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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.
Executive Director: CEO â€“ 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 Gawieâ€™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.
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.
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.
Executive Director: Managing Director â€“ 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 schemeâ€™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.
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