A native of Awe in Oyo State, Pharm. Aderemi Olayinka Omotosho was born in Lagos State in 1973 into the family of Asiwaju Theophilus Adebowale Omotosho. He had his early education at Command Secondary School, Ikeja, and the Nigerian Military School Zaria, Kaduna State, respectively. This foundation prepared him for a lifestyle of Spartan discipline.
He later proceeded to Nigeria’s premier university, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, where he graduated with honours from the Faculty of Pharmacy. He also had his MBA from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), 0gbomosho, Oyo State.
Omotosho started his professional career at Mopson Pharmaceutical Limited, Lagos. He later joined Bond Chemical Industries Limited in 2000, where his unparalleled dedication to duties ultimately made him to assume the position of managing director in 2005. Under his leadership, the company has grown in all measurement areas as one of the major indigenous pharmaceutical industries in Nigeria.
Omotosho’s commitment to excellence in pharmaceutical manufacturing is evident in the arrays of products by Bond Chemical Industries. As an astute businessman, the customer base, scope of operation and assets of the company have been on an upward increase every year. It is worthy of note that under him, the company has shown consistent commitment to a high standard of manufacturing, making it one of the indigenous companies that pioneered the production of quality yet affordable ethical pharmaceutical products that are readily available.
Significantly, the company is the only indigenous pharma company producing Hydroxyurea at a subsidised rate for the management of sickle cell disorder. Also, under him, the company in its quest to meet international standards and attain global best practices in pharma manufacturing has commissioned its newly constructed WHO standard factory.
Omotosho is an active member of PSN, NAIP, PMG-MAN, and NACCIMA, and has attended various local and international conferences, seminars, workshops and exhibitions. His commitment to the development of the pharmacy profession in Nigeria includes the following: Year-round internship and NYSC opportunities for pharmacy students and graduates; supporting faculties of pharmacy in various higher institutions; provision of active pharma ingredients for research activities in universities; sponsoring of various programmes of professional pharmacists associations, such as PSN, ACPN, NAIP, and others; sponsorship of pharmacists to both local and international conferences and exhibitions.
As a philanthropist, Omotosho, founded an NGO that has consistently catered for over 400 widows and numerous orphans on monthly and quarterly bases for the past 24 years in the area of provision of shelter, foods, medical aids, and clothing materials; as wells payment of school fees to indigenes of Afijio Local Government, Oyo State.
He is a Fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria and a recipient of distinguished awards from numerous organisations in different areas of endeavour.
Omotosho is married to Mrs Tope Omotosho and they are blessed with children.