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The Isaac Series: Folake Odediran, Country Lead, Sanofi

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Folake Odediran, Country Lead of Sanofi Nigeria & Ghana

Based on statistics, most African countries spend less than 10% of their GDP on health care and fewer than 50% of Africans have access to modern health facilities. Access remains the greatest challenge to health care delivery in Africa, and there’s no better time to turn these challenges into opportunities.

In this episode of The Isaac Series, Folake Odediran, Country Lead of Sanofi Nigeria & Ghana will be sharing the inspiring story of her rise with us alongside insider secrets to leveraging opportunities across Africa’s Health Sector.

Folake holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (B. Pharm) from the Ahmadu Bello University, Master of science (MSc) in Marketing from Edinburgh Business School; Heriot- Watt University UK, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Lagos State University, Nigeria.

She has over two decades of broad experience in the pharmaceutical industry which spans General Management, Strategic Leadership, Sales & Marketing Management, Business Development, Commercial Leadership, to drive success across a variety of therapeutic portfolios and beyond borders.

A dynamic leader with a frame of management that liberates the energies within a system. Folake believes in empowered and accountable teams with a track record of outstanding performance and leadership in diverse roles of increasing importance.

Currently the General Manager General Medicines and Country Lead for Sanofi In Nigeria and Ghana, Folake leads the Nigeria and Ghana team at Sanofi, working together in a common purpose to empower lives, helping patients and people on their healthcare journey.

Prior to joining Sanofi, she worked at Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals and Astra Zeneca in various roles of increasing responsibilities with a strong record of results and accomplishments. Folake is passionate about God and inspiring greatness in others.

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The Isaac Series is an online masterclass where African disruptors tell the stories behind the brands they built. Hosted by Isaac Oladipupo, The Isaac Series airs on Instagram Live via @theisaacola every Sunday 6pm (WAT). Its uniqueness is in the vulnerability of guests in revealing previously untold stories about their failures, challenges, successes, processes, and rare lessons from their unique journey. The aim is to transform the upcoming generation from consumers to producers, shielding them from repeating mistakes while increasing the number of empowered youths above the weaklings.⁣

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