Improving accessibility of quality
and affordable medicines
for everyone

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About MedSource

MedSource, a wholly owned business of Management Sciences for Health (MSH), was incorporated in Kenya in March 2017 as a group purchasing organization to serve the health care industry.

 

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Our Values

 

 

Collaborative

Working with the existing health care ecosystem in Africa to achieve success.

 

Resourceful

Bringing together the right expertise to improve health care systems.

 

Integrity

Being honest, ethical, and trustworthy.

 

 

Service

Diligently meeting the needs of others.

 

Transparency

Being straightforward and open in all our undertakings.

 

 

Our Purpose – Why MedSource Exists

MedSource’s goal is to improve accessibility and availability of affordable, quality medications and laboratory and health supplies for health care providers and the population at large while strengthening the capacity of its members to improve the management of their businesses.

 

 

MedSource Mission – How We Deliver On Our Purpose

MedSource leverages its core procurement and pharmaceutical management competencies and those of its parent organization, MSH, and the purchasing power of products and services from health care providers to negotiate favorable pricing from suppliers (manufacturers and distributors) while ensuring the quality of supplied products.

 

Board of directors

 

Marian W. Wentworth

Marian W. Wentworth is President and Chief Executive Officer of Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global nonprofit that works side-by-side with leaders in low- and middle-income countries to build strong, equitable and sustainable health systems that save lives and improve health outcomes. Since joining MSH in 2017, Marian has focused on developing a new strategic vision to guide the organization’s broad, decades-long technical expertise in addressing evolving challenges in leadership, health systems management, human resources, and access to medicines.

 

Dr. Spencer Ochieng

Dr.Spencer Ochieng is a board member. He has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has held senior positions in various organizations. He was previously the Country Representative Kenya at Management Sciences for Health. As Country Manager at the Sustainable Healthcare Foundation he ran a not for profit organization with a countrywide network of clinics that provides primary healthcare using business format franchising. As Managing Director at Pharmasell Ltd, he oversaw the establishment and growth of this local pharmaceutical startup. He has also led the Kenyan operation of a Danish multinational that innovated unique water vending solutions using mobile money as a platform.

 

Niraj R. Doshi

Niraj Doshi is a Board member. He is creative a strategist, innovative thinker, and agent of change offering 15+ years of executive leadership and management in the healthcare and life sciences industry across the Sub-Saharan African region. He also Formulates and develops high-value partnerships and programs that drive Access and Commercial (revenue and sales growth) within patient centric initiatives.Niraj is a former Head, Access to Medicines in Sub Saharan Africa. He is also Former CEO & Head of Operations, Phillips Pharmaceuticals. Former Managing Director, Sub Saharan Africa, Merck Sharp & Dohme.

 

Dr. K. Gakombe

Dr. Kanyenje Karangaita Gakombe is a Board Member. He is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Metropolitan Hospitals Limited. He is also a Director and Systems Architect at Alliance Management Systems. He was instrumental in the initiation and development of Standard Service Agreement and Claim form between Association of Kenya Insurers and Kenya Association of Hospitals adopted in October 2006. He also helped in the design and development of Hospital Management Software known as AMS 2000 currently in use in several hospitals. Dr. Gakombe holds a Masters in Business Administration in Strategic Management and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Nairobi

 

Kamami Christine

Kamami Christine Michira is Board member. She is a highly regarded finance lawyer with 23 years post qualification experience in financial markets in Kenya preferred by leading financial institutions for their complex and high value transactions of strategic importance with wide social economic impact. She offers legal counsel to users and providers of capital with the objective of contributing to the socio-economic transformation of Africa.

 

Jackson Theuri

Mr. Jackson Theuri is a Board member. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Principal for Britam General Insurance in Kenya. He was the Chief Operations Officer at Britam General Insurance, and previously held the position of CFO Oldmutual/UAP. He is also the CEO of OptimaCap Africa, a management consulting firm. Jackson is an experienced management consultant with more than 17 years of board and management consulting experience in various industries, including financial services, consulting, manufacturing, hospitality, and infrastructure across Eastern Africa and the United Kingdom. Jackson is a qualified accountant CPA(K) and has been involved in strategy, governance, performance improvement, and business turn-around and expansion projects.

Our Team

 

VINOD GUPTAN

Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Guptan has more than 27 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having led operations, sales, marketing, planning and distribution for companies across Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia. In his most recent role as General Manager-Sales & Marketing of Surgipharm, one of Kenya’s primary local distributors of Pharmaceutical, Surgical, Medical Equipment & OTC range of products, he managed a fairly large team of personnel to ensure product introduction, market penetration, CRM, growth and profitability for the organization. Mr. Guptan has been involved in a number of successful start-ups throughout his career. He helped re-launch Abacus Pharma from zero in Kenya to strengthening its East Africa’s production capability of I. V. Fluid and branded generic products in the country and during his leadership as the Director in Kenya, the company expanded its market base. He has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Studies and a Bachelors of Science from Parle College, University of Mumbai, India. He is fluent in English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali, Kiswahili, Konkani, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

 

Yvette Ondachi

Sales & Marketing Director

Yvette is an established and strategic thinking business manager with entrepreneurship skills.  Her working  experience is spans for 20 years (16 in the pharmaceutical industry) and has worked with stakeholders in the private sector, public sector, non profits as well as the start up ecosystem.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree- in Biochemistry  from the University of Nairobi. She is an affiliate member of the Marketing Society of Kenya. In 2016 she has attended an Executive Program in Entrepreneurship designed for Kenyan Women, held at Babson College in Boston USA. She is currently pursuing a Masters on Management program at the Strathmore Business School. She is currently heading commercial operations at MedSource as Sales and Marketing Director.

 

Samuel Mwangi

Key Accounts Manager| Supply Chain

Samuel Mwangi Kimani is the Key Accounts/Supply chain Manager. He is trained in molecular biology and biotechnology (Kenyatta University)and an ongoing MBA in strategic management(University of Nairobi). He enjoys strong networks in branded generics and original brands markets. Samuel has over ten years of pharmaceutical sales experience in multinational organizations. Some of his business interests include:

1.End to End management.

2.Strengthening supply chain

3.New Product launches

4.Business growth and development.

5.General operations leadership and change management

He is the face of MedSource along the Supply chain. He focuses on creating, growing and establishing strong lasting business relationships, product portfolio management, Management of MedSource supplier spectrum and Manufacturers-MedSource relationship. He is passionate about customer behavior change and speedy execution of business solutions.

 

Samuel Kimani

Finance Director

Samuel Kimani is the Finance Director and has more than nine years of experience in financial reporting, accounting operations, tax, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, business development, and commercial finance in Sub-Sahara Africa, with stints in the United States.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi; has an ongoing Master’s of Science degree in Finance from Kenyatta University; is a certified public accountant CPA(K) with a fellowship at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK); and holds a Certificate in Computer Application. He is passionate about change management and lean processes and biased for action to deliver more with less.

 

Eric Munene

ICT Director

Eric is the ICT Director. He has over over 8 years’ experience in the ICT field, in areas of software development, systems administration and network security. He is passionate about technological innovations that spur growth and efficiency.

 

CONTACT US:


info@medsource-group.com

Rivaan Centre, Suite 2A,
Muguga Green Close, Off Brookside drive
P. O. Box 14978 – 00800, Westlands
Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel: +254 740417687, +254 (20) 4407812

 

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