Oluwatosin Jolayemi is our Personality for April


Oluwatosin Jolayemi


Oluwatosin Jolayemi is the group managing director of Daily-Need Group of Companies, one of Nigeria’s leading manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, food and personal care products required to sustain a healthy and vibrant society.

Born over 50 years ago, Jolayemi holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in African Literature from the University of Ilorin, an LLB. (Hons) from the University of Buckingham, England, United Kingdom, and a Master’s degree in Science of Management, from Surrey European Management School, University of Surrey, United Kingdom.

A native of Oro, Kwara State, Jolayemi joined the Daily-Need Group in 1996 and rose through the ranks to the position of group managing director. He is responsible for the formulation of the company’s board objectives, business refocusing and development of new businesses.

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Due to his astuteness, the customer base, scope of operation and assets of the company have been on an upward increase every year. It is also 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.

In 2023, Jolayemi was elected chairman of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN). PMG-MAN is a sub-sector of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) which represents all the manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and allied products in Nigeria, who collectively play a key role in ensuring that Nigerians have timely access to affordable, safe and high-quality medicines.

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He has travelled worldwide and attended various local and international conferences, seminars, workshops and exhibitions, which have broadened his exposure to industrial management.

Jolayemi is married to Olubunmi Jolayemi, and they are blessed with children.


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