Mallam Farouk Salim is a brilliant Nigerian pharmacist and distinguished Abusite who is the new Director-General of Standards Organisation of Nigeria, (SON)
Mallam Farouk A. Salim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Mallam Salim started his career at the Nassarawa Hospital, Kano as Hospital Pharmacist and worked with Glaxo Pharmaceuticals, Lagos as Medical Representative before relocating to the United States of America in 1990.
He worked variously with different organizations in Missouri and Illinois in the United States of America as a Clinical Pharmacist, Staff Pharmacist and Allergy Specialist, Consultant Partner, Consultant Pharmacist, and lastly as Clinical Pharmacist with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, the USA from 1993.
Farouk Salim who hails from Kano state was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the new Director-General of Standards Organisation of Nigeria, (SON) for a 4 years term with effect from 26th September 2020.
Mallam Farouk Salim’s core competencies cover organizational restructuring, quality assurance, and management, project management as well as writing and speaking skills.
He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, registered with the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria and the Missouri Pharmacy Board in the United States of America.
The SON Director-General was the National President of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students between 1982 and 1983
Mallam Farouk A. Salim’s vision is to bring changes by promoting public safety, the role of standards in local manufacturing, import and export as well as creating an enabling environment for innovations that will stimulate national self-sufficiency.