About Us

Black Pharma is a Social Enterprise Community Interest Company. Our vision is to see a greater representation of black professionals across the Pharmaceutical industry.

 

We work to facilitate access to industry jobs and to support opportunities for professional development.  

 

Through this, our mission is to ensure that talented black students, graduates and early career professionals have the right opportunities to maximise their potential and make a positive impact.

Creating Access  |  Enabling Success

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Monsurat Hanson, Co-Founder

Monsurat has 7 years Pharma experience in Clinical Operations. She has worked across several large institutions and organisations including, Oxford University, ICON, Novartis and GSK. She is currently a Global Study Manager at IQVIA.

 

As Co-Founder and Marketing Lead, Monsurat oversees Black Pharma's marketing initiatives by developing and executing marketing strategies. She ensures that Black Pharma successfully engages with its audience and leads research to inform marketing activities.

Stephanie Oyesola, Co-Founder

Stephanie has 14 years of Pharma experience, specialising in Clinical Research and Operations. She has worked across the industry from Clinical Research Organisations to Big Pharma, including Pharmanet (now known as Syneos Health), Genzyme, Astellas, Amgen, Novartis, Gilead Sciences and Avillion LLP. She is currently a Study Leader at Roche and is passionate about mentoring young professionals.

 

As Co-Founder and Business Development Lead at Black Pharma, Stephanie oversees efforts to establish and retain growth opportunities for the organisation through new partnerships and collaborations.

Kim Sowemimo, Co-Founder

Kim is a Global Clinical Development Manager at GSK, specializing in Study Start-up strategy and planning. She is passionate about delivering solutions that drive operational excellence. Kim has over 7 years of industry experience and over the course of 10+ years, has worked  to support the academic and professional development of young people.

As Co-Founder and Operations Lead, Kim focuses on the execution of Black Pharma's objectives and oversees the daily operational activities.

Jennifer Amponsah-Adjalo,  Mentoring Lead

Jennifer has over 11 years of Pharma experience primarily within clinical research. She has worked her way up from a clinical trials assistant, to a clinical research associate and is now within global study management. She has worked at several companies in the industry including, Pfizer, IQVIA, Gilead, Novartis, BioMarin, and Amgen. Jennifer is currently a Study Leader at Roche.

 

As the Mentoring Lead at Black Pharma, Jennifer is responsible for the overall strategy and delivery of the Mentoring Programme. She has developed the Mentoring Framework, manages our network of mentors and mentees and is the SME on mentoring best practices.