Pharm. (Prince) Olufemi Adebayo is the managing director and chief executive officer of KikePharm Company Limited, Ilesa, Osun State, Nigeria.
Born about 50 years ago to the family of Late (Prince) Umran Adebayo and Mrs Abegbe Adebayo of the Abegunodo ruling house of Iwo, in Iwo Local Government of Osun State Nigeria, Adebayo had his secondary education at St Mary Grammar School, Iwo, Osun State from 1973 to 1979. Thereafter, he proceeded to the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria, where he studied Pharmacy and graduated in 1983, with second class honours (upper division).
Adebayo had his internship programme at his alma mater, OAU, from 1983 to 1984, before going for his mandatory one-year national service (NYSC), at Aniocha Local Government, Delta State, from 1984 to 1985.
Adebayo worked briefly at the Oyo State Hospital Management Board in 1985. However, in a bid to fulfill his childhood dream, he voluntarily resigned in 1986 to join community pharmacy practice. He was superintendent pharmacist, Boorepo Pharmaceutical Chemist, Osogbo, Osun State, from 1986 to 1989; and superintendent pharmacist, Sola Med Chemist, Ojoo, Ibadan, Oyo State, from 1990 to 1991. It didn’t take long before he realised his dream of establishing his own pharmacy. He founded KikePharm Company in 1991.
Adebayo, a passionate professional and dedicated administrator, went further to bag a postgraduate diploma in Computer Science in 1997 at Osun State College of Education, Ilesa, Osun State.
Pharm. Adebayo, an entrepreneur par excellence who has earned recognition across the country for his professionalism, expertise, leadership skill, and dedication, has attended several national and international conferences, seminars, trainings and workshops organised by the ACPN, PSN, FIP, WAPCP and several others.
Adebayo has significantly contributed his time, knowledge-base and resources towards the progress of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) in several ways, including being the publicity secretary PSN, Osun State (1992-1999;) treasurer, PSN, Osun State (2000-2002); national financial secretary, ACPN, (2000-2003); national treasurer, ACPN (2006); chairman, PSN, Osun State Branch (2006-2008); chairman, Conference Planning Committee, ACPN (2009); council member, PSN (2006-2011); national treasurer, PSN (2008-2011); national chairman, ACPN (2012-2015) and coordinator, Osun State Board of Fellows, PSN.
Prince Adebayo is happily married to Oluremi Adebayo and blessed with four children, one of whom is a pharmacist.