Meet Pharm. Omatseye, Our November Personality


Pharm. (Mrs) Clare Omatseye is the president, Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN) and founder/managing director of JNC International Limited (JNCI). She is a Pharmacy graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She also holds an MBA from Universidad De Navarra (IESE), Barcelona, Spain.

Omatseye started her career with an internship stint at Sterling Health (now GlaxoSmithkline). She later moved to May & Baker Nigeria, where she had a progressive career in several job roles – sales representative, product manager (Vaccines), business development manager (Pasteur Merieux Connaught) and national sales development manager.

Pharm. (Mrs) Clare Omatseye

Following her remarkable stint at May & Baker Nigeria, she became the executive director, Business Development, at Aventis Pasteur Nigeria (a French multinational pharmaceutical company) where she spent another two and a half years, before taking on a new frontier position as the country manager (Nigeria) for Huntleigh Healthcare UK Plc – a British multinational quoted on the NYSE.

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Omatseye, who is currently vice president of the West Africa Healthcare Federation, founded JNCI in 2004, with the vision to make a difference in the medical infrastructure industry in Nigeria, through the delivery of innovative medical diagnostic and interventional technology solutions and after sales service.

Over the last two decades, she has grown JNCI into a mega enterprise, receiving several local and international recognitions and awards, including the renowned Frost & Sullivan Award for Quality in Customer Service.

The consummate entrepreneur has, over the years, developed the required capabilities to effectively monitor and oversee installations/turnkey projects from the budding phase through execution to commissioning and post commissioning.  She is highly skilled in healthcare equipment consultancy, management of healthcare equipment installation and turnkey projects, project planning, management and integration, resource sourcing, healthcare solutions consulting and advisory.

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An active advocate of affordable healthcare in Nigeria, Omatseye was recently elected pioneer president of the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN). She is also a member of several associations in the healthcare industry, such as the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), the Society of Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria (SQHN), Society for Corporate Governance (SCG), Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) and Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR).

She is also the founder and chairman, Vaccipharm Limited, a cold-chain vaccines & pharmaceutical distribution firm that she founded in 1999; She is  the first female director, Society for Corporate Governance (SCG); and director, advisory board of the Entrepreneurial Development Centre (EDC) of the Lagos Business School.

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A dedicated Rotarian and visiting facilitator at the EDC, Omatseye is married and blessed with children.



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