EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Bob Rai
Bob RaiInterim CEO and Director
Mr. Rai is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Science. In addition to operating a chain of The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacies in Greater Vancouver for the past 15 years, he has had several successful entrepreneurial and charitable endeavors. In 1998 Mr. Rai and his partners pioneered and revolutionized the online pharmacy business to the United States. The online sales and distribution of prescription medicines saw unprecedented industry growth and as other operators followed suit, the unique business concept became a billion dollar industry across Canada.

Mr. Rai is also Chairman and CEO of Canada Pacific Global Pharmaceuticals and Chairman of its subsidiary, PharmaCanada Inc. (www.earlycancerdetect.com). He has served as President of the Philippines Canada Trade Council (PCTC) from 2006-2007 and held the position of Vice-President from 2004-2006. As President of PCTC, he led a successful Trade Mission to Manila with endorsements from His Excellency Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Honorable Premier Gordon Campbell of British Columbia and Minister of International Trade and Industry of Canada David Emerson.

In 2013 Mr. Rai was the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his over 18 years of community and volunteer work. His charitable and community volunteer activities include: Alumni UBC Advisory Council representing the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Director of Tapestry Foundation for Health Care, Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview and cabinet member of “A Night of Miracles” for BC Children’s Hospital.

Eugene Beukman
Eugene BeukmanDirector & Secretary
Mr. Eugene Beukman has been a corporate consultant to public companies in Canada since January 1994, primarily involved in the acquisition of assets and joint ventures. Mr. Beukman graduated from Rand University of Johannesburg, South Africa, with a Bachelor of Law Degree and a Bachelor of Law Honors Postgraduate Degree.Overall he has over thirty years’ experience in the acquisition of assets and joint venture agreements. Mr. Beukman is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa. He is a director and/or officer of several reporting companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and CNSX.

VANC Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s management team has significant experience in the field of Generic Pharmaceuticals and OTC healthcare products. This experience spans across various functions of the research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of generic pharmaceuticals and OTC healthcare products and in the global pharmaceuticals industry. This extensive experience and expertise is combined with a solid understanding of international pharmaceutical industry best practices and a strong insight of the emerging trends in medicine.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Arun Nayyar
Arun NayyarDirector
Executive with generic pharma background, global experience, highly focused on people, products and profits. Vast international generic pharmaceutical experience as an accomplished, entrepreneurial, global executive with more than 30 years’ experience in global generic companies like Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Accord Health Care and Intas Pharmaceuticals.
In-depth knowledge & experience in creating, operating and leading wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures, greenfield startup operations with or without manufacturing. Considerable global out sourcing experience while working with Shoppers Drug Mart and Sanis healthcare in Canada. Consultancy projects for Large Retail companies like George Weston Limited for their retail pharmacy Chain LobLaws and other Pharmacy chains under different banners. A science Graduate with Management education and has excellent relations in the Industry to create synergies for mutually beneficial business.

David Hall
David HallDirector
Mr. Hall is currently Chairman of RepliCel Life Sciences and a consultant to the life sciences industry. Mr. Hall served as CEO and President of RepliCel Life Sciences (the “RepliCel”) from 2012 through 2105. He has been instrumental in diversifying RepliCel’s cell therapy programs from a single program focused on pattern baldness to three current clinical programs addressing chronic tendinosis and aging, sun damaged skin and pattern baldness as well as the development of a new dermal injector device for the delivery of cells, drugs, biologics and dermal fillers. Prior to RepliCel, Mr. Hall consulted to government, pharma industry, biotech, eHealth and NGO’s for two years. For the prior 15 years, Mr. Hall was a business founder, CFO, CCO, Treasurer and Secretary of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Mr. Hall is a Past Chair and board member of Life Sciences BC and current director of Providence Health Care Research Institute. He is the author of Life Sciences BC’s position papers for the Premier’s Competition Council Report and Conversation on Health. Mr. Hall was also a member of the BC Task Force on PharmaCare and serves on the board of directors of the Advantage BC. Mr. Hall holds an Honours degree in Economics and an Honours degree in Finance from the University of Manitoba.