Chairman and CEO, Waymade PLC
After coming to the UK from Kenya at the age of 15, Vijay qualified as a pharmacist and set up his own high-street pharmacy, Chemy’s, in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. He grew this into a chain of over 20 branches before selling to Boots (now Walgreen Alliance Boots). He set up Waymade PLC as a short-line wholesaler and distributor and grew it to a £300m turnover business at its peak.
Managing Director, Waymade PLC
Brian joined Waymade PLC as Production Manager in 1998, progressing to Operations Director four years later and then to Managing Director. His background is in engineering and operations management.
Head of Generics, Sovereign Medical
Andrew heads Sovereign Medical. He has over 15 years of experience within the generic medicines industry, including product and business development. He joined Sovereign Medical after 10 years at Kent Pharmaceuticals. His specialties include resurrection of old licences, development and implementation of new purchasing strategies, identification of new products and business development opportunities, creation of new brands.
Commercial Manager, Sovereign Medical
Kelly is the Commercial Manager for Sovereign Medical. She started at Waymade PLC in 2009, working first in purchasing, becoming Purchasing Manager and then Commercial Manager. She previously worked at Vantage Chemist in Reading and is a Pharmacy Accredited Checking Technician (ACT).