PERSONALITY OF THE MONTH with Pharm. Joseph James
Pharm. Joseph James is the Country Sales Manager of PharmacyPlus Limited.
A native of Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, James has a professional experience that spans over a decade, having worked in various capacities with reputable organisations such as Gemini Pharmaceuticals (2002), Novartis Scientific Office (2003), CHAN Medi-Pharm Ltd/Gte,(CMP) (2006) Rachel Dairy Company, United Kingdom, and Boots Health & Beauty Company, United Kingdom (2011).
He attended the University of Lagos, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (1999) and a Master’s degree in Pharmacognosy(2001). He also studied Business Management at the University of Wales Aberystwyth (2010 – 2012).
Through his numerous assignments, he accumulated extensive experience in international business and contributed to developmental projects.
James was a principal co-ordinator of CMP Access to Medicine Initiative with various companies such as Medopharm Pvt, Gland Pharma, Alpa Laboratory and Aurobindo India. in 2008, he worked with the Ecumenical Pharmaceuticals Network team which convened in Tanzania from 16 countries in Africa and other parts of the world. The team drafted the Call to Action Document to curtail the growing trend of Antimicrobial Resistance in Africa.
Pharm. James also reviewed the Sustainable Business Model for Commercialising Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (2012) as a contribution to reducing global warming due to green house gas emissions from automobiles.
Pharm. James is exposed to Best Practices in Business Management through collaborative programmes with successful multinationals and corporations such as Nuremburg Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Hammond and Squire Sanders,United Kingdom, Audi Ag. Germany.
He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria