Clare is the Vice President of the West Africa Healthcare Federation and founder and Managing Director of JNC International Ltd. (JNCI). She graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy; and holds an MBA from Universidad De Navarra, (IESE) Barcelona. Clare founded JNCI in 1994 on the need to make a difference in the medical infrastructure landscape in Nigeria through the delivery of cutting edge medical diagnostic and interventional technology solutions and after sales service. Over the last 10 years, she has grown JNCI into a proudly ‘Nigerian National Corporate’ company receiving several International and Nigerian Awards/recognitions such as the renowned Frost & Sullivan Award for Quality in Customer Service.
Clare started her career in 1990 with an internship stint at Sterling Health (now GlaxoSmithkline). She later moved to May & Baker Nig where she had a progressive career in several job roles – Sales Representative, Product Manager (Vaccines), Business Development Manager (Pasteur Merieux Connaught) and National Sales Development Manager. She left May & Baker Nig to become an Executive Director, Business Development with Aventis Pasteur Nigeria, (a French Multinational Pharmaceutical Company) where she spent another two and a half years, before taking on a new frontier position as the Country Manager, Nigeria for Huntleigh Healthcare UK Plc – a British multinational quoted on the NYSE. After a year, Clare decided to follow her passion to make a difference in the Healthcare arena and left to set up JNC International (JNCI).
She was recently elected the pioneer President of the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN); and is a Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), the Society of Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria (SQHN), Society for Corporate Governance (SCG), Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) and Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR) NGO.
She sits on the Board for a number of organisations as: Founder & Chairman, Vaccipharm Limited, a cold chain Vaccines & pharmaceutical Distribution firm that she founded in 1999; Director, Society for Corporate Governance (SCG) – as the first and only female director; Director, Advisory Board of the Entrepreneurial Development Centre (EDC) of the Lagos Business School.