Chief Operating Officer
Date of appointment: 27 March 2017
Qualification: MBA (Bond University), Diploma in General Nursing, Midwifery, Community Health and Psychiatry (RAU University), Diploma in Marketing and Management (IMM); Management Advancement Programme (University of the Witwatersrand)
Peter Mehlape holds a Diploma in General Nursing, Midwifery, Community Health and Psychiatry (RAU University). He also holds a Diploma in Marketing and Management (IMM), a Management Advancement Program (University of the Witwatersrand) and an MBA (Bond University).
Formerly, Peter was at Becton Dickinson (BD), employed as a Regional Director for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Peter led the design, development, and implementation of public health HIV/AIDS and TB delivery strategies and management systems with appropriate business unit input. He oversaw and ensured delivery and measurement of Global Health programmes to meet relevant project performance goals and ensure outcomes. He also maintained and grew BD’s global reputation as a thought leader and provider of technical expertise.
Peter’s responsibilities included the implementation of the PEPFAR partnership and other partnerships driven by the GH function, such as the ASLM TB partnership. He influenced and ensured effective planning, management and timely implementation of the project in collaboration with USAID, CDC, several NGO’s, partners, key stakeholders, and much more.
Peter developed and managed distributors and agents across the African continent and grew the OIBT from 24% to 34%. Initiated and spearheaded a $50 million global partnering project. He developed and implemented a collaborative strategy in Africa to access funding and change policy further and also developed expert technical staff as a competitive advantage.
Peter is a member of various organisations including:
- Fixed-dose drug combination working group, TDR WHO.
- TB Diagnostics Working Group, FIND and Stop TB (since 2004).
- TB/HIV Private Sector Business Working Group (since 2005).
- Tasc TB Working Group, a $10 million TB Project.
- Africa World Economic Forum Global Health Initiative,
- BD Global Health and partnership Core Team.
- American Chamber of Commerce Trade Working Group.