Our Core Team

BrandMed Team - Dr Riaz Motara
BrandMed Team Nuno Vaz Dos Ramos
BrandMed Team Irshad Sulliman
BrandMed Team PETER RUSSELL
BrandMed Team DR TIMARA PHEIFFER
BrandMed Team - Dr Riaz Motara

Dr Riaz Motara

Craig Lyon

BrandMed Team Nuno Vaz Dos Ramos

Nuno Vaz Dos Ramos

BrandMed Team Irshad Sulliman

Irshad Sulliman

BrandMed Team PETER RUSSELL

Peter Russell

BrandMed Team CARL TOWNSEND

Carl Townsend

BrandMed Team DR TIMARA PHEIFFER

Dr Tamara Pheiffer

Our Advisory Board

BrandMed Team PROF. DION DU PLESSIS - CHAIRPERSON

PROF. DION DU PLESSIS | CHAIRPERSON

BrandMed Team PROF. MORGAN CHETTY - BOARD MEMBER

PROF. MORGAN CHETTY | BOARD MEMBER

BrandMed Team PROF. JAMES KER - BOARD MEMBER

PROF. JAMES KER | BOARD MEMBER

BrandMed Team DR ADRI KOK - BOARD MEMBER

DR ADRI KOK | BOARD MEMBER

BrandMed Team - Dr Riaz Motara

DR RIAZ MOTARA | BOARD MEMBER

Dr Tom Mabin

BrandMed Team DR UNBEN PILLAY

DR UNBEN PILLAY

BrandMed Team DR SINdeep Bhana

DR SINdeep Bhana

BrandMed Team PROF. DION DU PLESSIS - CHAIRPERSON
BrandMed Team PROF. MORGAN CHETTY - BOARD MEMBER
BrandMed Team PROF. JAMES KER - BOARD MEMBER
BrandMed Team DR ADRI KOK - BOARD MEMBER
BrandMed Team - Dr Riaz Motara
BrandMed Team DR UNBEN PILLAY

Dr Unben Pillay

BrandMed Team DR SINdeep Bhana

Dr Riaz Mortara

  • Qualified cardiologist and physician MBBCh (WITS), FCP(SA)
  • Pioneered The Women’s Heart Clinic
  • Founding member of the first Cardiovascular Risk Institute in Africa.
  • Affiliated to the Health  Professional Council of South Africa, College of Medicine of South Africa, the South African Heart Society and The South African Hypertension Society.
  • Launched VeinSculpt, the first comprehensive varicose vein clinic in South Africa.
  • Key opinion leader for Abbott, internationally, and presents at both local and international congresses.

 

Craig Lyon

  • Creative Director and founding member of BrandMed
  • Specialises in strategic breakthrough communication in dark markets
  • Internationally awarded advertising creative

Nuno Vaz Dos Ramos

  • Chief Technology Officer at BrandMed
  • Oversees the development of a comprehensive risk and disease management platform for patients with Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma and COPD. Awarded 214 Innovation Prize by Microsoft and the Israeli Trade Commission for the design of a hospital readmission programme using  wearable devices

IRSHAD SULLIMAN

  • Head of Human Resources at BrandMed
  • Qualifications include: Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, Aipsa Diploma in Insolvency Law and Practice (Distinction), Commercial Drafting Course, Conveyancing Practice Course
  • Member of the Association of Insolvency Practitioners of South Africa (AIPSA)
  • Achievements include Assisting the Head of the Legal Division, Managing all Legal matters in the UAE, Managing the Environmental Impact Assessment process for a Chrome Beneficiation Plant in Rustenburg, with a Plant Value of an excess of R 1 Billio

PETER RUSSELL

  • CCO at Brandmed 
  • BSc (MicroBiology and Biochemistry) BSc (Med) (Hons)
  • MCA certified
  • Over 16 years’ experience in sales and senior marketing with a global Fortune 500 company and within one of the fastest growing generic pharmaceutical companies
  • Passionate about the development of people, the realignment of product strategies and  the role of all internal and external stakeholders in a brand’s success 

Carl Townsend

  • COO at BrandMed
  • Graduated from the University of Exeter in the UK with a BSc. (Hons.) in Computer Science.
  • Created military software for the UK, USA and onsite at NATO in Belgium
  • At software development company, K2, he was one of only a handful of people to ever put code into the application core, used by 2m people every day, became a record-breaking salesperson and then ran post-sales for Africa and the Middle East
  • Became Managing Director of an insurer subsidiary business where he was responsible for systems managing more than R2bn of annual insurance quotations and policies, and running other software development projects in the turnkey IT industry.

Dr Tamara Pheiffer

  • Dr Pheiffer is passionate about advanced human performance optimisation in every aspect including work, mental and physical performance. Her passion for empowering through knowledge has led her to corporate events that educate companies and individuals on how to take their minds, their work performance and physiology to the next level.
  • Dr. Pheiffer is the leader in Africa for Medical Biohacking and is pioneering the fields of life extension, youth enhancement and mental and physical optimisation in the southern hemisphere and has been asked to sit on the international board for medical biohacking and speak at the international convention in Helsinki 2019.
  • She has lectured both nationally and internationally for billion dollar per annum companies, as well as locally for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and has been a keynote speaker at AMCSA for 3 years as well as heading up the scientific board for anti-aging medicine.
  • She co-hosts radio health and wellness slots and authors a newsletter to other physicians around the country on the subjects of advanced nutrition, biochemistry, nutrigenomics, as well as functional, integrative and anti-aging medicine, which she is considered a thought leader internationally.

