MEET THE TEAM

Our executive leadership team enjoys more than 100 years of joint industry experience.
Our organizational structure is flat which ensures quick and effective communication and decision making
allowing us every competitive advantage in bringing new products to market as quickly and safely as possible.

MEET THE TEAM

Our executive leadership team enjoys more than 100 years of joint industry experience.
Our organizational structure is flat which ensures quick and effective communication and decision making
allowing us every competitive advantage in bringing new products to market as quickly and safely as possible.

John Hallam

Chairman

John is a trusted industry opinion leader and astute business owner

John specializes in strategic modeling and marketing within the industry. He was previously CEO of Sandoz and prior to that, Managing Director of Pharmacare (Aspen) and CEO of Lennon Ltd, with 30 years experience in the Generic Pharmaceutical Industry.

Anita Smal

Director

Anita specializes in Regulatory, Technical and Scientific Affairs.

Anita was previously Director for Quality and Scientific Affairs at Sandoz and is currently a member of the Industry Task Group, International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (IGBA), Science and Biosimilar committees and Chair of the Generic and Biosimilar Medicines of Southern Africa (GBMSA) Scientific and Biosimilar Committee, with more than 25 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Lindie Marx

Technical Manager

Lindie specializes in Formulation, Technical and Scientific Affairs.

She was previously Senior Manager, Scientific Affairs at Sandoz and prior to that Product Development Manager, specializing in various dosage forms and cosmetics with more than 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Ed Hallam

Commercial Director

Ed is responsible for global Business Development and Marketing activities

Ed has more than 7 years’ experience in the global pharmaceutical industry, with a key focus on marketing, product licensing and strategic business development. Prior to joining ABEX Ed was based at the Group HQ of Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited with responsibilities for global new business development and licensing initiatives as well as management of the group portfolio planning function during his tenure. Prior to that Ed worked in London for Pharmathen International where he was responsible for key multinational accounts and the establishment of new markets in Latin America. Ed holds a cum laude Masters Degree in Commerce and a GIBS Executive MDP certification.

Bryce Robertson

Financial and Logistics Manager

Bryce is responsible for the financial and logistical administration within ABEX.

He has a B Com degree and previously worked in the accounting profession with exposure to various industries and businesses.

Zelna Swart

Pharmacist

Zelna specialises in Regulatory and Technical affairs.

She previously worked in the profession as hospital and retail pharmacist.

Lize Grobler

Pharmacist

Lize specialises in Regulatory and Technical Affairs within the pharmaceutical industry.

Lize previously worked as a pharmacist in Quality Assurance and Manufacturing within the industry and prior to that in the hospital and retail sectors.

Chantal Sprinkhuizen

Administrative Assistant

Chantal is responsible for administrative assistance in the Scientific Affairs Division.

Previously Chantal worked in the administrative sector within the courier industry, including Customer Services, Staff Development and General Administration. Prior to this Chantal was employed in the Hospitality Industry.

Shannon Hallam

Finance and Administration Manager

Shannon is an experienced accountant providing oversight across the group financial functions

Shannon is qualified with a B.Comm and B.Accts (Hons). Previously worked in the profession (Deloitte) and also in commerce at various senior levels in Zimbabwe and South Africa