Counterfeit medicines kill
Fake or ineffective Drugs destroy lives, families and communities
More than 120,000 people a year die in Africa as a result of fake anti-malarial drugs alone, says the World Health Organization, either because ‘the drugs were substandard or simply contained no active ingredients at all.
BBC News, 2016
FarmaTrust research shows the pharmaceutical industry requires:
- an efficient system which works with legacy hardware and software
- a future proof system
- a worldwide robust platform
- a system which complies with differing international regulatory regime
- a system which provides security to patients
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Lord Anthony St John of Bletso is a Crossbench/Independent Member of the House of Lords, he was brought up in South Africa, where he qualified as a solicitor. After completing his Masters in Law at London University, he worked as legal counsel for Shell and then an oil analyst/specialist sales for several institutions in the City, including Merrill Lynch, focusing on Sub-Saharan African and the Far East. He is currently Chairman of Strand Hanson and Integrated Diagnostic Holdings plc and serves on the board of several public and private companies and has recently become a member of the House of Lords Ad Hoc Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence. His specialist interests are cyber security, financial services and life sciences. Since 1998 he has served as Extra Lord in Waiting to HM The Queen and is a Trustee of 6 charities, mostly focused on education and wildlife conservation.
Raja Sharif is the Founder and CEO of FarmaTrust. He is driving the company’s vision and mission of protecting the vulnerable by eliminating deadly counterfeit medications on a global scale. Raja has managed a number of technology and media projects worldwide for some of the best known brands, including British Telecom and Al Jazeera. He is a Barrister by background, having worked as General Counsel and company secretary managing legal affairs, risk and good corporate governance.
As COO of FarmaTrust, Peter is planning, coordinating and managing the company’s strategic business operations towards achieving the vision and mission of protecting the vulnerable by eliminating deadly counterfeit medications on a global scale.
Before joining the board of FarmaTrust, Peter has successfully created and grown businesses, realised value through trade sales and been involved in a Management Buy In (MBI) of Guardian IT which later resulted in a full market flotation on the London Stock Exchange. He is familiar with obligations of operating a company, directors duties and holds a number of Chairman and Non-executive directorships of technology companies.
David A. Cohen is the Chief Technology Adviser at FarmaTrust. David is internationally renowned for his pioneering work in the Decentralized Software industry, Digital Currency and Blockchain industry. David was named as one of the Top 100 Movers and Shakers in the SmartGrid by Greentech Media. He was the founder and CEO of Infotility where he pioneered the “Grid Edge” creating the industries first artificial intelligence-based software platform - GridAgents™. David is a thought leader, speaking in venues such as MIT, TEDx, Consensus, Blockchain 100X and Singularity University. He is an expert on Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, and Edge Computing. He is a former IOTA Foundation member. David is currently founder and Chairman of dcntral, a blockchain-based Cybersecurity company as well as advisor on the Machine Economy for Hashgraph.
Shahnawaz is a senior technologist with over 21 years of IT experience in managing, architecting, designing and developing software applications across Financial Services, Investment Banking, Shipping & Logistics and Government projects. He has been involved in blockchain for a number of years.Shahnawaz has a visionary ability to solve complex solutions using Blockchain, Social, Cloud, Mobile, AI and Big Data. Recently he successfully launched HD bitcoin wallet and blockchain platform, showcased via nTrust.com. He also delivered global bitcoin trading platform earlier this year.He also has a number of patents including patent rights assigned: ``Secure Multiparty loss resistant Storage and Transfer of Cryptographic Keys for blockchain
Steve comes from a software engineering background. His expertise lies in the installation of large scale systems from the point of analysis, implementation and then testing. He has worked for some of the largest brand names in the financial sector such as Investec, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, UBS and Barclays, ensuring the integrity of data and meeting service level agreements. He has also worked in the governmental and defense sectors.
Sinan Djevdet is a bitcoin and blockchain enthusiast investing in many cryptocurrencies and ICOs. By background, Sinan has a MSC for Computing, followed by MSC in Computer Science, and in all cases research topics related to blockchain as well as Artificial Intelligence. At FarmaTrust, Sinan works with his blockchain colleagues looking at its interaction with AI and data analytics.
