Ahmed I. Yakasai has been elected as the new President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria.
Yakasai was born in Yakasai Quarters of Kano Municipality, Kano State in 1960 and has worked variously in both public and private sectors. He was Commissioner twice in Kano State (Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives and Tourism in 2005-2010 and Commissioner for Land and Physical Planning 2010-2011.He worked in four government hospitals before joining private sector in 1987 after which he founded Pharmaplus Nigeria Ltd in 1992.
He was 1st Deputy President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (1997-2000),Chairman, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Kano State 1991-1995,Chairman, Nigerian Association of General Practice Pharmacists(now ACPN)-1989-91, 1st Vice President, Kano Chamber of Commerce 1996-2004, Zonal Consultant, NAFDAC-2003-2005, Chairman, Steering Committee, Chairman, Northern League of NGOs-USAID-1997-2003. He obtained his first degree in Pharmacy in 1983 from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.