Gerald I. Oputa

Written by admin_neimeth   |   July 7th, 2021

Pharm.  Gerald Oputa is the Executive Director of Sales and Marketing of Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals PLC with over twenty (23) years of experience in marketing, sales, and business development management and trade channel marketing in the Pharmaceutical.

Pharm. Oputa began his professional career as a Hospital Pharmacist at General Hospital, Shani, Borno State in 1995 serving our country during his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme. Prior to this, he had a one-year internship programme at Evans Medical Plc, Agbara as an intern Pharmacist. He had a brief stint with Ranbaxy Nigeria Limited as Medical Representative before making a move to Reals Pharmaceuticals Limited where he served from 1997 till 2010 and rose from the position of Medical Representative to occupy the positions of Senior Medical Representative, Product Manager (Oncology/Critical Care), Product Manager (AstraZeneca) and Marketing Manager (Astrazenéca), a position he occupied from 2005 to 2010.

He went on to become Marketing Manager (Consultant) at Quixopharm Nigeria Limited before occupying the position of Business Manager (Nigeria) at DEXA-Medica (Oversees Business Unit). He occupied the position of Head of Marketing, Sales, and Strategy at Emzor Pharmaceutical Ind. Limited from 2012 to 2015, before moving on to Dana Drugs Limited as Asst. Vice President – Sales and Marketing from 2015 to 2021.

Pharm. Oputa is reputed to be a dynamic sales and marketing professional with about twenty-four years in the sales and marketing of pharmaceutical products, business development, and trade channel management. Twelve years out of this twenty-four have been in very senior positions, developing and executing strategies seeking to improve brand awareness and acceptance. He is an astute professional with demonstrated competence and rare leadership skills.

He has held several senior managerial positions in different organizations;

Dana Pharmaceutical limited, Asst. Vice President: Sales & Marketing

Emzor Pharmaceutical Ind. Limited, Head of Marketing, Sales and Strategy

Dexa-Medica (Overseas Business Unit), Business Manager (Nigeria)

Reals Pharmaceuticals limited (AstraZeneca), Marketing Manager

He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)

He is from Oguta in Imo State and a proud father of five children and loves football, travelling and meeting people. He is a member of many social clubs and a community development enthusiast.



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