Our team

Sitting at the centre of our business operations is a diverse team of enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced staff.

Click on any of the team members below to find out more about them.

Dr. Vijai Maini

Managing Director

A pioneer in the Kenya Pharmaceutical industry. Together with Mr. Vipin Shah, he conceptualised and materialised Surgipharm’s dream in 1985. Dr. Maini is a UK trained pharmacist, who has been the central pillar of Surgipharm’s achievement since inception.

Dr. Vijai Maini
Managing Director

Mr. Rakesh Vinayak

Sales and Marketing Director

Mr. Vinayak joined Surgipharm in 1997, having worked in various pharmaceutical companies in India and Kenya. He is a dual master’s degree holder in economics and strategy. Mr. Vinayak pioneered innovative strategies that have seen Surgipharm achieve tremendous growth over the years.

Mr. Rakesh Vinayak
Sales & Marketing Director

Mr. Vipin Shah

Sales Director

A pioneer in the Kenya Pharmaceutical industry. Together with Dr. Vijai Maini, he started Surgipharm in 1985. Mr. Shah has been instrumental in the Surgipharm non-pharm products business. He is an astute businessman who holds a degree in microbiology.

Mr. Vipin Shah
Sales Director

Sanjay Mitra

Financial Controller

Mr. Mitra is a qualified financial management expert. He joined Surgipharm in 2005 and took charge of the accounting and finance department.

Sanjay Mitra
Financial Controller

Vinod Guptan

General Manager

Mr. Guptan joined Surgipharm in 2015 bringing on board over 27 years of global experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Currently, he is the Vice-Chairman of the Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industry (KAPI). He holds various post-graduate qualifications in management.

Vinod Guptan
General Manager

Dr. Kaur Sur Gursharanjit

Branch Manager: Mombasa

Dr. Kaur Sur Gursharanjit joined Surgiphram in 1990. She is a trained pharmacist in charge of our Mombasa branch for the last 29 years.

Dr. Kaur Sur Gursharanjit
Branch Manager: Mombasa

Teresia Mulobi

HR Manager

Ms. Mulobi is a certified HR practitioner and a Graduate of Human Resource Management. She joined Surgipharm in 2014. She is passionate about training and development and has initiated several training programmes in the organisation.

Teresia Mulobi
HR Manager

Dr. Minal Gudka

Pharmacovigilance

Dr. Minal Gudka is a registered pharmacist holding a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy. She has over 10 years’ experience in Regulatory and Pharmacovigilance and is currently employed as our Pharmacovigilance specialist.

Dr. Minal Gudka
Pharmacovigilance

Dr. Disha Hindocha

Regulatory Manager

Dr. Disha Hindocha is a registered pharmacist holding a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy with over 5 years’ experience in regulatory affairs. She is currently employed as our Regulatory Manager.

Dr. Disha Hindocha
Regulatory Manager

Dr. Pooja Lumb

Quality Assurance Manager

Dr. Pooja Neil Lumb joined Surgipharm Limited in May 2018. She is our Quality Assurance Pharmacist and is responsible for ensuring that current Good Distribution Practices are followed. She is also in charge of maintaining, writing, updating and implementing quality-related documentation (SOPs), handling quality audits and regularly conducting staff training on quality-related matters.

Dr. Pooja Lumb
Quality Assurance Manager

Jidraff Githendu

Surgical Division Manager

Mr. Githendu joined Surgipharm in 2010 having worked for various multinational pharma companies. He has an MBA in healthcare management.

Jidraff Githendu
Surgical Division Manager

Suman Roy

IT Manager

Mr. Roy joined Surgipharm in 2013. He is a trained ERP administrator. Previously, he worked in various organisations as a computer system expert, IT Manager and ERP Administrator.

Suman Roy
IT Manager

Khalil Bagha

Shipping & Logistics Manager

Mr. Bagha is our Logistics & Shipping Manager and utilises his 20 years’ experience in logistics and shipping to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Khalil Bagha
Shipping & Logistics Manager

Eunice Muia

Customer Care Manager

Ms. Muia has over 20 years’ experience in Kenya Pharmaceutical Industry She joined Surgipharm in 1998 and is in charge of Customer Care and Trade Business. She holds qualifications in public relations and marketing.

Eunice Muia
Customer Care Manager

Dr. Shyam Lakhani

Company Pharmacist / Warehouse Operations Manager

Dr. Shyam Lakhani is a qualified pharmacist with an MBA from United States International University. He also doubles up as the Warehouse Manager.

Dr. Shyam Lakhani
Company Pharmacist / Warehouse Operations Manager

Humphreys Arunga

Tenders and Institutions Business Manager

Mr. Arunga joined Surgipharm in 2009. He has a diverse educational background ranging from biological sciences, sociology, and management. He is involved in institutional and tender business.

Humphreys Arunga
Tenders & Institutions Business Manager
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