Dr John Nwaiwu is the chairman/chief executive officer of JB Pharmaceuticals Ltd, with offices in Lagos and Owerri. He hails from Umuoti Inyishi Ikeduru Local Government area of Imo state.
He obtained a B.Sc. in Pharmacy at the University of Philipines in 1977 and a Ph.D in Pharmacognosy at the Chelsea College, University of London, in 1981. A former senior lecturer at the faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria Nsukka, he served as a member of different committees, including: University Senate Research Grants Committee; Member, Board of African Institute of African Studies; Member, University Consultancy Management Board and Staff Adviser, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Students (PANS), among others.
A dedicated and resourceful pharmacist, Nwaiwu has served the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) in many capacities. He was the Chairman, Board of Fellows, PSN, between 2011 and 2013; Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Endowment Fund of Board of Fellows; Chairman of the 2012 Privileges Committee; Chairman of Sub-Committee on Review of Four-Part Compendium of Minimum Standard for the Assurance of Pharmaceutical Care in Nigeria, by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) and member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Lobby Group, among others.
Aside from his professional engagements, the JB’s boss has published several academic articles and papers in national and international journals and has attended many national and international conferences and seminars.
An astute and renowned pharmacist, Nwaiwu is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN), Fellow of the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (FNAPharm) and a member of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).
Following his immense contribution to the pharmaceutical profession, he has won to his credit, different national and international awards and membership of many national and international professional societies.
Dr Nwaiwu had a meritorious career at the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), where he retired as Deputy Comptroller General. During his time at the NCS, he was a member of the Nigerian delegate to Washington DC on Nigeria-USA agreement on Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA); member, Nigerian delegate to Algeria on Nigeria-Algeria Bi-lateral agreement, among others.
A practising Catholic and community leader, Dr Nwaiwu is happily married with children.