Stephen Van Deventer
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Van Deventer is an experienced business person and corporate director. Specialising in international corporate relations and business development over the last thirty years, Mr. Van Deventer has focused on launching small to medium-sized companies into the public markets in Canada, the United States and Europe. He has also owned and operated private businesses.
President & Chief Science Officer
Dr. Mak Jawadekar worked at Pfizer Inc. in Groton-New London, Connecticut, for 28 consecutive years. His most recent position was as a Director of Portfolio Management at Pfizer Inc. He was responsible for Drug Delivery Technology Assessment function involving external ‘Drug Delivery’ technologies. He has extensive experience in creating and cultivating external partnerships and alliances for drug delivery technologies. He began his professional career at Pfizer Central Research in early 1982, after having completed his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics at the University of Minnesota.
Shabira RajanMBA, CPA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer & Controller
Ms. Rajan is a senior financial executive with over 20 years of experience, leading the financial discipline for successful businesses in both private and public sectors. She has a track record of providing leadership for strategic value creation and continuous improvement, as well as, providing effective direction to organisations on issues relating to corporate governance, financial oversight and risk management. One of her leadership roles was that of Director of Finance at Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc., which planned and constructed a $2 billion rapid transit system in metro-Vancouver, on time and within budget.
Harry ParekhPh.D., MRPharmS
Chief Research Officer
Based at the University of Queensland’s (UQ) Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE), Dr. Parekh also holds adjunct positions at the National University of Singapore, and Manipal University, India. Dr. Parekh heads the Drug/Gene Delivery Group at PACE-UQ with his team developing highly innovative and translational medicine delivery systems in-conjunction with physicians whose expertise span cancer, obesity-&-diabetes, macular disease, infectious disease and traditional (Chinese) medicine.
Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Ms. Cole has held Administration Support and trainer roles within the Hospitality Industry for seven years. Ms. Cole has also worked for a Venture Capital company for five years as an executive assistant and office manager. From bookkeeping to event coordination Ms. Cole’s organisation and fortitude keep operations running smoothly.