Company Overview

Forrester Pharma is a registered pharmaceutical company focussed on providing innovative healthcare at affordable prices. We focus on successful product launches and swift generic entries, led by our vision to broaden access to quality healthcare in an affordable and efficient manner.

People are the success behind any venture and Forrester Pharma has recruited a strong management team that have well-established relationships with the Governmental and Regulatory Authorities, Private Funders and Healthcare Professionals in South Africa.

These relationships have been borne from the team’s extensive industry experience which have also resulted in significant intellectual property relating to consumer and customer partnerships.

The team is led by Jerome Smith, the founder of one of the first South African generic pharmaceutical companies, which he led to become one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in South Africa.

Jerome is a lifelong pharmaceutical man and founder of Medpro Pharmaceutica in 1993, which later became known as Cipla Medpro. One of the first South African generic pharmaceutical companies was formed through strategically aligning his company with Cipla India.

During his tenure he led Cipla Medpro to becoming South Africa’s third largest pharmaceutical company by value. Through organic growth the company expanded from 2 employees and a humble beginning in 1993 to an organization of 720 employees in 18 years.

Jerome’s vision was instrumental in introducing South Africa to Indian Pharmaceutical expertise.

Jerome left Cipla Medpro in September 2012 and pursued a new venture – Forrester Pharma which is an independent and privately owned start-up company.

Vision & Mission


Our vision is to live our full potential and in doing so bring about a healthier South Africa.


We strive to bring diversity to the South African healthcare market through our people, products and ideas.

We will grow with our brands.

We will always walk the path of innovation.

The consumer will be at the forefront of our thinking and innovation. We will collaborate with the best in pharmaceutical science to deliver outstanding products to our customers.

Our Values

  • Quality – To broaden access to quality healthcare.
  • Excellence – Excellence through product and service delivery.
  • Teamwork – At all levels with our partners and customers.
  • Trust – Relationships built on trust.

Leadership Team

  • Jerome Smith CEO

    Jerome Smith is a well-known and respected pharmaceutical entrepreneur with a proven track record for building successful businesses.

  • Naz Gamieldien Director

    Former Group Head of Training and Director for Training and Organizational Development at Cipla Medpro South Africa.

  • Conrad Burger Financial Director

    Formerly a partner at Mazars, a global audit, accounting and consulting group employing in excess of 14,000 professionals in 73 countries.