Ime Obot

Managing Director, Amela Pharmacy

Uyo, Nigeria

Ime is the Managing Director at Amela Pharmacy, a retail and wholesale pharmaceutical outlet that provides quality drugs and healthcare services. Amela Pharmacy has five branches and is dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and economic empowerment by providing quality prescription and non-prescription drugs to their customers and through pharmaceutical training programs for Pharmacist interns, Pharmaceutical technicians, and National Youth Service Corps Members. These training programs work to teach the importance of alleviating poverty and improving the standard of living for the community as a whole. Ime holds a Bachelors from the University of Benin and a Masters from the University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State. She is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and the International Federation of Pharmacists (FIP), a chairperson in the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPS), a Fellow at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, and a member of WE Connect International. Ime’s expertise is in strategic planning, business management, and marketing.

What Ime hopes to gain from the VV GROW Fellowship:
Ime hopes to improve her business and team building skills to help her have a greater positive impact in her environment as a woman entrepreneur. She also hopes to create a global network so she can learn from other women entrepreneurs and use their experience to help her community as a whole.

What Ime can offer other fellows:
Ime can offer her experiences in the areas of business management, mentoring, startups, and the pharmaceutical industry.

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