Prof. Moji C. Adeyeye

Nigeria NAFDAC, Director General
Inspirational leadership: the power of global standards for access to safe medicines in Africa (Thurs., 20 Feb, 09:00-10:00)
Moji will share how global standards make access to safe medicines possible in Africa.


Professor Adeyeye is the Director General (DG) of Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) where she is leading regulatory and administrative reforms through quality management approach. She has added strong governance structure and regulatory strengthening to NAFDAC through disciplined and motivating workforce, updating of regulations and guidelines, strengthening the local pharmaceutical companies through international best practices and encouraging local production. She currently serves as the Chair of the Steering Committee of the African Medicines Regulatory Harmonization (AMRH). She is Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutics and Drug Product Evaluation and a Fellow of Nigeria Academy of Science. Professor Adeyeye was the founding Chair of Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Professor of Pharmaceutics and Drug Product Evaluation at the College of Pharmacy, Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, Illinois.

She was Professor of Pharmaceutics and Manufacturing for 21 years at Duquesne University in Pittsburg, PA. She is a Senior Fulbright Scholar and Specialist, and 2008 AAPS Fellow. She earned her B.S from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria and M.S and PhD from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Her research interests include pre-formulation, early phase development of solid, semisolid and liquid dosage forms, and IND-based, intellectual property-driven late phase development or bench-to-bedside translational research and science-driven regulatory controls. She has mentored over 15 PhD and M.S candidates. She has 5 patents, 60 peer reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and books, and more than 140 scientific presentations.