Pharm. (Mrs) Roseline Oputa, is the executive director, sales & marketing, Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the country, and a trusted name in family medicines.
A proud indigene of Imo State, from Oguta Local Government Area, she was born on 13 December 1965. She attended Sacred Heart Primary School, Onireke, Ibadan, Oyo State, and finished at Lagos Progressive Primary School, Surulere Lagos. She proceeded to Queens College, Yaba, Lagos, where she obtained her West African School Certificate. She thereafter gained admission to the University of Nigeria Nsukka, where she bagged her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree.
Prior to garnering her rich pharmaceutical industry experience, she had a stint in the petroleum industry and academia. She did her compulsory National Youth Service at the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, and her internship at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Oputa started her pharmaceutical career at one of the multinational companies, Pfizer Products Plc. in 1992 as pharmaceutical sales representative in the eastern part of Nigeria. After spending five years at Pfizer, she moved on to join Neimeth Pharmaceuticals Plc. There, she rose through the ranks – from being ethical district manager to becoming a member of the board of directors; a journey of more than two decades.
A result-oriented Oputa, who has served Neimeth in various positions, is always keen about adding qualitative and nominal values to organisational goals through personal motivation in delivering results and set objectives. She has attended several trainings in the course of her career. These included High Level Dialogue on Natural Products in Clinical Medicine and Healthcare by the Bioresources Institute of Nigeria, 2019; Drug Discovery for Neurodegenerative Disorders, by the University of Lagos Faculty of Pharmacy, 2019; Health Curriculum to Increase Access to Controlled Medicines in Nigeria, by the United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes/ European Union/Fed. Min. of Health, 2019.
An industrious Oputa has got several awards as testimonials to her credit. They include: Howes Consulting Agile Transformation Award, 2021; NAIP Eminent Persons Award, 2019; Fight against Corruption Organisation Prestigious Leadership Award, 2019, and others.
She is a member, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria; Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPS); and Association of Industrial Pharmacists.