Alhaji. Yakasai Ahmed, a graduate of Pharmacy from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University (1983), and holds a Masters degree in International Marketing from the University of Salford, Manchester, UK (2015). He is an astute administrator having held various leadership positions in both private and government establishments.
He is a fellow of several professional bodies including the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Institute of Logistics Management of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Commerce, Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy and Nigeria Institute of Management.
He is an established pharmacist who has been actively involved in several pharmaceutical committees and associations.
He served as the Commissioner for Land and Physical Planning (Kano State) 2010-2011 and as Commissioner of Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives and Tourism (2005-2010). He was also the Zonal Consultant, NAFDAC (2003-2005).
His area of expertise includes strategic Planning & Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Project Planning & Execution, Public Health Management, Financial & Economic Planning, and International Marketing among others.
He is the immediate past president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria.
Alhaji Yakasai is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Pharmaplus Nigeria Limited and a board member of several other organizations.