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SYDNEY, Australia, 2 July 2019 – Vitex Pharmaceuticals’ Chief Executive Officer, Dr Aniss Chami, has been awarded the 2019 Leadership Prize for Corporate Achievement award by Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue.

Dr Chami was presented with his award during the fourth annual Out There Summit held at Bankstown’s Bryan Brown Theatre on 2 July 2019. This coveted prize was presented to Dr Chami in honour of his role as Chief Executive Officer of the highly successful Vitex Pharmaceuticals.

The Out There Summit is the Dialogue’s flagship policy and community event, bringing forward great new ideas for Western Sydney – and setting the debate for regional investment, growth, governance and social inclusion. The 2019 program focused on education, jobs, major projects, sustainability and other trends impacting the growth of the region. The event featured a full day conference, including the annual Lachlan Macquarie Lecture and the awarding of the Pemulwuy Prize for commitment to the region.

The Out There Summit saw some of Australia’s most recognised leaders meet in Bankstown, including Former NSW Premier Hon. Bob Carr and Greater Sydney Commission Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull AO as well as NSW Education Minister Hon. Sarah Mitchell.

The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue is a not-for-profit community initiative designed to give voice to this dynamic region and boost its social and economic progress.

A full run-down of all award winners can be found at


About Vitex Pharmaceuticals 

Vitex Pharmaceuticals is a leading contract manufacturer of Australian-made vitamins, supplements and wellness products. From its 26,000sqm best-in-class facility in Sydney, Australia, Vitex is fully equipped to formulate, manufacture and package a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, herbal and nutritional supplements including tablets, soft gel capsules, two-piece hard gel capsules and powders.

It is a 100% Australian-owned and family operated company. Established in 1989 by Mr Elie Chami, now Vitex’s Chairman, the company’s origins began when the family began exporting Australian-made products to the Middle East and Arabian Gulf region.

Since 2016 the company has been led by Dr Aniss G.E. Chami, one of the youngest CEOs in the industry. Dr Chami graduated from Macquarie University completing his Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours (M Med Sci) (Hon). He went on to complete his Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) at the University of Sydney, before completing his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at the Sydney School of Medicine (Notre Dame). Dr Chami also holds a Masters Degree in Financial Management (MFM) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Pictured (Left to Right): Christopher Brown AM, Chairman and Founder, Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue; Dr Aniss Chami, CEO Vitex Pharmaceuticals;  Hon. Sarah Mitchell MLC, NSW Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning