TORONTO, May 12, 2016 /CNW/ - United Pharma Group (UPG) has announced that its board of directors has named Sherif Guorgui to become UPG's Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1st.
Sherif will join UPG from the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA), where he serves as Vice-President of Pharmacy.
Sherif has more than 15 years of extensive experience in pharmacy practice and retail operations in the independent and corporate sectors, in addition to his comprehensive experience in pharmacy regulation and advocacy. During his tenure at OPA, Sherif led the development and implementation of innovative business support services and the rebranding of OPA's continuing education programs. In 2011, Sherif was elected as President and Chair of the Council of the Ontario College of Pharmacists, and in 2015, Sherif was named one of Canada's top immigrants. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Cairo and an alumni of the International Pharmacy Graduate program at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto.
"Sherif is a determined and experienced leader, with an impressive track record of achieving excellence in both his professional and personal endeavours", says Samy Bassilious, President of UPG. "Sherif started his career as an independent pharmacy owner, and has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the unique challenges and needs faced by independent pharmacists. On the behalf of UPG's members and the board of directors, I would like to congratulate Sherif on his appointment. We are excited for UPG's next chapter under his leadership."
"I very much look forward to joining UPG and leading its next phase of growth and expansion both provincially and nationally. My main priority will be to ensure our members have the necessary professional, operational and financial support they need to offer optimal care to their patients, while remaining competitive and profitable in today's continuously evolving pharmacy landscape", says Guorgui.
About United Pharma Group
Established in 2013, United Pharma Group is the fastest growing pharmacy group providing novel strategic benefits to its members necessary to support and enhance their growth. UPG's philosophy is focused on supporting the long-term sustainability for independent pharmacy while retaining the true independence of the professional pharmacist owner. UPG provides pharmacy owners the ability to operate their own independent drug store, while at the same time, receiving the group benefits of a large organization that are not readily available for individual independent pharmacies.
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SOURCE United Pharma Group
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