Wilna obtained her Master’s degree in Pharmacology from the University of Pretoria and started her career as part-time Pharmacology Lecturer at third year level. As Academic Research Coordinator, she gained experience in clinical research by planning, co-designing and coordinating pre-clinical and phase II pilot clinical studies. She widened her experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry at Adcock Ingram as Medical Representative for prescribed pharmaceuticals in their Respiratory Portfolio. Following that position, she was appointed as a Clinical Operations Project Manager at Servier Laboratories in 2012, where she managed phase II and III clinical studies from start-up to close-out including assessment of potential investigative sites, clinical trial applications to Regulatory Authorities, initiating clinical trials at investigative sites, guiding site personnel during the conduct of clinical trials, closing clinical trials at investigative sites and continued training and development of CRAs. Wilna joined the Vx Pharma team in November 2015.
Lucas obtained his BCom Accounting degree through Free State University and completed his SAICA Learnership contract at a medium-size audit firm in Bloemfontein. During the period 2009 to 2013 he gained experience in auditing, taxation and financial management working with auditing firms in Bloemfontein and Pretoria. In 2014 he joined Vx Pharma in the role of Financial Manager.
Charlien has a Diploma in ‘Medical Practice Reception’ obtained from College SA. She joined the Vx Pharma team in April 2014 after working at Clinresco Centres for five years where she was responsible for general support and managing the front desk. Ms. Grobler is currently enrolled at Oxbridge Academy pursuing her Diploma in Project Management which will enable her to grow into a management role within the company.