PROF. DION DU PLESSIS | CHAIRPERSON

  • Ex Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Pretoria • Board member at the University of Pretoria and Council for Medical Schemes
  • Honorary Doctorate at the University of Pretoria and was the President of several Urological Associations as well as d Chairperson of various National and International Conferences
  • Previous Board member of the Hospital Division in the Netcare Group and EXCO member of Netcare South Africa
  • Received numerous Merit Awards: Noristan Gold Medal for exceptional Medical Service to South Africa | Albert Schweitzer Golden Medal | South African Medical Association
  • Committee for a new Medical School for the University of Johannesburg Faculty of Health Sciences and consultant at Netcare as Medical Director of the Transplant Division and Medscheme South Africa.

PROF. MORGAN CHETTY | BOARD MEMBER

  • KZN Doctors Healthcare Coalition Ltd
  • South African Managed Care Coalition
  • Foundation of IPAs South Africa.
  • Previous Associate Professor of Managed Healthcare and Health Service Management – University of KwaZulu Natal
  • Present Associate Professor of Research – Durban University of Technology
  • Member of ISQUA – International Society on Quality Assurance
  • Served on Task Team – OHSC on GP | Accreditation Task Team Leader for World Bank Institute to coordinate SHI and PPP Programs for Southern Africa
  • Appointed on the GP Contracting Advisory Committee – NHI
  • Received numerous awards on leadership in Healthcare and Managed Healthcare
  • President of several Managed Health Care Conferences as well as Chairperson of various National and International Conferences.

PROF. JAMES KER | BOARD MEMBER

  • Previously Deputy Dean, Faculty of Health Science | University of Pretoria and the Clinical Head: Department of Internal Medicine |Acting Head of the Department of Internal Medicine | Acting Dean of the University of Pretoria
  • Consultant Internal Medicine Department and a Senior Lecturer Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pretoria, School of Medicine
  • Organiser for post-graduate teaching of Specialist General Internists and Examiner undergraduate and postgraduate students | The College of Medicine for the FCP
  • Executive member and Chairperson of the School of Medicine

DR ADRI KOK | BOARD MEMBER

  • President of the International Society for Internal Medicine
  • President of the Consulting Physicians of South Africa
  • Previously CEO of the Faculty of Consulting Physicians of South Africa and Director of the
    South African Private Practitioners Forum
  • Master of Medicine of University of Witwatersrand
  • Specialist Physician | Netcare Union and Clinton Hospitals
  • Honorary Fellowship of American College of Physicians, as well as Fellowship of American
    College of Physicians

DR RIAZ MOTARA | BOARD MEMBER

  • Managing Director of Brandmed
  • Qualified cardiologist and physician MBBCh (WITS), FCP(SA)
  • Pioneered The Women’s Heart Clinic
  • Founding member of the first Cardiovascular Risk Institute in Africa.
  • Affiliated to the Health Professional Council of South Africa, College of Medicine of South Africa, the South African Heart Society and The South African Hypertension Society.
  • Launched VeinSculpt, the first comprehensive varicose vein clinic in South Africa.
  • Key opinion leader for Abbott, internationally, and presents at both local and international congresses.

Dr Tom Mabin

  • Experienced clinical cardiologist and pioneer in the interventional cardiology practice in South Africa. Additional interest in complex pacemaker implants. Recently has pioneered Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) in South Africa and currently one of the most experienced operators in this field.
  • Passion for post-graduate education in various roles and Director of Crossroads Institute (South Africa) and convenor of several national/international cardiology congresses. Frequent Faculty Member of International Interventional Cardiology Programs including EuroPCR and TCT. Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of EuroPCR.
  • Founding Chairman of South African Society of Cardiovascular Intervention (SASCI).
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology and European Society of Cardiology.

Dr Unben Pillay

  • Dr Unben Pillay, qualified as a medical doctor (MBBCh) from the University of the  Witwatersrand in 1995. He has been practicing as a General Practitioner in a private  family practice for over 22 years, and has a special interest in Chronic Disease  Management, Digital Healthcare solutions and Outcomes Based Healthcare.  

    Current positions:  

  • CEO: IPAF – Independent Practitioners Association Foundation (2020)

  • CEO: ASAIPA – Alliance of South African Independent Practitioners Associations (2018)

  • Chairman: DHCA – Digital Healthcare Association of South Africa (2018)  Professional Boards:  

  • SYNTRO-P Health Advisory Board (2020)  

    UFFP: United Forum of Family Practitioners (2019)  

  • Discovery Health- FPAB: Family Practitioner Advisory Board (2017)

Dr Sindeep Bhana

  • BSc, MBBCh Witwatersrand, FCP (SA),  Certified in Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Dr Bhana is a specialist physician and endocrinologist. He regularly lectures to medical students and has received several awards. In 2004 he was awarded the Phillip Tobias and Convocation Clinical Award for Distinguished Teaching.