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Clinresco Members

Inspiring confidence with experience

Clinresco is lead by medical and financial management veterans, who are grounded in their ethical commitments and clear management style.

Our four directors have extensive experience and knowledge and are leaders in the clinical research field through their collective interests in Clinresco Centres.

Dr. Faruq K. Khatib

Dr. Faruq K. Khatib


– Rheumatologist (HPCSA: MP0302180)
MB.BS (Bombay)
MD (Bombay)
– Good Clinical Practice certification

  • Member of the South African Rheumatology and Arthritis Association
  • Member of the South African Medical Association
  • Consultant in Department of Rheumatology at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, Johannesburg (previously known as Johannesburg General Hospital) – 1994 to 1996
  • Private practice as specialist Rheumatologist at Life Bedford Gardens, Bedfordview; Life Glynwood Hospital, Benoni; Netcare Linksfield Hospital, Orange Grove – 1996 to present
  • Director of Clinresco Centres – 2009 to present
  • Investigator for various clinical trials in rheumatology at Clinresco Centres – 2005 to present
Mr. Izak J. Theunissen

Mr. Izak J. Theunissen


– Financial Officer of Clinresco Centres
– MDP Management Program (University of Pretoria)
– Higher Diploma (Labour relations) (University of Potchefstroom)
Various courses in Management, Marketing and Financial Management
– Good Clinical Practice certification

  • Management training program at Woolworths – 1984 to 1987
  • Financial planner at Edgars – 1987 to 1991
  • Group operations manager at Hepworths Group – 1991 to 2000
  • Company owner and entrepreneur for restaurants, food franchise, interior design and management consultancy – 2000 to 2005
  • Director and founder member of Barton Medical – 2011 to 2018
  • CEO, director and part owner of Fundamental Brilliance Holdings – 2018 to present
  • Director and financial officer at Clinresco Centre – 2009 to present
Dr. Jacobus J. van Wyk

Dr. Jacobus J. van Wyk


Pharmacist (SAPC Reg. no. 03402)
– B.Sc (Pharm)
– B.Sc (Hons) (Ind. Pharm)
– M.Sc (Ind. Pharm)
– Doctor Pharmaciae (Potchefstroom University)
– Good Clinical Practice certification

  • Founder and honorary life member of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa
  • Honorary life member of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of SA (now known as IPASA)
  • Honorary member of the South African Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians
  • Director of the Medicines Information Centre, University of Cape Town – 1990 to 1995
  • Professor Extraordinarius (School of Pharmacy) at North West University – 1985 to 2015
  • Managing Director of Eli Lilly (SA) (Pty) Ltd and Director of Manufacturing Operations – 1965 to 1998
  • Member of Pain South Africa (PAINSA)
  • Executive Director and founder member of Clinresco Centres – 2004 to present
Ms. Mandy Cilliers

Ms. Mandy Cilliers


– Diploma in Cosmetic Chemistry (CosChem)  –  Johannesburg, Gauteng – January 1999 to December 2000.
– Primary Care Drug Therapy
(Northwest University  –  Potchefstroom, North West) – January 1994 to September 1996.
– Bachelor of Pharmacy
(University of the Witwatersrand  –  Johannesburg, Gauteng) – January 1984 to December 1987.

Admixture of oncology drugs
– IATA Dangerous Goods Category 8
– Good Clinical Practice certification

  • Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa.
  • Senior Pharmacist at Veganview Dispensary  –  January 2001 to August 2009.
  • Clinical Research Pharmacist and Responsible Pharmacist at Clinresco – September 2009 to December 2015.
  • General Manager and Responsible Pharmacist at Clinresco Centres – January 2016 to present.
  • Director of Clinresco Centres – February 2020 to present.


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