Acino Healthcare Group Executive Management

John Norman

Regional Director ESA: General Manager South Africa

B.Com (Marketing & Economics)

Professional background

30 years + Pharma Experience – 10 years + at Regional MD / CEO level (Takeda; Litha )- 10 years as Marketing & Sales Director (Janssen-Cilag)

Kevin Peddie

General Manager CEA & M

NDIP (Public Health); IMM Diploma (Marketing)

Professional background

30+ years experience in Sales, Marketing and Business Development, within FMCG and Pharma industry.
20+ years experience in the Sub Saharan region

Tjatji Maponya

Head of Quality Assurance

MSc (Pharm)

Professional background

18+ years experience in QA in academic, hospital, manufacturing and commercial organisations

Jaco Kotze

Finance Director

B Comt (Hons) and CTA

B Comm (Accounting)

Professional background

23+ years in Accounting, Controlling and Finance leadership roles covering medical devices, supply chain solutions and consulting

Dr Verushka Hansrajh

Medical Affairs Director


Professional background

9 years experience within medical affairs in Pharma environment across therapeutic area’s

Rory Henderson

Business Unit Head: CHC & OTC

B(Sport science); PDM

Professional background

7 years in the pharmaceutical industry, with both experience in OTC and RX

Mpumelelo Sowazi

Compliance & Legal Director

BA (Law); LLB; H.Dip (Company Law)

Professional background

20+ years experience as Legal Advisor – 2+ years experience as Corporate Affairs Director

Helen Pemberton

Business Unit Head Speciality + Alliance Management

BA Psychology

Professional background

22 years experience in pharmaceutical industry, with expertise in most therapeutical areas, including Neurology, Dermatology, Cardiovascular, haematology and Urology

Nerine du Plessis

Head of Regulatory Affairs & RP

BSc (Pharm)


Professional background

45 years of Regulatory experience in the pharmaceutical sector, both private + government, within-depth experience of medicine regulatory, requirements, compliance and quality standards

Gary Vine

Business Unit Head Hospital & Forensics

IMM Diploma (Marketing)

Professional background

20+ years of Pharma experience in Sales Management (Schering Plough; Adcock, Mylan; Litha) –
6 years KAM (Adcock; Mylan; Litha)
6 years Market Access experience (Mylan, Litha)
10+years of Marketing experience (GSK; MSD; Adcock; Mylan; Litha)

Sherusha Naidoo

Head of HR Group

BCom Hons

Professional background

10 years + experience in Human Resources Management within the Pharamecutical / Medical Devices Industry as well as the Financial Services Sector.
Agile HR professional with diverse experience in different business models and cycles with a core focus on building organizational culture and capabilities in line with market needs.