Executive committee

Antoine van Buuren

(BCom, MBA)
Group Chief Executive Officer

Antoine entered the healthcare sector in 2004, when he jointly founded WAD Holdings. He was the CEO of WAD subsidiary companies Pharmacy Direct, a courier pharmacy business, and Curasana Wholesalers, a pharmaceutical wholesaler. Prior to founding WAD Holdings, he spent 15 years with the Total Group in South Africa and internationally, including holding general management positions responsible for logistics and retail. Antoine joined the AfroCentric Group effective 1 August 2015 and was subsequently appointed as the Group CEO.

Mr Kevin Aron

Mr Hannes Boonzaaier

Mr Lee Callakoppen

Gawie erasmus

Executive Director: CEO – Pharmacy Direct

Gawie has a successful track record of more than 15 years in leading and transforming business divisions, finance teams and delivering complex operational solutions in South Africa and across the African continent. Gawie was appointed CEO of Pharmacy Direct in January 2016. Previous positions include the CEO of Activo Health since January 2014 and CEO of SDT Financial Software Solutions. Under Gawie’s leadership, Pharmacy Direct has yielded positive growth in the CCMDD programme for the National Department of Health. He is a Chartered Accountant and completed his articles with KMPG in 1999.

Ms Yvonne Motsisi

Dr. Nomalungelo Nyathi

Executive Director: Health management

Nomalungelo (Lungi) Nyathi qualified as a Medical Doctor in 2003. She has worked extensively as a medical practitioner, in the private as well as the public sector. She originally joined Medscheme in 2010 and successfully led the GEMS Managed Care and Aid for Aids business units until 2015. Thereafter, Lungi has been providing strategic and clinical healthcare consulting to key role players in the health sector.

Lungi returned to Medscheme in June 2016 as an Executive Director specialising in Health Management. Lungi is responsible for the ongoing development and enhancement of the health risk management strategy, new products and solutions, clinical and health risk thought leadership, as well as public health strategy.

Mr Aglaak Mahmood

Mr Vijay Pillay

(BComm, MBA)
Executive Director: Group Technology

Vijay has previously worked across numerous IT roles at Spoornet Information Systems, before joining the Nedcor Technology and Operations division. He was later appointed as CIO for FNB Homeloans at an Executive level, and was seconded to FNB Direct Channels and Contact Centres, to oversee the new technology refresh programme incorporating open source technologies.

Vijay was recently appointed as the Group Technology Director for AfroCentric Health, having previously occupied the role of Managing Director for Helios IT Solutions within the Group.

Mr Tim Rametse

(Labour Relations)
Executive Director: Managing Director – AfroCentric Health Solutions

Having studied Labour Law and Tax at the University of Pretoria, Tim was employed in the Employee Benefits Department of the Public Service Commission. After moving to National Sorghum Breweries, he joined Pretoria Medical Brokers, where he was rapidly promoted to Executive Director of the Healthcare division. He then joined Polmed as the medical scheme’s Chief Operating Officer. Tim joined Medscheme in 2006 and is currently the Managing Director for AfroCentric Health Solutions, which includes managing the international operations in Mauritius.

Modjadji Tati

(Qualified Professional Nurse, BCur, BCom (Hon) Finance, Masters in Leadership)
Executive Director: Human Capital & Transformation

Modjadji started her career as a qualified nurse. Her interest in personal development and growth motivated her to obtain a number of qualifications including a BCur, BCom degree and BCom Honors in Finance as well as a master’s degree in Leadership.

Modjadji has extensive healthcare experience in both the private and public sectors. She is the former Managing Director for Vital Aire (a subsidiary of Air Liquide Group which focuses on home healthcare). In the private healthcare sector, she previously served as:
Senior Manager in the Managed Care Division
Senior Fund Manager – Bonitas Medical Scheme
General Manager − Bonitas Business Unit

During her tenure as Fund Manager and General Manager, she was instrumental in the implementation of numerous amalgamations for the scheme and other scheme and Medscheme projects. In 2016 she was part of the Medscheme delegation and presented Operations at the Health Market Inquiry.

Modjadji was appointed as the Director for Human Capital & Transformation in June 2017, responsible of continually focusing on transforming the organisational culture to enhance performance, learning and innovation and creating a fun an enabling working environment.

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