Cipla South Africa: Simo Masondo
Simo joined Cipla Medpro at the beginning of May 2014.
Simo Masondo is the CHRO for Sub-Saharan Africa at Cipla South Africa. He has worked for various organisations in different industries. These include amongst others Bidvest Logistics, Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI) – a soft drinks division of SABMiller, and SARS. Prior to his current role, he was the Head of HR for Absa Insurance.
May 2016 – Present: CHRO, Sub-Saharan Africa, Cipla South Africa
May 2014 – Apr 2016: Group HR Director, Cipla Medpro
Mar 2010 – Apr 2014: Head of HR, Absa Insurance
Jan 2006 – Mar 2010: Regional HR Manager, Safcor Panalpina
2009 – 2009: Strategic Leadership Programme, Human Resource Management,
2000 – 2003: MBA, Strategy, Potchefstroom University
(now called North-West University)
Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Cipla Limited is a multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, which primarily develops medicines to treat cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, weight control, and depression. Its portfolio includes over 1000 products across a wide range of therapeutic categories. Cipla South Africa is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the country by volume and third largest by value.