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 joined forces with Dr. Raju Mohindra to establish Dawa Life Sciences. A pharmacist from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Ajay leverages his expertise in clinical pharmacokinetics and extensive experience in retail and pharmacy. He plays a pivotal role in overseeing and strategizing the company's operations and growth alongside the senior management team.
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, having graduated from IIT, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a Diploma in Statistical Methods. He brings extensive experience from various banks in India, Bahrain, and East Africa, and is dedicated to promoting the ethical growth of African businesses.
Chief Executive Officer, Animal Health
Ashvani Kalpushu holds a Masters in Sciences and has been with the Dawa Life Sciences since 1998. Within Dawa Life Sciences, he 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.
Head of Commercial Operations
Arjun joined Dawa Life Sciences after working as a Management Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He plays a key role in developing the product pipeline and establishing strategic partnerships. Arjun leads the sales teams for Branded, Essential Health and International Business while supporting business process excellence. He holds an MSc in Finance from LSE and a BSc in Mathematics & Statistics from the University of Warwick.
Head of Technology Services
Carolyne is a technology enthusiast, deeply passionate about the transformative impact it has on businesses. With over 12 years of experience as an SAP consultant, she has successfully automated complex manufacturing processes and implemented system controls. A results-oriented leader with a track record of driving successful IT projects, she holds a BSc. degree in Information Sciences from Moi University and is certified in SAP Finance & Controlling (FICO).
Head of Supply Chain
Krupesh has over 15 years of experience in executive business and strategic planning in supply chain and logistics, with a dedication and commitment to growing and expanding businesses. He enjoys being part of a successful and productive team whilst demonstrating strong leadership in a highly competitive and demanding department.
Head of Quality
With over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Nelson excels in Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, and manufacturing leadership. He has a proven track record of optimizing operations, leading turnarounds, and driving business initiatives while maintaining strong connections with quality & regulatory bodies in East Africa.
General Manager, Plant
With 21+ years in pharmaceuticals, Dr. Kamalakkannan has management expertise in cost controls, lean manufacturing and employee training. He leads production plant, engineering and R&D Departments, ensuring compliance with regulations and quality standards. He comes with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology, M. Pharm in Industrial Pharmacy, an MBA in Human Resource Management and a P.G Diploma in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs.
Group Head of Finance
With 17+ years of experience in audit, tax, and finance, Hardik has expertise in East African manufacturing, tax planning, and financial structuring. He serves as the group head for finance at Dawa Life Sciences, holding a B.Sc (Hons.) in Applied Accounting and is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).
QA Manager, Animal Health
Quality Assurance Manager, Animal Health Division
GM Plant, Animal Health
General Manager Plant, Animal Health Division