College, Onitsha for his secondary school education.
A studious and dedicated Osondu was admitted to the University of Benin in 1992 to study Pharmacy, where he bagged his B.Pharm in 1997. Shortly after his graduation, he proceeded for his internship and compulsory national service at the University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital between January 1998 and January 2000.
As a greenhorn in the profession, he started his career with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Medical Centre in Warri, Delta State, from where he moved to May and Baker Plc as a Market Development Executive, covering some parts of Lagos and Ogun States.
The enterprising pharmacist diversified into telecommunications industry in 2004, when he joined the then newly formed indigenous telecommunications company, Globacom Nigeria Limited as a corporate sales executive, with the responsibility of selling corporate mobile telephony solutions to organizations.
Owing to his passion for healthcare delivery, Osondu found his bearing back to the pharmaceutical industry in 2006, joining the services of a leading pharmaceutical company; Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited. Having fallen in love with what he loves doing; he has risen through the ranks from business development to product management and to marketing and sales.
He is presently the national sales manager of a strategic business unit within the firm.
Pharm. Osondu has attended numerous trainings both home and abroad, which include
but not limited to :Measuring marketing performance at the Lagos Business School 2011,
and Measuring marketing effectiveness using various metrics , organized by the Charted
Institute of Marketing U.K. in Manchester 2015.
A committed member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Osondu has succeeded in introducing series of successful products to the business of his present employer. He was awarded the best Market Development Executive in 2003 during his time at May and Baker Plc.
He is happily married with three wonderful children.