Ascendis Health Ltd.

Ascendis Health Ltd.

Ascendis Health Ltd.

Date Founded



31 Georgian Crescent East,Bryanston,Johannesburg, Gauteng 2191

Type of Company



Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries

Company Description

Ascendis Health Ltd. engages in the manufacture and distribution of medical and health products. It operates through the following segments: Consumer Brands, Phyto-Vet, and Pharma-Med. The Consumer Brands segment includes TC medicines, vitamins, sports nutrition and skin care products. The Phyto-Vet segment includes plant and animal health. The Pharma-Med segment provides prescription drugs and medical devices. The company was founded by Crispian Douglas Dillon and Gary John Shayne on March 5, 2008 is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Acting Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director

Chief Operating Officer

Secretary & Chief Risk Officer

Head, Direct Selling

Managing Director, Phyto-Vet Division

Managing Director, Consumer Division

Managing Director, Pharma Division

Group Head-Human Resources

Marketing Head

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Acting Chief Executive Officer at Ascendis Health Ltd.

Independent Non-Executive Director at Stefanutti Stocks Holdings Ltd.

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director at Ascendis Health Ltd.

Independent Non-Executive Director at Ascendis Health Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Mineworkers Investment Co. Pty Ltd.

Director at Coast2Coast Investments (Pty) Ltd.

Group Chairman & President at Sebvest Group South Africa

Professional at McKinsey & Co. (Johannesburg)

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Mylan NV, Mylan (Pty.) Ltd. purchase Ascendis Health International (Pty) Ltd. from Ascendis Health Ltd.

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Ascendis Health Ltd. purchases Sun Wave Pharma SRL

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