Vinod Guptan

Vinod Guptan, Chief Executive Officer of MedSource, a Kenyan group purchasing organization for medicines, medical products and technologies, has over 28 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having led operations, sales, marketing, strategic planning, and distribution for companies across Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia.

Before joining MedSource, Guptan was General Manager, Sales & Marketing, of Surgipharm, a Kenyan distributor of pharmaceutical, surgical, medical equipment and over-the-counter products. He has been involved in a number of successful start-ups throughout his career, including re-launching Abacus Pharma in Kenya to strengthen its production capability of IV fluid and branded generic products in East Africa.

Guptan is the Board Director and the Chairman of the Supply Chain Committee of the Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF), the health sector board of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), the umbrella representative body dedicated to engaging the government and all relevant stakeholders working to achieve quality health care through enabling policies that maximize the contributions of the private sector. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industry (KAPI).

Guptan holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Studies and a Bachelor’s of Science from Parle College, University of Mumbai, India. He is fluent in English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali, Kiswahili, Konkani, Spanish, and Vietnamese.