Kacy Rajappen

Categories: RA Speakers 2021

Rajappen is a Pharmacist, registered with the South African Pharmacy
Council, and has over two decades of extensive pharmaceutical
knowledge and experience in regulatory affairs, corporate affairs and
quality management practices. Kacy is a senior pharmaceutical
executive who is focussed, pragmatic, passionate and results driven.
Since 2007, Rajappen has been a Co-Founder and Director in KD
Consulting Pharmaceutical Solutions (KDC), a consultancy practice
supporting the needs of pharmaceutical, medical device, veterinary and
allied health companies in successfully delivering new products to markets and maintaining products inmarket. With her proven experience and track record within the industry, Rajappen has assisted companies
in developing filing strategies to facilitate registration of products in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Rajappen’s intimate involvement within the pharmaceutical industry has allowed her to stay abreast of the
rapidly transitioning health care environment and strategically advise clients accordingly.
Since 2009, Rajappen is the Co-founder and Director of Umsebe Healthcare, a licensed South African
pharmaceutical company whose focus is on addressing the unmet medical needs of South African patients.
Rajappen is responsible and accountable for maintaining compliance of the Company’s product portfolio
and pipe line products, and ensuring quick access to market. Leading the company’s mid-long term plans
and strategy is top priority. Rajappen is also responsible for recruitment and developing the team to enable
high performance across all functions. With a vested interest in flattening the curve with the recent COVID19 pandemic, the company has collaborated with Thinking Crystal (Pty) Ltd, for the supply and distribution
of critical products required to manage the COVID-19 crisis.
Rajappen previously held the positions of Regulatory Affairs Departmental Manager and Medical Marketing
Manager at 3M Pharmaceuticals SA (Pty) Ltd (later known as iNova Pharmaceuticals). Rajappen was
responsible for ensuring the smooth, ethical functioning of the company by providing support for the
Marketing Department on Regulatory / Medical Strategic development, providing medical support to meet
business objective, participated in cross functional activities within the Division and responsible for
communicating and modelling management goals and values to assigned personnel. Rajappen also held the
position of Regulatory Affairs Pharmacist at Cipla-Medpro.
Some of the services that Rajappen is involved with across South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa includes
amongst others: Regulatory consulting including Regulatory strategy development, Regulatory portfolio
management, Regulatory-Quality business management, Product registration and Registerability
Rajappen is registered with the South African Pharmacy Council, Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa and
the South African Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Association and is a member of the Regulatory
Committee of the South African Medical Device Association (SAMED) and well as IPASA (Innovative
Pharmaceutical Association South Africa). KDC is registered with and is a member of the Heath Products
Association (HPA).