Chief Operating Officer
Jacques van Staden is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Cipla Medpro, South Africa’s third largest pharmaceutical manufacturer. Jacques’ career in the pharmaceutical industry spans nearly two and a half decades. He has played an integral role in ensuring the highest standards of compliance and performance at Cipla.
Having started his career at Cipla in 1999 as Medical Representative, Jacques honed his sales and negotiation skills as a Regional Sales Manager, Coastal Sales Manager and eventually Executive Director of Commercial (EDC). Following his appointment as EDC in 2015, Jacques played a crucial role in the successful restructuring of Cipla’s sales and marketing functions. This has in part aided Cipla in becoming one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in South Africa and developing and leading one of the most dynamic sales forces in South Africa.
Jacques was promoted to the position of COO in April 2017. Having been with Cipla for the last 18 years, his in-depth understanding of Cipla’s inner workings has become an invaluable asset to the company. Today, Jacques’ strong business acumen, natural talent for strategy, passion for developing and empowering people will continue to help drive Cipla forward, ensuring the company remains committed to its ethos of “Caring for Life”.Back To Directorate