Dirk Potgieter is National Sales Manager for Viatris New Zealand where he oversees the GP and Pharmacy Team, as well as the Hospital and Specialist Team.
These teams work closely with a wide range of health professionals to inform and educate them about Viatris products, ensuring patients across New Zealand have access to high-quality, trusted medicines.
Dirk is also responsible for building and maintaining key relationships and shaping Viatris’ strategic direction with retail pharmacy, supply chain professionals and pharmaceutical wholesalers.
With 27 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Dirk has held roles in both South Africa and New Zealand – from a Sales Representative for Lundbeck to Pharmacy Manager for Pfizer in its Established Product Division.
In 2015, Dirk took on the role of New Zealand Sales and National Key Accounts Manager for Upjohn, prior to the merger with Mylan which brought the company into its current iteration as Viatris New Zealand.
Dirk holds a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from Massey University and a Master of Business Leadership from the University of South Africa.