Gabby comes from a marketing and banking background. Before starting at FarmaTrust she has been working in various banking institutions based in London and Dubai, managing the European and Middle East area. She was also involved as a consultant in various family offices advising on European investments. Gabby is a cryptocurrency enthusiast and has researched cryptos use and as an investment asset class. She is a frequent attendee at various bitcoin and blockchain meetups and conferences. She graduated from the International Business School of Montpellier and speaks French, English, Arabic and Spanish.
As Head of Global Brand & MarComms of FarmaTrust, Eszter is planning, coordinating and managing the company’s marketing communication activities and consistent brand presence on all platforms. Eszter has worked in a number of marketing roles, internationally, which most recently have included Al Jazeera Media Network. She has worked for a number of international bodies and has organised a number of events with attendees from around the world Core skills and professional experiences include but are not limited to managing diverse departments parallel on a number of projects and multi-million dollar budgets globally, with strong focus on brand identity development to meet corporate development vision and strategy. Eszter is a passionate activist and advocate for environmental issues and wildlife protection, enjoys diving, kitesurfing and beach tennis.
Stephen Cole is a well known international television news anchor for almost three decades. He has conducted network interviews with Presidents, Prime Ministers and film stars. He hosted and produced the Oscars Special programme on BBC World for six years. Stephen successfully launched 4 of the world's main news channels, Sky News, CNN International, BBC World and Al Jazeera International. Stephen is also Chairman and Moderator at World Economic Forum at Davos, Eurasian Media Forum in Astana and the World Science Forum. Stephen is a judge at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, a Board member of the Global Thinkers Forum and a former Director of the world-famous Premiership London Welsh rugby club. He is currently Chairman of the Institute of Diplomacy and Business.
Chris pioneers innovative marketing strategies to reach the supply chain and logistics industry. As the former CEO of eyefortransport, Chris developed eft into the world’s leading logistics business intelligence company, organizing CEO-level events around the world and specializing in cutting edge supply chain research. Chris is now a regular keynote speaker and event Chairman at Supply Chain conferences in both Europe and North America the world. Chris also sits on the Advisory Board of Lanetix, a San Francisco technology company that provides workflow and collaboration solutions to the Logistics industry. He is also an active Advisor to WTA, a 104 year old London based Logistics company.
Tim Ken Mackey is the Director of the Global Health Policy Institute, an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Global Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and is the Director for Healthcare Research & Policy at UC San Diego Extension. He holds a BA in Political Science-International Relations, a Masters Degree in Health Policy & Law and also earned his PhD in Global Public Health from the joint doctoral program at UC San Diego - San Diego State University.
Kate completed her pharmacy training with Pfizer, before commissioning into the British Army in 2006. Achieving the rank of Major, her diverse roles included tours of Iraq, Afghanistan and British Forces Cyprus where, as Head of Medical Logistics, she led the pharmaceutical supply chain planning for the Volcanic Ash Cloud crisis.
Bonnie Normile is a blockchain/cryptocurrency enthusiast. She assists in Business Development, Funding and Public Relations. She’s a board member of a number of blockchain associations worldwide as well as an ICO analyst at ICOBench. Bonnie also serves as advisor to many specialty blockchain projects and has worked at boutique PR and Communications firms where she managed client accounts in branding, strategy and research. She is an accomplished entrepreneur and an SBA advocate. Bonnie holds her B.A. in Business Administration from Berkeley College. Her passion is to unite women around the world to the cryptocurrency/blockchain space.
Tony Evans has over 14 years’ experience in Europe and Asia in the finance industry from client facing , portfolio management, to managing teams. He has key experience in north Asia region with institutions and clients. Three years ago Tony switched from fiat investment to crypto investing. Tony has had experience working with executives UBS, BNP, Credit Agricole, Shinsei, CLSA, Macquarie, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan.
Kingsley Kobayashi has over 25 years’ experience in Asia, in the real-estate, energy, hospitality industry from developing, advising and being a business ‘turnaround specialist ‘. He has key experience in Asia, Europe and Africa region in dealing with business over 250 m USD turnover. A Japanese national with a rolodex of connections to high ranking executives over 3 regions. He decided to launch Fintech Global Consultants as he saw the opportunity in crypto and that Japan would be major player.
Jeffrey Middelbos is the community manager for FarmaTrust. He manages bitcointalk, Reddit and Telegram channels as well as ICO communications.
By background Jeffrey is an IT engineer and works for the ``Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam``.
Jeffrey is an enthusiastic member of the crypto community and is active on several crypto related forums. He has significant understanding of how cryptocurrencies work and also the importance of transparency and trust between the crypto community.
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