Our Team

Bob Rai, BSc. Biochem., BSc. BioPharm, R.Ph.

CEO & Director

  • Pioneered in-pharmacy testing for HIV/AIDS
  • Pioneered in-pharmacy screening for chronic kidney disease using HealthTab
  • Chair, A Night of Miracles, BC Children’s Hospital
  • Director, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation
  • 2013 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Award
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Rep for UBC Alumni Advisory Council
  • Partner in PharmacyBC.com Medicine Shoppe locations
  • Online pharmacy pioneer
  • Past President, Philippines Canada Trade Council
  • Past President, Vancouver Fraserview Rotary Club
  • Past Director, Tapestry Foundation, Rotary Club

Alan Arnstein


  • Previously worked for the Katz Group Canada where he oversaw the development of the Medicine Shoppe from 28 stores to 175 stores (corporate and franchised) before the successful sale to McKesson Canada.
  • Mr. Arnstein also was very involved in expanding the Rexall pharmacy brand across Canada including responsibility for acquiring and consolidating independent pharmacies under the Rexall banner.

David Hall

Chairman & Director

  • Chairman, RepliCel Life Sciences. CEO & President 2012-2015.
  • Chairman, Providence Healthcare Research Institute
  • Founder, CFO, CCO, Treasurer and Secretary of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Consultant to government, pharma industry, biotech, eHealth and NGO’s.
  • Past Chair and Board member of Life Sciences BC.
  • Former member of the BC Task Force on PharmaCare.
  • Holds an Honours Economic degree and an Honours degree in Finance from the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Robert Sindelar


  • Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • Advisor, External Relations to the Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcomes Sciences, Providence Health Care Research Institute and UBC
  • Elected fellow International Pharmaceutical Federation
  • Chair of the Global Pharmacy Observatory Advisory Board of the International Pharmaceutical Federation
  • Part-time President, Global Drug Commercialization Centre (GDCC), Chengdu, China
  • Part time VP, GDCC Worldwide
  • Member of the External Advisory Board, Trinity College Dublin, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Holds B.A., Chemistry from Millikin University, a M.S. and Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products from the University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy.

Sherif Guorgui


  • Third-generation pharmacist with extensive experience in various pharmacy sectors; such as retail, specialty, regulatory, industry, government and professional affairs.
  • Vice President of Pharmacy, Ontario Pharmacists Association (“OPA”)
  • United Pharma Group, CEO.
  • President of the Ontario College of Pharmacists, 2011-2012.
  • Board member of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy, the Ontario Pharmacists Association and the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada
  • Advisory board member of the Humber College Pharmacy Technician Program, and mentor at the University of Toronto Career Centre Information Interview program.

Zula Kropivintski

Chief Financial Officer

  • Certified public accountant, CGA with over 10 years of public company experience.
  • Acts as the CFO of public companies with a combined market capitalization approaching $80 million.
  • Involved in all areas of financial reporting, corporate finance, and has over ten years of international experience.
  • Received her Certified General Accountant professional accounting designation from the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia and later obtained her ACCA designation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants based in London, UK.
  • Obtained Master of Mathematics and Master of Economics degrees from universities in Russia.

Rodger Seccombe

Head of HealthTab Division

  • Co-founder & former CEO of HealthTab Inc.
  • B.Com (hons) from UBC’s Sauder School of Business, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA-CMA)
  • 20 years experience launching and running companies in software, healthcare technology, and clean energy
  • Recognized industry expert in direct-to-consumer and point-of-care testing technology
  • Prior to HealthTab, designed and developed cloud-based informatics system currently in use by world’s leading medical laboratories and instrument manufacturers
  • In 2006, joined the start-up team at Canadian Bioenergy Corporation and helped pioneer the development of the renewable fuel industry in Canada

Philippe Ugnat

Senior Advisor to CEO and Board of Directors

  • Recognized leader, known for crafting the requisite strategic vision to develop and achieve business goals.
  • Strategic thinker having implemented innovative solutions targeting public and private company growth in a domestic and international context.
  • Built and led teams in Russia, Europe and the Americas focused on delivering product innovation and development, geographic expansion, customer partnerships and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Played a key role in the development and implementation of business and corporate development strategies for various North American and international companies, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, strategic alliances, joint ventures, intellectual property rights, R&D projects and tax matters.
  • Unique combination of international business experience and transactional legal experience.
  • Practiced law in Ottawa and Toronto in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate matters helping both domestic and international companies, from startups to public companies, achieve their objectives.
  • Called to the Province of Ontario Bar, Law Society of Ontario, 1998.
  • Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.), University of Ottawa, 1996.
  • Fluent in English and French