Management

 
  • The Medigrow management team bring together enviable skills, experience, and extensive business relationships.
  • Andre, in the position of CEO, has a verifiable track record of completing multi-million Rand projects through the development of key partnerships.
  • Francois, Medigrow's President, has extensive business development experience in the UK, Asia, Central Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Christopher, our Production Manager Cultivation has a wealth of experience in multiple commercial plants distribution companies across Africa.
  • Robert, who recently joined as Chief Pharmacist, has owned and run a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility and has a depth of pharmaceutical knowledge and GMP experience.
  • Lebo, our COO, has wide-ranging banking and entrepreneurial experience and has held operational roles in banking, corporate finance and IT. 
 

Andre J. Bothma

  • (Lesotho)
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Andre is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the construction and property development industry.
  • He has a verifiable track record of completing multi-million Rand projects through the development of key partnerships in these industries.
  • Andre is well versed in contract negotiations, regulations, procurement, cost control and project management.

Francois P. Ferreira

  • (UK)
  • President
  • Francois (BEng Mech, CFA) has thirty years’ of business development experience.
  • He is a specialist in early-stage business developments with wide-ranging operational and investments experience.
  • Francois has a successful track record as an engineer (Anglo American); investment banker (Deutsche Bank); investor and owner/developer in a wide range of businesses, including mining, IT and healthcare.
  • He has extensive business development experience in different cultures and contexts, including the UK, Asia, Central Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Christopher James Charter

  • (SA)
  • Production Manager Cultivation
  • Having acquired a wealth of experience in multiple Agriculture spheres Christopher James Charter brings to Medigrow Lesotho diverse expertise of project management and managing retail logistics for commercially grown plants.
  • Christopher has Managed a number of notable companies around Africa and sat as chairman of very prominent growers Associations.
  • He has intense training and exposure in Economics, project design and management in Agriculture; and has developed and managed key accounts across these industries.
  • Christopher’s experience in cultivation and distribution of commercial grown plants comes at a well needed time when Medigrow Lesotho transforms into its second phase.

Robert Verseput

  • (SA)
  • Chief Pharmacist
  • Robert completed his internship as a pharmacist in Johannesburg before moving to Technikon Laboratories, a pharmaceutical contract manufacturer where he spent the next 22 years as MD. He gained broad experience from manufacturing as the sole pharmacist, to managing a large, modern pharmaceutical business with a PICs GMP approved, 14 000 m3 plant,  that employed 200 people and serviced over 40 pharmaceutical customers. 
  • After selling his interest in Technikon in a trade sale, Robert moved to Eurolab ASU, which performs aseptic manipulation of sterile oncology preparations.  
  • As CEO, Robert guided the business towards being GMP  accreditation and recognition as a world class aseptic unit within two years.  The process included the establishment of protocols and implementing QA systems for a comprehensive microbiological testing laboratory, stability testing facilities with the required people, process and product flows.

Relebohile Liphoto

  • (Lesotho)
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Lebo started his career in banking gaining operational experience and held senior roles in corporate banking and corporate finance.
  • He then moved into the IT world as an entrepreneur and business development expert.
  • Lebo has successfully established and managed new ventures from conceptualization to maturity.
  • In his previously role before joining Medigrow he founded and was CEO of vehicle tracking business.