Ian Smith

Owner and CEO
Btech Degree: Marketing and Sales Management
National Diploma: Marketing and Sales Management

Ian Smith Pioneered his pharmaceutical marketing company Smith’s Distributors after working as a Sales Representative for 6 years himself winning Sales Representative of the year in 1996 for Janssen-Cilag and later in 1999 Export Representative of the year for 3M Pharmaceuticals. Ian founded Smiths Distributors in 1999 upon his return to Namibia.

Debra Smit

Business Operating Manager
Four Year – Diploma Course : General Nursing, Community, Psychiatry and Midwifery

Joined the Pharmaceutical Industry in 2000. From this she has many years of Experience with regards to Marketing and Sales; Data Information; Incentives; Dr Grading; Data Management and analysis. ImpactRx Data Analysis.

Debra joined Smiths Distributors in 2016

Danica Smith

Financial Director

Since 2001, Danica has gained experience in the Financial Sector of which four years (2004-2008) as Accounts Payable Officer for E.ON Ruhrgas UK Pty Ltd based in Westminister, London.

Danica joined Smiths in 2010

Kathy Brendell

Office Manager

Kathy is responsible for all office related matters, distribution of marketing material to the sales representatives and all ad-hoc related duties to the daily management of our offices.

Eleanor Kamule

Financial Manager

Eleanor has 13 years experience working for the Medical Aid industry dealing with member and service provider claims. She has a vast knowledge of administration and finance duties within the medical industry and joined Smiths Distributors in August 2022.

Naude Alberts

Cipla Sales Manager

MBM (Marketing and Business Management) Diploma (2010)
Dip. Psychology (2018

Naudé Alberts joined the pharmaceutical industry in 2013, commencing his career in representation of Vital Health Foods. In 2014, he joined Cipla Medpro South Africa, representing their entire OTC and SEP Portfolio. Naudé has a vast accumulated knowledgeability of Pharmaceuticals and Market Overview with his 10 years of industry experience.