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
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.
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. Vipin Shah
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. Mitra is a qualified financial management expert. He joined Surgipharm in 2005 and took charge of the accounting and finance department.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Minal Gudka
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. Disha Hindocha
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. 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.
Surgical Division Manager
Mr. Githendu joined Surgipharm in 2010 having worked for various multinational pharma companies. He has an MBA in healthcare management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.