The renowned pharmaceutical scientist and entrepreneur is one of the 14 distinguished personages recently appointed to formulate and spearhead strategies that will ensure effective implementation of the foundation’s objectives.
The GLF is a network of former presidents, prime ministers, senior government ministers and other distinguished leaders who support political leadership and good governance around the world by providing necessary guidance to present national leaders.
Founded in 2004 by Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former prime minister of South Africa, F.W. de Klerk, the not-for-profit foundation operates discreetly and in confidence, with members typically working in small teams to give candid and private advice on specific issues of concern to Heads of Government and on general governance issues.
Prof. Odidi’s appointment is considered historic as he has never been a political leader. He is however widely consulted by governments from all over the world for his vast experience in pharmaceutical innovation and entrepreneurial strategy.
He will be expected to replicate the monumental success he has achieved through his company, Intellipharmaceutics, in helping to champion and advance the cause of the GLF.