Meet the leadership team behind Holista Colltech’s (ASX:HCT) terrific progress

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  • Holista is a research-driven biotech company committed to offering several heath-style products to address unmet needs.
  • The Company’s product line includes cosmetic and food-grade collagen, functional food ingredients, infection control products and health supplements.
  • Holista caters to customers in Australia, Malaysia, and the United States, with its leadership steering significant progress.
  • The veteran management has been instrumental in the Company’s terrific progress towards tapping opportunities.

Holista Colltech (ASX:HCT) is making some serious strides on the back of its first-class healthy products and strong research & development capabilities. As a result, the Company continues to research, develop, manufacture, and market several health-style products, addressing the unmet and growing natural medicine needs. 

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With the Company advancing well to make a dominant spot in the lucrative health & wellness market, let us look at its dynamic and seasoned leadership team driving significant developments. The team is engaged in taking prudent decisions, ensuring that the research-driven biotech company taps opportunities across its portfolio to generate substantial value for its shareholder base.

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Board of Directors and Australian Executive Team

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Dr Rajen M - Executive Chairman, MD & CEO

Holista Colltech founder, Dr Rajen M, is a prominent figure in the Malaysian biotech industry. He is a member of the Malaysian Ministry of Health Standing Committee for Traditional Medicine.

During his professional stint, he has worked with large pharmaceuticals companies, including Roche and CIBA Pharmaceuticals in various capacities including product and marketing manager.

Dr Rajen holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the Universiti Sains Malaysia and a master’s in business administration from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. He also holds a Doctorate in Holistic Medicine from the US-based University of LaSalle, located in Louisiana.  

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Walter E. Joseph- Non-Executive Director

Walter Joseph has a five-decade-long experience in various fields, including planning, business development, operations, and marketing at large retail companies, improving their operating efficiencies, teamwork, service delivery and sales performances. 

Senior management positions held by him at several leading organisations, include:

  • National Australia Bank, Perth Building Society and Challenge Bank 
  • Wesfarmers-Bunnings TQM/CIP/Best Practice & Service standards
  • Water Corporation of WA-Change Management
  • Dept. of Commerce and Trade as Regional Director- India

Loren King- Non-Executive Director

For the past 15 years, Loren King has worked in corporate finance. She has held senior administration roles with stockbroking and corporate advisory services and companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. She is a Fellow Member of the Governance Institute of Australia.

She holds invaluable experience in taking care of all aspects of corporate governance and compliance, specialising in IPO, private capital raising, backdoor listings and business development. 

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Malaysian Executive Team

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Edward Tan- Chief Financial Officer

Holding experience of over 25 years in corporate and operational finance, Edward Tan has worked with various public-listed and global companies. He holds vast experience in business and corporate restructuring, along with managing all areas of finance.

Tan is in charge of improving operational efficiency and profitability for the Group.

Mohd Daim- GM - Institutional Business

Mohd Daim has significant experience in managing and training people in a demanding work environment, contributing significantly to Hollista’s success. He has also worked in the electronic industry before onboarding with Holista Colltech.

An experienced salesperson, Daim holds 15 years of experience in the health supplements business. At Holista Colltech, he supervises the design and implementation of sales strategies, including the implementation of national sales programs. 

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North American Executive Team

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Nadja Piatka - CEO

Nadja Piatka, the CEO of Holista Foods USA, holds several achievements and awards. She has 25 years of experience in supplying healthy and tasty snacks and desserts to restaurant chains, the food service industry, and retail stores under private label and brand products. She has also appeared on many TV shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. 

Veronica Wasty- Vice President Operations

Veronica holds four years of experience in the advertising industry as she worked with globally recognised food brands for developing their marketing and promotional campaigns. Moreover, she has also acquired over a decade-long experience with North American food import and brokerage companies. 

Her background consists of creating and launching an organic, gluten-free, and eco-friendly cookie division that commenced an e-commerce service and led to a new retail product line sold in various US grocers.

Noelle DeSantis- Dietitian Nutritionist

Noelle DeSantis is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She focuses on personalised diet and lifestyle modifications to assist people in meeting their health and wellness goals.

She also serves as the Reimbursement Chair on the board for the Western New York Dietetic Association, as well as an advisory board member for the University at Buffalo Dietetic Internship. Noelle DeSantis is a member of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs practice group and the Dietitians in the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Practice Group.

All in all, HCT boasts a highly skilled and qualified leadership team aiding in its mission to deliver all-natural health-style products through innovations. The strong leadership team is committed to tap opportunities to generate value for investors and shareholders.



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