Leadership

The quality of our people is the cornerstone of our ability to serve our clients. Meet Vitex’s leadership team; a dedicated and passionate team who support our people to achieve great things.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Aniss G. E. Chami

Dr Aniss G. E. Chami, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Vitex Pharmaceuticals is widely regarded as an industry leader with unrivalled experience and qualifications.

Dr Chami graduated from Macquarie University completing his Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours (B 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, the University of Notre Dame Australia. Dr Chami also holds a Masters Degree in Financial Management (MFM) and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at the world-ranking Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

With a remarkable list of credentials, Dr Chami is also one of the youngest CEOs in Australia. Unequivocally, however, he is considered to be one of the most experienced – having been immersed in the industry at an early age by his father and Chairman Elie Chami. He was recently named 2017 winner of the prestigious ‘Manufacturing Executive of the Year Award’ by CEO Magazine.

Having cultivated one of the few remaining Australian-owned pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, Dr Chami is passionate about Australian-made products. He has created a culture and international reputation for innovative quality systems underscored by an entrepreneurial spirit which has seen him in an advisory capacity to the world’s leading brands and regulatory health authorities. Dr. Chami’s unique skills coupled with his business acumen has demonstrated that integrity and profitability can go hand in hand.


Chief Operating Officer

Latify Chami

Latify leads the company’s business operations, executing Vitex’s business strategy and ensuring operational excellence company-wide. During Latify’s 15 year tenure with Vitex, she has overseen the scaling of operations across the enterprise including planning, manufacturing, logistics, supply chain strategy and deployment.

Latify holds a Bachelor of Arts in History, Politics and Philosophy from University of Western Sydney, a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Chief Procurement Officer

Lucie Chami

With over 10 years as a procurement professional, Lucie has been involved in developing all manufacturing-based projects from inception to approval. Lucie coordinates closely with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver feasible and economic outcomes to achieve pharmaceutical manufacturing distinction. Combining technical and strategic frameworks through all project facilitations, Lucie is continuously setting new benchmarks in procurement excellence and delivering significant and measurable ROI across key business units. Lucie drives a dynamic procurement team who are relentless in keeping up with market trends both nationally and on a global scale.

Lucie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, a Masters of International Business and International Relations from Macquarie University, Sydney and recently completed her Masters of Business Administration from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.


Chief Production Officer

Anthony Chami

Having been immersed in the pharmaceutical industry for over a decade, Anthony is a seasoned expert in pharmaceutical manufacturing, management, training and procedures. Overseeing planning, coordination and control of manufacturing processes and equipment, Anthony is responsible for ensuring goods and services are produced efficiently while maintaining the integrity and quality of products.

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from University of Sydney and Bachelor of Architectural Computing from University of New South Wales.

Chief Marketing Officer

Christine Nguyen

An experienced strategic communications specialist in PR, Sales and Marketing, Christine has managed high profile clients and brands across Travel and Tourism, Retail, Technology, Beauty and Non-Profit sectors focusing on building brand equity, driving engagement and generating advocacy. With a proven record in driving commercial and brand initiatives that have delivered outstanding revenue and market share growth, Christine has applied her broad experience and expertise to develop strategic executional plans to build awareness and drive growth at Vitex.

As a dynamic and results-driven consultant, she has worked with global and national leading brands including Emirates Group, Vail Resorts, MasterCard, McDonald’s, Dymocks, Solta Medical, Telstra, NRMA, Sony and Microsoft.  Christine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Advertising from University of Technology, Sydney.


Chief Finance Officer

William Brown

William is a veteran senior executive with over 20 years of international experience in London, New York and Sydney.

Before joining Vitex, William helped prepare the NSW Electricity Assets for privatisation as GM Program Management and Investment Governance, Networks NSW, the parent company of Ausgrid, Endeavour and Essential Energy.  Prior to that he held various senior executive roles at Thomson Reuters where he was CFO for Australia/NZ, and Global Head of Finance for their Investment Banking business, based in New York.

Under William’s stewardship, Vitex has strengthened its position with an ongoing focus on operational efficiency, and the deployment of transformational process changes at its new advanced manufacturing facility. Driving Vitex’s financial and organisational performance, William leads the company’s functions in finance & accounting, strategy, tax, treasury, audit and risk management, information technology and corporate development.

William holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics & Accounting)/Bachelor of Science from Australian National University, and an MBA with Distinction from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Chief Innovation Officer

Nahrain Lozusic

Nahrain leads the Innovation Department in the technical development of new products and processes at Vitex. With more than 17 years of experience working with global pharmaceutical giants including Pfizer and Merck, Sharp & Dohme, Nahrain brings technical knowledge and expertise underscored by a deep understanding in quality processes in both manufacturing and packaging divisions.

Beginning her career as a laboratory analyst, Nahrain quickly transitioned to process engineering in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Having lead large scale validation projects for local and regional manufacturing sites, Nahrain has a wide breadth of experience and expertise in business improvement initiatives including process changes and systems development.

Nahrain holds a degree in Chemistry from University of Technology, Sydney with a strong background in Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma principles.


Chief Human Resources Officer

Korinn Howell

Korinn is a Human Resources professional who partners with key stakeholders to deliver people and organisational solutions that drive business. She knows that empowering managers and facilitating strategic conversations with executive leadership are core to building effective organisations with HR processes that genuinely promote business vitality.

A Canadian who’s journeyed across the globe in search of fairer weather, Korinn has settled in Australia after working in Hong Kong, China and Dubai with additional experience in the US, UK and the Netherlands. Korinn has built and redesigned HR systems to better suit several companies. Her industry experience includes B2B, retail, design, hospitality, non-profit and manufacturing. Korinn holds a Bachelor of Arts from Summit Pacific College and a Masters in Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.