Jonathan Power, Group CEOJonathan has 17 years of experience in Finance with much of that time spent in the consumer and retail sectors, as well as having spent several years in leadership roles at fast growing Private Equity backed businesses.
Starting his financial training at Nestle he later became European Finance Director for the Merrell and Saucony footwear brands and was more recently heading up the Finance team at Hotter Shoes. He has overseen strategy development, international expansion, transformational change, financial restructuring and refinancing activities.
Salim Jetha FFRPS FRPharmS, ChairmanWith over 40 years experience in pharmacy Salim is Avicenna's Chairman. He was one of the founding directors of the business and has previously held the position of CEO.
With 40 years’ experience in pharmacy, Salim is Avicenna’s Chairman. He was one of the founding Directors of the business and has previously held the position of CEO. Salim has many other business interests and owns a busy high street pharmacy in which he still works one day a week. He has undertaken a management course at Imperial College, London and has an intermediate level qualification in professional accountancy. He was honoured a Fellow of Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in 2012 followed by Faculty Fellow of RPS. He was awarded the Editor’s Award by Pharmacy Business in recognition of his achievements with Avicenna. He has been on many judging panels for industry awards and is still an active member of his Local LPC. Charity work is another interest and he has organised large charitable walks for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Cancer Research. In his spare time Salim likes to Ski with his family in the Alps.
Bharti Patel, Managing DirectorBharti has over 25 years experience within the private and public healthcare sectors, having held executive leadership positions in pharmaceutical wholesaling, retail pharmacy, homecare and global medtech. She has particular expertise in value creation through strategic leadership, innovation, nurturing collaborative partnerships and building high performance teams.
Bharti is a highly successful executive with a proven track record of developing strategic relationships and partnerships, delivering high value sales, profitability and innovation across all aspects of the healthcare sector. Experienced in public and private sector customer proposition and strategy development, sales and marketing, global procurement, supply chain, category management, product development and sourcing, RFP and tenders, contracting and new business implementation. Bharti is widely recognised in the industry with an excellent reputation for delivering results, particularly during difficult trading cycles through strong leadership, versatility, business process improvement, strategic innovation and a global mindset.
Nick Clark, DirectorAcross 25 years in retail pharmacy Nick has held many senior and board level positions with Lloydspharmacy including UK Retail Operations Director, Head of Central Operations and Regional Director.
In this time he set up a transformation function to lead the organisation through a period of significant change.
Nick has extensive experience in creating, implementing and overseeing performance improvement strategies that have delivered significant value to the brand, pharmacy mangers and the local community