Our People

Dr. Skhumbuzo Ngozwana

CEO and President, Kiara Health

Our Leadership

CEO and President, Kiara Health

Dr Ngozwana has over 20 years experience in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare space. His previous role was that of President of Serenus Biotherapeutics, a company he co-founded. He is the current Chairman of Biovac, a South African vaccine manufacturer (and a Public Private Partnership) and was the former deputy CEO of Cipla South Africa. Dr Ngozwana consulted for UNIDO, WHO, UNAIDS and USP on major Pan African pharmaceutical projects. He led the development of the African Union’s Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa. He is the former Chairman of National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM) of South Africa and the Southern African Generic Medicines Association as well as a founding and board member of the Federation of African Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers Association. As a WHO Consultant, he co-developed and co-authored Ethiopia’s National Pharmaceutical Sector Strategy which is currently being implemented.

Shaped around Our Core Values of Trust, Respect, Agility, Quality and Accountability

Our Team

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Executive Committee, Site Management, Human Resources, Finance

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Engineering

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Health, Safety and Environment

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Manufacturing

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Manufacturing Science and Technology

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Packaging

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Quality Assurance

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Quality Control Laboratory

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Warehousing

At Kiara Health, we take pride in exceptional talent within Our Team. Here, we showcase exemplary performers.

David Matiwane

David was born in Lady Frere, a rural village situated in the Eastern Cape and grew up in Khayelitsha, Western Cape where he did his schooling until Matric (2008). He graduated with a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). Currently, David is completing a BTech degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and he has completed a number of Metrology courses (Introduction to Measurement, Method Validation, Uncertainty of Measurement, Pressure Metrology, Mass Metrology ) offered by the National Laboratory Association SA.

In 2014, David obtained 1-year Engineering Internship at a proudly South African company established in 2003 to revive strategically significant vaccine development and manufacturing capability in South Africa. Following his Internship, David became the first Calibration Technician after a need was determined by his line-manger and himself, to have an on-site calibration department. In this role he was tasked with the responsibility of setting up the section by drafting procedures, sourcing, and purchasing calibration equipment, planning, and executing all calibrations on site, training of interns and other technicians. David was also afforded the opportunity to attend trainings to better understand the calibration requirements.

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