Pharmacist Gbenga Olubowale, an administrator, resource person and certified master trainer, was born on 13 May, 1968, in Ibadan, Oyo State. He had his secondary education at St. Anthony Secondary School, Ilorin, Kwara State, between 1980 and 1985, and ultimately earned a certificate of merit for “Academic Excellence” from the Kwara State Government in 1986.
After obtaining his B.Pharm degree in Nigeria, Olubowale obtained a M.Sc. Pharmacy degree from Pyatigorsk State Pharmaceutical Academy, Pyatigorsk, Russia in 1995 and a PGD in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management from the Empower School of Health, India, in 2017. He has undergone series of professional, management and leadership trainings locally and internationally.
Olubowale worked as a pharma logistic officer with MedecinsSans Frontiers (MSF– Belgium) based in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia, between 1995 and 1996. On his return to Nigeria, he was an intern pharmacist at both Mopson and Doyin pharmaceuticals Lagos, between 1997 and 1998. He did his National Youth Service programme (NYSC) at National Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, between 1998 and 1999. He was a member, Lagos State Health Reform Committee (2004), as well as the governing board of Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA), Lagos State (2012 to 2015).
Olubowale has been the promoter of Golby Healthcare Limited since 1999. He is a director at Pharmforte Network Limited and Healthy Alliance Stores Limited (HEALS). He was a consultant master trainer (2012 to 2014) and business growth advisor/unit head (2014 to 2016) with USAID/SHOPS Nigeria Project.
He holds membership of many associations in the pharmaceutical industry, including: Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP); Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA), African Pharmaceutical Forum (APF) and the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP).
Oluwole is a pharmaceutical inspector of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN). A committed professional, he has served various health associations in different capacities. These included: secretary and chairman, ACPN, Lagos (2003 – 2009); general secretary, Healthcare Providers Association of Nigeria (HCPAN) (2006 -2008); national secretary, PSN (2008-2011); and chairman, PSN, Lagos (2014-2017). He is a Merit Award Winner (MAW) of PSN Lagos State and a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN)
Olubowale enjoys reading, listening to music, cooking and travelling. He is married, with children