Pharm. Clare Omatseye
Standing at an incredible height of 6.2 feet, with a skin that glows like something taken from a Hollywood bestseller, Clare Omatseye is the poster girl of medical equipment and Pharmacy profession.
With remarkable traits that make every first time visitor mistake her for a top rated screen diva, Clare dons a trademark smile and composure that subtly mask her true age.
A pharmacist by training, entrepreneur by vocation, Clare is the managing director of international award winning company, JNC International Limited, a medical equipment project company with 18 exclusive International distributorship and a Marketing lecturer at the Lagos Business School.
Over the last 12 years, she has grown JNCI into a proudly ‘Nigerian National Corporate’ company receiving several International and Nigerian Awards/recognitions such as the NHEA Award for best healthcare equipment (2014/2015/2016).
The elegant pharmacist posing with one of her numerous awards
She graduated with honours from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, with a B.Pharm and subsequently followed it up with an MBA from the University of Navarra (IESE) Barcelona, Spain.
With about 25 years of experience in medical device technology, public health, healthcare policy, international marketing, pharmaceuticals, business strategy and entrepreneurship, she stands shoulder high above her contemporaries.
Prior to establishing JNC International, the ‘Mulatto’ had a colourful career with Nigeria’s biggest indigenous pharmaceutical manufacturing company, May and Baker Plc, where she was head of the vaccines sales and distribution section.
Clare started her career in 1990 with an internship stint at Sterling Health (now GlaxoSmithkline). She later moved to Nigeria’s biggest indigenous pharmaceutical manufacturing company, May & Baker Plc (M & B), where she had a progressive career in several job roles – Sales Representative, head of the vaccines sales and distribution section, Business Development Manager (Pasteur Merieux Connaught) and National Sales Development Manager.
She left M & B to become an executive director (Business Development) with Aventis Pasteur Nigeria, a French Multinational Pharmaceutical Company, where she spent another two and a half years.
Omatseye with JNC staff picking up the 2017 NHEA Award
Subsequently, she left for a new frontier as country manager (Nigeria) for Huntleigh Healthcare UK Plc – a British multinational quoted on the NYSE. After a year, Clare had seen enough to make her conclude that she can make a difference in the healthcare sector.
That was how she left and birthed JNC International (JNCI).
In the last couple of years, the pharmacist was elected pioneer president of the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN) and equally sits on the board of several reputable organizations including Society for Corporate Governance (SCG), Vaccipharm Limited and 234-Give.
Lest we forget, she is also a dedicated Rotarian.
As expected, the Nigeria’s pharma poster girl is happily married with three children – two grown-up daughters and a son.