Our Team

 

Board of Directors

Dr. O Smit

Dr. Smit holds a PhD in Virology from the University of Pretoria. She is also a qualified Perfusionist and is credited with inventing a method for the preservation of organs during the transplant process. Dr. Smit has over 30 years of experience in HIV research and is a recipient of the Portuguese government’s Bordalo prize for science. She is the inventor of Viro-Gen’s intellectual property and serves as the Executive Chairperson of the board.

Mr. TF Ntuli

Mr. Ntuli holds a B.Econ.Sci in Actuarial Science from the University of Witwatersrand. He also holds qualifications in Actuarial Techniques as well as Investments and Finance from the Institute of Actuaries, London. He has applied his professional trade at the First National Bank, Hannover Re-Insurance and Motseng Investment Holdings, a boutique Private Equity firm. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Ntuli has raised start-up funding for several private companies across sectors spanning Mineral Resources, Manufacturing and Mobile Technology. Mr. Ntuli serves on the boards of various privately held companies across Africa. He serves as Chief Executive Officer of Viro-Gen responsible for the overall management of capital raising efforts for Viro-Gen research activities.

Dr. K Alexandre

Dr. Alexandre holds a PhD in Virology from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is the co-author of an international text on HIV therapies and has published and co-published over 15 research papers. He is the recipient of the James Gear Fellowship and a World Health Organisation ‘Africa top 30 Healthcare Innovators’ recipient. Dr Alexandre served as the Head of Diagnostic Laboratories at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa, until 2022. He is an inventor of a rapid molecular screening technology and presently serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Viro-Gen.

Mr. BM Zungu

Mr. Zungu holds a BS in Finance from Emporia State University as well as an MBA from Rockhurst University’s Helzberg Business School. Mr. Zungu has 22 years of experience in corporate finance, private equity, mergers and acquisition, including time spent at Rothschild, HSBC Bank and Kagiso Ventures. Mr. Zungu is a founder of listed property fund Delta Property Fund which boasts a commercial property portfolio exceeding R10 billion. Mr. Zungu serves as a Non-Executive director of Viro-Gen and brings a strong corporate finance capability to the Viro- Gen board.

 

 

Our Address

PMA House, Block B, Ground Floor,
Tijger Vallei Office Park, Silver Lakes Road,
Silver Lakes, Pretoria, 0081

    Contact Us

Tel No: +27 (0)87 092 5148
Email:  info@viro-gen.com