Dr Pravin Semnarayan

PhD, MBA, MSc, BEng, PrEng, CertDir

Dr Semnarayan’s qualifications include:
  1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) awarded with Academic Honorary Colours from the University of Pretoria, Gordon Institute of Business Science;
  2. Master of Business Administration awarded with Distinction from the University of Witwatersrand Business School;
  3. Master of Science from the University of Stellenbosch; and
  4. Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Natal.

Dr Semnarayan is certified as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa; and a Certified Director with the Institute of Directors South Africa.

Dr Semnarayan is an accomplished Board Director, CEO and Entrepreneur with over 25 years professional working experience across various industries.
Dr Semnarayan has a proven track record of delivering results, through strategic thinking and client engagement, executed by highly effective teams. Dr Semnarayan’s goal is to inspire leaders create breakthrough achievements, and advance business and society sustainably using science, engineering and technology.

Dr Semnarayan has leveraged finance in establishing scalable businesses, through partnerships extensively in Africa and internationally, including China, India, UK, EU and the US.

Community development in underprivileged areas is delivered through NPOs that he has established. Dr Semnarayan supports leading Business Schools and the Engineering Council in mentoring Business and Engineering Professionals.

Community Development

We develop local communities through community development projects that creates long-term strategic value. This includes:

• Community ownership in our projects
• Job creation
• Skills, entrepreneurship and management development
• Infrastructure development
• Education – early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary levels
• Healthcare programmes
• Social welfare
• Small business incubation and support
• Local manufacturing and value creation
• Women and youth development
• Preferential and local procurement

Dr Yashwant Pathak
is working as Honorary Consultant to Vecteng SciTech. He has over 44 years of versatile experience in Pharmaceutical Industry, Nutraceutical Industry and several years of administrative experience in an Institution of Higher education as Dean (and over 30 years as faculty and as a researcher in higher education after his Ph.D). He now holds the position for Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and tenured professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

His last appoint in the industry was Director of research and Development in Texas USA. He has developed several Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical products in his lifetime and also published extensively with over 50 edited volumes. Dr. Yash Pathak is an internationally recognized scholar, researcher and educator in the areas of Health care education, Nanotechnology, Drug Delivery Systems and Nutraceuticals.
Pradeep Gadre
is a Dynamic Pharmaceutical professional with working experience of over 40 years in various capacitates in the Healthcare Industry. He received his Master of Sciences of Pharmacy at Nagpur University and has improved his skills through the J Bajaj Institute and Mumbai University and various short courses in manufacturing, systems and productivity techniques. Gadre is the Managing Director of SciTech Specialities & SciTech Healthcare Pvt, the President of Cipex Inc. USA and the Technical Direction of TREPHARM Kosovo. He has Incorporated Cipex in India in 1995 and in the USA in 1999 and TREPHARM in Kosovo was incorporated in 2011 for manufacturing & marketing of Healthcare Specialities. In Oct 2007, he started a dedicated Efferceuticals manufacturing unit - SciTech Specialites Pvt. Ltd which is currently the only company in the World manufacturing Human Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, Veterinary & Agri Efferceuticals. Gadre has developed & commercialised several first products in the World.
Nikhil Mendhi

is a seasoned visionary AI executive with international, result oriented & entrepreneurial experience in strategy and operations, planning & business development. Successfully managed $150 million plus P&Ls, high profile projects and led enterprise-wide initiatives for Fortune 500 Health Plans, Pharmacy Benefit Managers & Conglomerates in US, South America, Middle East and Asia.

Extensive experience in conceptualizing & transforming health plan operations, product management, roadmap development, population health, clinical integration, claims, contract operations, utilization management & network management processes through automation, cognitive learning and strategic sourcing.
Julia Sun

has upstream and downstream experience which embraced strategic leadership & management, human & financial resource management, management of plants and sales management. She has over 20 years experience in managing business relationships and transactions between China and South Africa at senior business, mining, banking and government levels.
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