Medisel Kenya Limited established by Dr Raju Mohindra and Dr Ajay Patel, focusing on distributing imported pharmaceuticals.
Acquisition of Dawa Pharmaceuticals Limited, adding pharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities.
Construction of dedicated Beta Lactam manufacturing facility
Acquisition of Kel Chemicals
Construction of Animal Health manufacturing facility
Dawa 2.0 Upgrade and expansion of existing general formulation block
Unification of our identity to Dawa Life Sciences
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Dr Raju Mohindra is a consultant radiologist by profession, having graduated with a Master of Science in Radiology from Nairobi University. Dr Raju Mohindra is a co-founder of Dawa Life Sciences and serves as the Strategy Committee chair. He is also deeply involved in local social impact projects and philanthropy.
Co-Founder and Board Member
Dr Ajay Patel is a pharmacist by profession, having graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With his clinical pharmacokinetics and retail and whole pharmacy experience, Dr Ajay Patel teamed up with Dr Raju Mohindra to form Dawa Life Sciences. He is responsible for coordinating the operations and growth strategy with the company's CEOs.
Reema is a finance expert (BSc Management Science from the London School of Economics). She has experience as an auditor with various companies such as PwC, Del Monte. She now serves as a Board Member for Dawa Life Sciences.
Arun Mathur is an independent advisor based in Kenya. He graduated with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a Diploma in Statistical Methods from IIT, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi. Arun started his banking career with the State Bank of India and, through the years, has gathered all-around experience in various banks in India, Bahrain and East Africa. He retired as the CEO of I&M Bank group and now serves on the boards of multiple companies. He firmly believes in the ethical growth of African businesses.
Chief Executive Officer, Animal Health
Ashvani Kalpushu is a Masters Graduate in Sciences and has been with the Dawa Life Sciences since 1998. He started his journey with Dawa Life Sciences as a Sales Manager and has risen to the ranks of CEO for its fastest-growing verticals. He has travelled extensively across the African continent, where he has established deep market knowledge and relations.
Arjun joined Dawa Life Sciences in 2019 following experience as a Management Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). At Dawa Life Sciences he has been involved in building the product pipeline and strategic sourcing and partnerships. He is currently leading Sales for our Essential Health portfolio and supporting business process excellence. He has a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Warwick and an MSc in Finance from LSE.