Pharm. (Engr) Olatunji Koolchap AAA, is an astute pharmacist with over 40 years’ experience in the different fields of pharmacy practice.
He is a graduate of Kharkov State Pharmacy Institute, formerly known as Ukrainian Academy of Pharmacy and now National University of Pharmacy, Kharkov, Ukraine. He also obtained his Master of Science (with bias in clinical and industrial pharmacy) from the same institution.
Koolchap had his internship at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos and National Youth Service at St. Luke’s Hospital, Anua, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and General Hospital, Kofan Gayan, Zaria, Kaduna State.
An independent pharmaceutical consultant, certified system engineer and professional counsellor, he is currently pharmacist director, Biomedical Limited, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria; chief consultant, Abbey 3X Consulting and Fort Moses Pharma Limited, Lagos; regulating affairs manager, Chidos Pharmacy Limited; pharmacy director, Eddy Murphey Pharma Limited; chief consultant pharmacist, Pharmslat Pharma Limited, Lagos; and health consultant, Sustainable Development Goals (formerly Nigerian MDGs).
Koolchap is a prolific writer, editor, author and publisher, with over 60 publications covering Pharmacy, management and leadership, information and communication technology, counselling and psychology, aviation etc., to his credit.
Some of his publications include: The Essentials in Pharmaceutical Practice, History of Pharmacy Development in Nigeria, Aviation Career and Information and Communication Technology, among others.
He has served the pharmacy profession in various capacities, including being national secretary, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN); editor-in-chief, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Lagos State Branch; financial secretary, PSN, Lagos State; chairman, Editorial Board, PSN, Lagos State; pioneer editor–in–chief, ACPN national newsletter; pioneer secretary and publicity secretary, ACPN, Obalende, VI, Ikoyi Zone; as well as being a member of several committees.
Koolchap has received scholarship awards four times, two from the Federal Government of Nigeria, one from the UNESCO, and one from karROX Nigeria IT Gold Scholarship (CSE). Other awards and recognitions he has received include: Chief E. A. Osadolor Merit Award (2014) – University of Benin, Faculty of Pharmacy; Service Excellence Award – ACPN; The Inspiration Excellent Leadership Award (2014) – Inspiration International Inc. USA; Merit Award (2012) – PSN Lagos State; Professional Service Award – ACPN; Fellow, The Economics Institute, among others.
Olatunji Koolchap is also a member of NIM, FIP, Society for Monitoring and Evaluation Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Loan and Risk Management of Nigeria and Canadian Christian Clinical Counsellors Association and many others.