Deon Vos

Business Doctor for Benoni

Deon Vos started his career in pharmaceutical sales in 1973 following 4 years at the University of Pretoria studying Chemistry and Physiology and subsequently Economics and Psychology at UNISA.

His  South African experience in pharmaceuticals and chemicals  is wide ranging encompassing sales, marketing  and general management positions with American Home Products ( Pfizer) BMS and as from 1986, Merck KGaA.

Following a 7 year spell as Director of the Chemical Division of Merck in South Africa, he was appointed General Manager in 1998, with responsibility for the pharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA in Asia, based in Darmstadt, Germany

This was followed in 2001 by the position of CEO of Merck South Africa, and during this time he served on the executive committee of PIASA (Pharmaceutical Industry Association of SA) as well as holding the position of president for one term

In 2009 he was transferred to the USA and assumed the position of President and MD of EMD Chemicals, the Merck affiliate in the USA, which produces and markets laboratory and pharmaceutical production chemicals, effect pigments, biotechnology research reagents as well as being the leading global company in the field of liquid crystal technology and application

After managing the USA integration of Millipore, acquired by Merck in early 2010, he returned to South Africa in 2011 where he joined the logistics group, RTT, as the responsible executive for the group’s health care activities, which consisted of RTT Medical and RTT Consumer Health

In 2012 he was appointed CEO of RTT Medical

In 2013, RTT was acquired by Imperial Logistics and RTT Medical was rebranded Imperial Health Sciences where he assumed the position of Director of Business Development. In 2016 he moved to Imperial Logistics Head Office as Business Development Executive for healthcare

From 2011 to 2017, he gained extensive experience across Africa, specifically in the field of Supply Chain implementation and Route to Market strategies for major global Pharma companies

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EMAIL: Deonvsnr@business-doctors.co.za

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