Vice Chairperson – Kapi

VINOD GUPTAN, a Kenyan Citizen with qualifications of BSc. Chemistry – Drugs & Dyes & Business Stimulation from Apple Institute-USA together with various crash courses of MBA for Executives from IIMAhmedabad and is certified in Advance Management Program, Strategic Management Program & Quantitative Techniques from IIM. Also has accreditations of certifications from Air-Wing of National Cadet Corps having successfully completed courses of Para dropping, Parasailing, Shooting & Mountaineering and Protection of life and property certification from College of Civil Defense Academy, Mumbai.

He has been associated with KAPI since 2003 and has been actively involved in the KAPI activities having been in various positions of KAPI as a Member, Executive Committee Member, Hon. Treasurer of KAPI for 5 consecutive years since 2009 and then was elected as the KAPI VICE-CHAIRMAN since 2014 and currently still holds that position. He has been part of the committee that was actively involved in the creation of the KAPI strategic plan and also creation, acceptance & implementation of the new constitution of KAPI for the betterment & growth of the association. A strong believer in ethics, integrity and mentoring relationship’s, he is very passionate about the betterment of the industry & regulations to aid in provision of good quality, affordable healthcare to the patients.

He holds position of : ➢ Vice Chairman – Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industry (KAPI). ➢ Chairman – Supply Chain Committee of Kenya Healthcare Federation. ➢ Jt. Chairman in the JCAC – (Jt. Committee for Awareness in Counterfeits). ➢ Board Member & Member of Finance & Resource Mobilization Committee of Kenya Red Cross Society (Nairobi County). ➢ 2nd In Command – Disaster Management Committee (Kenya Red Cross Society). ➢ Ex. Director of Administration & Vice Chairman of Giants Group of Mustangs (Charity Organization).

He currently works with Surgipharm Limited as the General Manager (Sales & Marketing) and has a vast experience of over 26years, having worked in various positions including as Director in different companies in the Pharmaceutical Industry and having handled markets of Middle & North East India, Latin America, South East Asia and Entire Africa.

He is involved in a lot of voluntary & charitable activities in his personal capacity as well as member of various associations and groups and has the wellbeing of the society and its members very close to his heart and takes personal interest in bringing smiles to the faces of the less fortunate members of our society. Stressing the humanitarian nature he has, he has a great drive and passion for fighting injustice, social stigma and cherishes his ideals for the upliftment of the downtrodden through social service and his skills and abilities in resource mobilization and ensures strategy implementation through his managerial and supervisory strengths in leading teams and organizations. Has developed various monitoring tools and ideas for monitoring, feedback, personal and professional growth for team members in his stride to achieve high quality products and brands in the market.

He strongly advocates his own slogan “BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE” and tries and brings about the changes for betterment of society and self. He is a go getter & believes in the Archimedes quote of “Give me a place to stand and I can move the earth”.

Hobbies: Social & Community Service, Reading Scientific Notes, Travelling.