Same satisfaction; similar mission. Different organisation. Different culture.

I have just started my third month of a break from selling Pharmaceutical products and it’s been an exciting journey so far,being a Pulse volunteer .

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Taking a refreshment break during a visit to one of the key teaching and referral hospital in Nigeria


For the last 18 years I have worked in GSK’s Pharma sales department. Every day I wake up to directly (or indirectly) engage healthcare professional to ensure that the GSK products are used appropriately and that they are available to patients at both for profit and access prices. I am proud of living the GSK mission of ‘enabling people do more, feel better and live longer’ which has always been very inspiring and motivating for me. There’s nothing more fulfilling for me than helping people feel better after they have been unwell. I am also a strong believer in ‘health is wealth’ and the GSK mission resonates to the same.

I have the same motivation to wake up every day to make a difference in the lives of Nigerians. I am learning new ways of working in the development sector and still ‘enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer’. At CHAI we strive ‘to help save the lives of millions of people living with disease, including HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, by dramatically scaling up treatment.’

Pulse assignment has also given me a chance to meet and interact with colleagues from different parts of the globe.

Exploring the beautiful city of Abuja on a sunny weekend


One of the best decisions, I have ever made in my career is to apply and take up the pulse assignment. It’s truly transformational, fulfilling and rewarding. It gives me another reason to feel proud to work for GSK.




  1. I am so glad you managed to post this blog Stephen. It is a great reflection of your desires as a person to create and be a part of continuous change for the better. I hope that your PULSE assignment continues to be one of your best decisions and helps you fulfil your ambitions to improve the health of people living with diseases. i look forward to reading your future blog posts.

  2. I could not have said it better- definitely one of the best decisions ever. And it is all 3, transformational, fulfilling and rewarding. I too could not be more proud to work for GSK. This is the most unique way of giving back to mankind and such a blessing to work for this company. Thanks so much for sharing your post.

  3. Thanks Mandi for your very encouraging comments. It’s been truly a fulfilling experience. Excited that you share my thought and feelings.

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