Taofik Oladipupo Odukoya​

Taofik Oladipupo Odukoya

Pharm. Taofik Odukoya is a top-performing Pharmaceutical Management Professional with about 20-years’ experience, offering professional expertise and a diverse range of skills in Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Market Development, and Customer Relations. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Economics of Nigeria.  Pharm. Odukoya possesses vast Managing Directorship and Chief Executive Officer Experience that ensures delivery of clear objectives and exceed expectations in his businesses. Mr. Odukoya is so passionate about the Retail Industry in Nigeria.

His award-winning professionalism and highly versed academic prowess which includes Masters in both Pharmacy and Business Administration, Degrees in Pharmacy, Supply Chain Management for Health Commodities and Business Certification in Budgetary and Budgetary Control from high notch Institutions like University of Ibadan, OAU and Lagos Business School, has distinguished him from his peers as an exceptional achiever.

His work experience comprises of stints with May & Baker and Nigeria-German Chemicals Plc for about 5years, achieving a reputation as a remarkable top performing Market Development staff. He specializes in creating strong product identity and applies unique selling techniques in perpetuating corporate growth. Taofik has reached the pinnacle of education in business management and created his mark as an astute business man with a chain of pharmacy stores in three states of federation.

Presently, he is the Founder and CEO of Vanguard Pharmacy Limited, one of the largest pharmacy chain stores in South West, Nigeria. He has been running the brand successfully for the past 15 years with year-on-year growth that acknowledges his judicious use of experience, skill acquisition and academic achievement.

The Vanguard Pharmacy Brand is a chain store and leader in the retail Pharmacy, Veterinary, Supermarket and Bakery. Vanguard Pharmacy “create smart health benefits for people to succeed and thrive”. The company currently boosts of over 200 employees in her 8 locations across three states of the federation, and still actively expanding to other towns and cities across the country. Vanguard Pharmacy Ltd won the most improved Pharmaceutical Retail outlet at the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award, June 2021 in recognition of her outstanding performance and contribution to healthcare in Nigeria.

The Vanguard Pharmacy brand is positioned for massive transformation and scaling this decade, and the advisory board and management team is determined to ensure the brand becomes a National and West African Retail Brand by 2030.  

Mr. Odukoya is happily married to his best friend and Co-Founder of Vanguard Pharmacy Ltd, Kawthar Bolajoko Odukoya and they are blessed with kids.