Pharm. Gbenga Adebisi is our Personality for February

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Pharm. Gbenga Adebisi is currently a strategic business unit head (Cardiology Portfolio) at Micro Nova Pharmaceuticals Industry Limited, a Micro Labs-owned company. He is a start-up expert, strategic thinker, an astute sales manager, a product development strategist and a transformational leader. He has over 22 years of sales, marketing and management experience.

Adebisi was once national sales and marketing manager, Dafra Pharma Nigeria (2011); regional manager at Chan Medi-Pharm Limited (2009); and area sales manager at Afrab Chem Limited (2007). His successful career in pharmaceutical marketing was birthed at Novo Nordisk/ Zoomota (1999). He joined Micro Nova in 2014 as national sales manager (NSM), for the Anti-infectives /Gastro division and was later drafted to head the Cardiology division in January 2019.

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Born to the family of Elder Adebisi Matthew Oguneletu and late Mrs Felicia Abeni Oguneletu, from Imeko, Ogun State, Adebisi was born in the heart of Mushin, a very popular area in Lagos, on 8 December 1972. He attended Yewa High School, Agege Lagos between 1984 and 1989. He gained admission to study Pharmacy at the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in 1990 where he obtained his B.Pharm in 1997, and emerged 3rd best graduating student in Pharmacy in that set.

Adebisi obtained Advanced Diploma in Marketing Management from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife in 1998. He also has an MBA in Marketing Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State in (2006).

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He had his Internship at Ogun State University Teaching Hospital, now Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Sagamu, Ogun State, between June 1997 and June 1998. He also observed his mandatory NYSC scheme at Federal Medical Centre, Bida, Niger State between August 1998 and August 1999.

Adebisi has attended several products, management, leadership trainings, seminars and workshops within the country and overseas. He is an active member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and the Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (AIPN), as well as other professional bodies. He is regular at the annual PSN national conference, ACPN national conference, NAIP national conference and many others across the country.

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He has won many prizes and awards, including Best Area Sales Manager (2008), Best Performing Regional Manager (2010) and of recent was given an award by Micro Labs Ltd, India in 2020 for Overall Best in Africa in sales of Arbitel (a brand of Telmisartan) with unit sales of over 160, 000 for 2019.

Adebisi is married to Dr Kehinde Adebisi and blessed with three children.

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