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Godwin Jacob

Group CEO, GIA Healthcare Group


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Durban South Africa

Over 20 years experience in leading senior management teams to achieve their personal and business goals. My personal goal is to positively influence the environment wherever I may be placed in business or private.

Contact details

O: 011-4657694

M: 0825675338


Business Address

Broadacres Dr, Sandton, South Africa, 2191


Professional details

Current Position(s)

Group CEO | Management | GIA Healthcare Group
Johannesburg, South Africa | August 2015 - present

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Lead a new start-up healthcare company to source, develop and market unique and innovative product offerings to meet patient needs in South Africa and selected African and other developing countries.


Previous Position(s)

Executive Vice-President | Alexander Proudfoot
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2011 - July 2015

Consulting and Project Management

Assisting large Corporate companies improve business operations, increase profitability and create highly resourced teams that are positioned to optimize organisational effectiveness.


General Manager | South Africa and South East Africa | Merck Serono
Johannesburg | 2007 - 2010

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals


Director | Pharmaceuticals | Merck Pty Ltd.
Johannesburg | 2000 - 2007

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Educational history

Secondary

Westcliff High, Durban (1977)

Tertiary

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Durban

B.Sc. - Biological Sciences

Achievements

Awards

Medical Representative of the year | 1988

Most successful national sales representative

Annual Silver Socrates Award | 2012

Second place in global executive award

Other Achievements

Head Boy at School | 1977

Activities

Memberships

Pharmaceutical Industry Association of South Africa

EXCO Member, June 2009 - August 2010

Served on the Board of PIASA Executive

Rhema Bible Church

Motivational Speaker in Men's Ministry, June 1996 - present

Speaker at men's seminars and camps on various topics to motivate men to be the best that they can be as husbands, fathers, workers and businessmen. Helping the leadership to identify needs and invite relevant leaders to meet these needs.

community

The GIA Foundation

Founder and Managing Director, August 2016 - present

Vision is to partner with like-minded individuals and organisations to improve the living conditions and bringing hope to impoverished and destitute communities.

Diepsloot Faith Ministries Church

Consultant and Fund Raiser, April 2012 - present

Funder and Fund raiser for the church based crèche and the elderly in the area.

Alexandra Rhema Church

Business Mentor, March 2004 - December 2014

Taught 'township business' skills to young aspirant entrepreneurs and instituted a mentorship program to 'walk the talk'.

Other Activities

Motorcycling

Enthusiast, January 2011 - present

Leisure rider on weekends.

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