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Pharm. Charles A. Akinsete is a graduate of the prestigious Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU),Ile-Ife. It was also at OAU that he obtained his Master’s in Business Administration degree, with specialty in marketing.

Akinsete has had about two decades of experience in industry pharmacy practice, covering the key sectors of business development, sales and marketing, regulatory, administration, human capital management and finance.

As an active member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Akinsete has served the society at various levels, recently earning him a merit award of its Lagos State branch. He was also at different times chairman of the PSN Lagos State Pharmacy Week Planning Committee. He equally served as a member of the Conference Planning Committee of the PSN, Taraba 2011 and Kwara 2013.

An astute public speaker and presenter, Pharm. Akinsete has featured as a guest speaker at various forums. He was the first publicity secretary of the Nigerian Representatives of Overseas Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NIROPHARM), as well as various stakeholders’ forums on NAFDAC regulated products.

He is the immediate past 1st vice-chairman of the Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP), where he has served at various capacities for about 15 years. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Association.

Aside from his relevance in the profession, Akinsete has also extended his versatility to the needy on the mission field by being a member of the Board of Trustees of Heal the World Mission Inc., a non-governmental Christian charity organisation, providing help to the needy in the society. He is also the chairman, Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of the Ambassadors Nursery and Primary School, Ota, Ogun State.

A fervent optimist and great achiever, Akinsete has demonstrated capacity to deliver with minimal resources. He is a good Christian and community man.

Pharm. Akinsete is happily married to Mrs Mojisade Akinsete, and the union is blessed with three boys.

 

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