The KahmaVet team

Leadership Team

Selwyn Kahanovitz

Selwyn Kahanovitz


Selwyn holds a B. Pharm degree from Rhodes University as well as a Masters in Business Science from the Witwatersrand University.
He held the position of Group Chief Executive Officer of Litha Healthcare Group Limited from May 2010 until June 2015 when Endo International plc, successfully acquired the company. Previously, he held the long standing position of CEO to Litha Healthcare Holdings and The Biovac Institute.

Under his leadership Litha Healthcare Holdings concluded strategic partnerships with the Department of Health, ultimately becoming the preferred supplier of vaccines to the South African DOH and SADEC region for 15 consecutive years (1994-2009).

As a result of these significant partnerships and his visionary style of leadership, the company expanded and tapped into other health segments such as private hospitals; pharmaceutical; surgical; and private diagnostic.

Martin Kahanovitz

Martin Kahanovitz


Martin has over 20 years specialised financial experience in the pharmaceutical and medical industry.
He joined Litha Healthcare Holdings in 1996 as Group Financial Director, until his appointment to Chief Financial Officer of the JSE listed, Litha Healthcare Group Limited in May 2010.

During his tenure at Litha Healthcare Holdings, Martin was instrumental in growing the company from a R40 million to an R1bn a year organisation and continued this growth trajectory with Litha Healthcare Group Ltd.

Martin was nominated as a finalist for the Ernst and Young World Entrepreneur Award, an initiative which acknowledges independent thinkers who set high standards for self and business and demonstrate perseverance in the face of adversity and in overcoming obstacles.


Ross Malcolm

Business consultant

Ross was the Majority shareholder and CEO of a major national veterinary wholesaler for more than 10 years, building the animal health wholesale business to an annual turnover in excess of R150 million, and securing the exclusive distribution and success of several major international brands for the South African market.
Ross is now a consultant to the Animal Health sector in South Africa, with specific skills in logistics, supply chain within the wholesale/retail environments.
Selwyn Kahanovitz

Marianne Lomberg

General Manager

Marianne Lomberg (nee de Vries) holds a degree in veterinary science from the University of Pretoria (Onderstpoort) and an honours degree in veterinary pharmacology and small animal internal medicine. After starting her career in practice, Marianne spent several years lecturing veterinary students before entering industry. She has 10 years of international experience in pet food manufacture, regulation and marketing as well as in people leadership and strategic management. Marianne is also an experienced technical writer and speaker on a variety of veterinary topics and was a regular contributor and guest presenter on 702 talk radio and Radio Sonder Grense.

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