Biographies Speakers

Seun Omobo obtained her Pharmacy Degree from the Ogun State University in Nigeria. She is currently undergoing post graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has several years of local and international experience working in various arms of pharmacy including hospital, community, regulatory, legislative and public health. For about four years, she worked in various capacities within the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland; managing the United Nations Prequalification of Medicines programme in Nigeria and neighboring West African countries. This resulted in the first four companies in Sub Saharan West Africa to attain WHO standards of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). She is a commissioner of the first Lancet Youth Commission on Essential Medicines Policy (YCEMP).She also served as an executive member of the Health and Medicines Information Section of FIP. In Nigeria, she has also worked as the technical lead for the Nigerian FDA(NAFDAC).She serves on several national committees, with mandate on improving the pharmaceutical profession and practice in Nigeria. Seun currently works as the Adviser to the Nigerian Parliament on Pharmaceutical and Public Health Matters. She founded the Young Pharmacists' Group – Nigeria in 2012 ; developing innovative programmes aimed at peer development for Nigerian Young Pharmacists. She was subsequently elected the Chairperson of the FIP-Young Pharmacists' Group. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community; an associate of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative (NLI); a member of the Graca Machel Trust of Women Advancing Africa(WAA).She also serves the Nigerian Government as the special adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Economic Diplomacy. She is passionate about access to Medicines in Africa, Human Capital Development, Good Governance and she is currently working on programmes aimed at improving the economy through the pharmaceutical industry.