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Johan Abrie

Successfully utilizes 20 years general business management acumen within the pharmaceutical industry to identify, develop and implement new business opportunities, turn around unprofitable divisions, generate profitability and enhance return on investment. Track-record as a highly effective business, sales and marketing strategist. An in-depth understanding of therapeutic (innovator and generic) pharmaceuticals, OTC, Complimentary / Device and FMCG products. Known and respected in the local and international pharmaceutical industry.

Established connections among manufacturers, developers and other stakeholders in the UK, USA, Europe, India, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Familiar with the requirements of the South African Medicines Control Council. Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of the North West, Potchefstroom Campus. Continuing professional education includes several globally accredited development programs.

Extensive project management experience with new product development and new to market launches. Effective decision-maker with strong analytical, budgeting, numerate, costing and planning skills. Ability to view a situation from a broader perspective. Works well under pressure and in deadline situations. Effective in handling numerous projects simultaneously. Ability to apply experience to different circumstances and environments. Successful at group interaction, staff management and motivation. Diplomatic and emphatic in handling sensitive and controversial issues. Track record for staff loyalty and minimal human resources turnover. Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills at all levels of multi-cultural environments.

CEO - Go Life Healthcare