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President & CEO

Dr. Guna S. Muppuri MBBS.,MCCFP
Founder, President & CEO

Dr. Guna Muppuri is a medical doctor and the Founder of the Company. He has over 20 years’ experience in the medical field inclusive of 12 years’ experience as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He currently sits on the Audit and Compensation committees of the Board. Dr.Muppuri, holds a medical degree from the S.V University Medical College in Tirupati, India. He migrated to Jamaica in early 1992 and has worked in various capacities (private and public) as a medical officer in the Jamaican health care system.

He is also the immediate past President of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica, a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Health Professions University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, Member of the Board of Directors for The University of Common Wealth Caribbean (UCC) in Jamaica, a member of the National Information and Communications Technology Advisory Council, and is currently a Director of Bioprist Pharmaceuticals NA LLC, USA, Bioprist Holdings Inc., Bioprist Las Americas Limited, Bioprist Pharmaceuticals Limited (India), Bioprist (BPO ICT) Knowledge Parks, Bioprist Institute of Health and Medical Sciences – BIHMS and WINFRA Development Consortium Limited – Las Marinas Resort Condominiums & Winfra Homes.

In 2008, Dr. Muppuri received the ‘Good Physician of the Year’ inaugural award from the Medical Association of Jamaica, in 2015 he was nominated for the “Civic Leadership Award” by the American Chamber of Commerce, and in 2016 he was nominated the “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” by the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Muppuri also engages in other business ventures, including medical education and real estate.

President & CEO

Mrs. Vishnu Muppuri MSc.,
Chief Operations Officer, Company Secretary since 18 January 2004, and Executive Director & Co-Founder

Vishnu Muppuri is the Chief Operations Office of the Company. She has over 12 years’ experience with the Company in this capacity. Mrs. Mupuri holds a Master of Science in Food and Nutrition Sciences from the Sri Venkateswara University, with honours. Following obtaining her masters, she taught Food Science and Nutrition for 2 years at the Sri Krishnaveni Junior College in Chittoor-Andhra, Pradesh, India. She currently also serves on the Board of Bioprist Group in addition to Bioprist Pharmaceuticals North America, Bioprist Pharmaceuticals, India and GMP Greenfield India Limited.

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Non-Executive Independent Director

Dr. McCartney is a non-executive director of the Company, and sits on the Audit and Compensation committees of the Board. He has over 30 years’ experience in the medical field. Since 1983, he has held the position of Consultant Surgeon with the St. Joseph’s Hospital (Kingston), the Andrews Memorial Hospital (Kingston), the Nuttall Memorial Hospital, and the Maxfield Medical Centre. He is also a Medical Consultant to Guardian Life (Kingston). He previously held the positions of Consultant Surgeon (1983-2007), Chairman, Department of surgery (1987-1992), and Senior Medical Officer (1989-2007) with the Kingston Public Hospital; and Consultant Surgeon and Medial Chief of Staff (2007-2015), Chief Executive Officer (2008-2013) and Honourary Consultant Surgeon (1983-2007) with the University Hospital of the West Indies.

Dr. McCartney is also the Chief of Medical Staff at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Deputy Dean and a Professor of Surgery at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona. He previously served as Associate Senior Lecturer and Associate Lecturer in Surgery at the same institution. Dr. McCartney is the Chairman of the Medical Relations Committee, Sagicor Jamaica Limited. He has previously held positions on the Boards of the Blue Cross of Jamaica, Kingston Public Hospital, South East Regional Health Authority, and the Medical Council of Jamaica. Dr. McCartney is a past student of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He completed his residency in DM (Surgery) at the University of the West Indies. He also attended Jamaica College.

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Non-Executive Independent Director

Dr. Dunn is a non-executive director of the Company, and sits on the Audit and Compensation committees of the Board. He is a Pharmacist and businessman with over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He owns a line of pharmacies trading under the name, the Supermed Group. Dr. Dunn is currently the First Vice-President of Caribbean Association of the Pharmacists, Former Acting Chairman of the Pharmacy Council of Jamaica, Vice Chairman of the South East Regional Health Authority, and a member of the Board of the Pembroke High School. Previously, he has held board positions with the Jamaica Association of Pharmacy Owners (Founding Vice President), the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica, the Health Corporation of Jamaica, and National Health Fund. Dr. Dunn received a Diploma in Pharmacy (Honours) from the University of Technology (formerly the College of Arts Science and Technology) (1987), a Bachelor of Science in Management, Accounts and Economics (1997) and a Master of Science in International Business (2000), both from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. He then went on to achieve a Bachelors of Pharmacy (2009) and a Doctor of Pharmacy (2013) from the University of Technology Jamaica.

