Andrew has 15 years’ experience as a CEO of JSE listed companies, having served as the CEO of Oceana Group from 1999 to 2009 and the CEO of Nampak from 2009 to 2014. He currently serves as the Chairman of Ster-Kinekor. He is a highly experienced and respected corporate leader with a track record of delivering operational results and sound capital allocation.
B Bus Sc (Hons), CA (SA)
Appointed to the board in October 2019
Mark has a strong track record in senior strategic, operational and financial management roles in large listed and unlisted companies. He was joint head and managing director of investment banking at Nedbank Capital, CFO of Truworths International and deputy CEO at Cipla SA. Mark was most recently the CEO of the House of Busby before joining Ascendis Health in October 2019.
BEng (Hons), MSc, MBA, MPA, PhD
Joined the group in 2014
Dr Michael Neoptolemou is a seasoned academic and a PhD graduate whose illustrious career spans the public, higher education and corporate sectors. He has been a member of the top management of Remedica since 2014. He joined the board of directors in 2017 and currently serves as its chairman. In July 2019, he was appointed as the company’s Group Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, Remedica has increased its Research and Development (R&D) activities, invested in the development of new pharmaceutical products to its portfolio while maximising the revenue and profitability.
B Sc (Chemistry)
Joined the group in June 2017
Yogish has over 25 years international pharmaceutical experience, including serving as country head of Ranbaxy Romania and holding senior positions for Sun Pharmaceuticals in India, Africa and Ukraine. He founded Sun Wave Pharma in 2008 and has grown the business into one of the leading pharma companies in Romania, ranked number one in the nutraceuticals market.
Graduated in Economics (CEU – University of Madrid); 3 years of Marketing at ESIC (Escuela Superior de Ingenieros Comerciales)
Joined the group in 2015
José Luis founded Farmalider in 1986, bringing more than 30 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry to the company. He previously founded Laboratorio Lanzas, Laboratorio Beneline and Lineafarm. Prior to that he spent five years at Sofemasa, a Spanish consulting company.
B.Acc, B.Acc (Hon), CA(SA)
Joined the group in July 2018
Marnus has a strong and diverse background in private equity, management consulting and accounting. His career includes eight years with global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company where he gained exposure to several sectors and industries. He was previously a director of Coast2Coast Capital for two years, responsible for value creation.
Joined the group in 2009
Chris has over 26 years’ experience in an extensive range of Medical Devices with a vast amount of time spent in Interventional & Hemodynamic Areas. During this time, he worked for Adcock Ingram, B Braun and Brittan Healthcare where he successfully ran the business for the Marconi family before it was sold. During this period, he was involved in various Sales, Marketing and operational roles. Chris was a co-owner of the interventional business that was sold out of Brittan Healthcare. Chris was a shareholder in Surgical Innovations when this business was sold to Ascendis in 2014.
B Com (Hons Marketing), CM (SA)
Joined the group in 2017
Lee-Ann has over 15 years FMCG experience, including four years in the cosmetics industry. She was previously brand general manager for MAC Cosmetics, Estee Lauder, Aerin and Tom Ford. Lee-Ann spent 10 years at SAB focusing mainly on the premium beer portfolio.
MBA and BVSc (Veterinary Sciences)
Joined the group in 2017
Jan has over 20 years of experience in the animal health pharmaceutical industry. Over this time he held various roles within regulatory affairs, clinical development and sales and marketing. He spent 9 years in senior roles at Pfizer Animal Health and in 2004 joined Cipla Agrimed as Managing Director. Following the acquisition of Cipla Agrimed SA and Cipla Vet SA by Ascendis Health in 2017, Jan was appointed Managing Director of Animal Health.