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The Black Pharma Brand Ambassador group works at the heart of the organisation. We are university students, graduates and early career professionals who are passionate about pursuing a career in Pharma.

 

​As Black Pharma Ambassadors, we are here to widen access for young diverse people in the pharmaceutical industry. We work to increase access to industry placements, graduate roles and direct entry roles within the pharmaceutical industry by partnering with universities, societies and employers.

Meet the Team

Denzel Igbinedion

Early Careers Brand Ambassador
Assistant Clinical Research Associate at PPD

Denzel holds a master's degree in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Loughborough University. After completing his internship at Roche, he was hired as an assistant clinical research associate at PPD. He has vast experience overseeing phase Ib-III clinical trials and is well-versed in the safety, efficacy, pharmacokinetics, and tolerability of medicinal drugs. Denzel became a Brand Ambassador as his values aligned perfectly with Black Pharma’s aim to diversify the pharmaceutical industry with young black competent individuals. 

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Cara Njoku

Early Careers Brand Ambassador
pRED Clinical Operations student at Roche

Cara is a Bioscience BSc student at Durham University, specialising in Biomedicine. Cara is now on an industrial placement year at Roche, where she works in Early Development (pRED) as a Clinical Operations intern in the Neurology and Oncology domain. Cara hopes to return to a similar career after graduation. Cara joined the Brand Ambassador team to help Black Pharma's efforts in bolstering diversity and black representation in the pharmaceutical sector.

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Seun Sontan 

Early Careers Brand Ambassador

Communications Executive Graduate at Roche Diagnostics

Seun has a BSc in Pharmacology and an MSc in Respiratory Medicine, with a specialty in asthma, COPD and air pollution. He is now an incoming Communications Executive Graduate at Roche Diagnostics, working with the Communications team on creating documents, distributing information to patients and the media. Seun joined the Black Pharma Brand Ambassador team as he wants to make a difference and make it easier for people to gain access to an industry as competitive and rewarding as the pharmaceutical industry.

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Daniel Opoku-Achampong

Early Careers Brand Ambassador

Pharmacy Counter Assistant

 Daniel is currently an Mpharm student at the University of Hertfordshire. He works part time at the outpatient pharmacy at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and hopes to one day bring a novel medicine to market through research and development. Whilst still on his journey, Daniel aims to shed light on the many doors that exist for other black students/ graduates who also aspire to work within the pharmaceutical industry, hence his decision in becoming a Brand Ambassador for Black Pharma.

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Caleb Kwarteng

Student Brand Ambassador

Chemistry student

University of Warwick 


Caleb is a second-year chemistry student that is passionate about drug development activities. Caleb hopes to work in clinical research / clinical pharmacology after graduation. He joined the Brand Ambassador team due to the underrepresentation of ethnic groups in the pharmaceutical sector. He wants to assist the firm in reaching out to prospective students like himself, so that with the help of Black Pharma's resources, can see more individuals of colour be accepted into their desired careers.

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Shanel Tetteh

Early Careers Brand Ambassador

pRED Clinical Operations student at Roche

Shanel holds a master's degree in Biomedical Science from Warwick University. She is currently enrolled on an industrial placement at Roche, where she is working in the Early Development (pRED) and Clinical Operations division, specialising in Neuroscience and Rare Disease clinical trials. Shanel plans to return to pharma and further explore more roles across the industry once she graduates. Shanel joined Black Pharma as a Brand Ambassador because she is enthusiastic about increasing access and facilitating success for black professionals in the pharmaceutical industry. 

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Nicole Lartey

Early Careers Brand Ambassador
External Quality - Global Supplier Management student at Roche

Nicole holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Ghana, with a focus on clinical- and neuropsychology. Nicole is currently a master’s student in Business Psychology at the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) School of Applied Psychology and is also an intern in External Quality - Global Supplier Management within the Pharma Technical unit of Roche. Nicole joined Black Pharma because she recognises the need to not only create opportunities for people of colour within the pharma industry, but also prepare and guide students of colour on their career development journey within this industry. Representation matters!

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Judith Nwatu

Early Careers Brand Ambassador

Pharmacist

Judith is a pharmacist by training with multi-year experience across patient care, medicine management and supply chain/operations in clinical and retail pharmacy practices.

By virtue of her post-graduate studies, a Public Health Expert. Equipped with knowledge in project management, process management, training, mentoring, and collaboration with teams and leaders (through practical experience from degree programs, non-profit and pharmaceutical industry organisations). Her value is aimed towards the improvement of operational processes, minimization of risks, and delivering of patient and team-centred solutions

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Tobi Dairo

Student Brand Ambassador

Medical student 

University of Cambridge

Tobi is a medical student at the University of Cambridge, as well as an admissions tutor for students interested in studying medicine. At university, Tobi gained exposure to the various opportunities available within the pharmaceutical industry and the different career paths that can be pursued. Tobi joined the Student Brand Ambassador team at Black Pharma to support the mission of widening access to students and increasing the representation of black professionals across the industry.

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Angela Sanyu

Student Brand Ambassador

Chemistry student

University of Nottingham

Angela is a student ambassador at Black Pharma. She currently studies Medicinal and Biological Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. In the future, Angela would like to work within the clinical operations sector, having already established experience in this field. Angela joined the black pharma team as she wanted to assist individuals like herself, gain insight and experience into the pharmaceutical industry. 

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