Dr. Dunn has made presentations at numerous local and regional conferences on various topics including Pharmacoeconomics and advancing the business of pharmacy. In 2013 he received the Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service from the Government of Jamaica. He has received many awards in his various capacities, including the Award for Entrepreneurship from UTECH/CIPPAR Aluminum (2012), award for outstanding contribution as a Justice of the peace to the Parish of Saint Andrew, by the St. Andrew Justices of the Peace and Lady Magistrates’ Association (2016), Entrepreneurship and Star award from the Caribbean Association of Pharmacist (2012), and the UPA Peer Awards, COPPAR Alumni and Jamaica Pharmacist Image Maker Awards Alumni from the University of Technology Jamaica (2017). Dr. Dunn is a Justice of the Peace for the Parish of St. Andrew, Jamaica. He is a member of the Jamaica Labour Party and currently serves as the Member of Parliament for Southeast St. Mary. In the past, he was a member of the Jamaica Defence Force (National Reserve).

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SENATOR AUBYN HILL Non-Executive Independent Director and Mentor

Senator Hill is a non-executive director and Mentor of the Company, and Chairs the Audit and Compensation committees of the Board. He is currently the Chief Executive Office of Corporate Strategies Ltd., and has over 35 years working experience in the private sector. In early 1980s he led a start-up team to open a branch of American Express International Banking Corporation (AEIBC) in Sri Lanka, and success there led to promotion to Amex Bank in Bahrain. Prior to his work in Sri Lanka, Senator Hill had worked with Amex Bank in New York, Rome, and Mumbai.

During his 21 years as a banker in the Middle East, Senator Hill assisted in and led the restructuring of two major banks — Burgan Bank in Kuwait and the National Bank of Oman, where he served as CEO. He has also led the management team at the National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB). Senator Hill sits on various corporate boards, including that of Jamaica Broilers Group Limited, Salada Foods Jamaica Limited and also serves on the University Council, which governs four campuses of the University of the West Indies. He also serves as chairman of both the National Water Commission and the National Irrigation Commission. In March 2016, he was appointed to the Senate — Jamaica’s Upper House of Parliament — and he was subsequently elected as Deputy President of the Senate. Senator Hill is also the Special Investment Ambassador and Envoy to India as well as the Executive Director of the Economic Growth Council. His academic qualifications include an MBA from Harvard Business School, which he earned in 1978.

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Non-Executive Director

Mr. Douglas Robinson, comes with over 10 years of experience in the Jamaican financial and advisory industry spanning investment banking, corporate finance, mergers and acquisition advisory and private equity investment.

He is currently employed to GK Capital Management Ltd in the Capacity of Vice President, Investment Banking. In the role of Vice President, Investment Banking he manages GK Capital’s investment banking and corporate finance unit, negotiate and coordinate M&A activity, and provide oversight and management for select companies which form a part of GK Capital’s private investment portfolio.

He was also previously employed to Sagicor Investments Jamaica Ltd / Pan Caribbean Financial Services Ltd as an Investment Analyst, where his role spanned various areas within the organization including corporate finance, structured product development and research. He also had significant association in the past with Sierra Associates Limited, where he worked closely with the Directors of the company, where he was integrally involved in all assignments undertaken by the company during his tenure which included valuation and other advisory assignments for the organization’s clients spanning numerous industries.

Mr. Robinson, has Masters in Computer Science from the University of the West Indies, had his Bachelors of Arts (Mathematics) from Ithaca College and also his achievement courses from the Jamaica Institute of Management.

He was also appointed to the BOARD AND COMMITTEEs at:
Jamaica Promotions Corporation Limited, Audit Sub-Committee (member) – July 2017
GK Capital Management Limited, Board of Directors (invitee) – June 2017
GK Investments Limited, Board of Directors (invitee) – June 2017
GK Capital Management Limited, Asset & Liabilities Committee (member) – March 2017
Greenfield Media Productions Limited, Board of Directors (alternative director) – February 2015