Dr. Skhumbuzo Ngozwana - Member of the Board
Dr. Skhumbuzo Ngozwana – President & Chief Executive Officer. Dr Ngozwana is an internationally renowned African Pharma expert, who has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the United States Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) among others. As the International lead consultant for UNIDO, Dr. Ngozwana co-authored the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa that was adopted by the African Union heads of state and government in 2012.
The plan was the output of the extensive research and analytical work on the African pharmaceutical industry on behalf of UNIDO and the African Union Commission. His recent UN assignment was as part of an expert team of three appointed to develop the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Sector Strategy and Action Plan. This document was adopted by the Ethiopian government as a blueprint for developing the Ethiopian sector; and is now incorporated into the Ethiopian Growth and Transformation Plan II.
Prior to that, he worked for Cipla Medpro (one of Africa’s largest pharmaceutical companies) in various executive positions and as its Deputy Chief Executive Officer. He is passionate about the development of the African pharmaceutical industry; access to quality assured medicines on the continent and has made significant contributions in developing the Industry. Some of his contributions include the following:
- He served as Chairman of the National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of South Africa, and led the NAPM into the International Generic Medicines Alliance (IGPA).
- He is the founding chairman of the Southern African Generic Medicines Association; and current Secretary and founding member of the Federation of African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (FAPMA); both of which he continues to serve as a board member.
- He is also the chairman of the board of Directors of the Biovac Initiative (a South African Public Private Partnership Vaccine manufacturer – a board position to which he was nominated / appointed to by the Minister of Science and Technology).