Emmanuel Idowu

Part-time MBA 2021, UK

“The man who says he can, and the man who says he can’t are both correct. Always have a ‘can do’ attitude.”

I am a Senior Pharmacist and the Medication Safety Officer at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust.

I completed my first degree in Microbiology and then studied Pharmacy. After qualifying and registering as a practicing pharmacist, I started my career working as a hospital clinical pharmacist in the NHS. Over the last 15 years, I have worked at three different NHS hospitals during which I have taken up different roles including specialist roles, leading and managing teams.

My professional interest is in leadership and quality improvement. I am an avid football fan and enjoy all forms of outdoor activities.


  • In my role as lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist, I helped my organisation in implementing the antimicrobial stewardship programmes and achieving the national CQUIN targets
  • I lead the designing and development of a clinical pharmacy service within the surgical directorate in an hospital
  • As independent pharmacist prescriber, I have been running my own independent clinics

What attracted you to the Kent MBA programme and why?

The Kent Business School is triple accredited and the MBA Programme is well recognised for its quality. I like the way the programme is designed particularly the combination of academic teaching and application to practice.

I found out about the MBA programme through my workplace and the University’s Senior Leader Apprenticeship Programme.


On completing the MBA programme, I will be looking to take up the role of a Chief Pharmacist in the NHS or similar senior management positions outside of the NHS


Have a vision, be courageous and realistic.