Dr Nik Kotecha OBE DL
Dr Nik Kotecha OBE is an award-winning entrepreneur, business leader, investor, philanthropist and Chairman of Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Since inception in 1991 as a garage start-up, Morningside has supplied quality medicines to more than 120 countries globally, as well as become a significant manufacturer and supplier of generic and branded medicines to UK pharmacies and hospitals.
As well as being a Board member for the CSJ, Nik is also an Export Champion for the Department for International Trade (DIT), Chair of the East Midlands CBI, Pro-Chancellor of DeMontfort University, and a Board Member for the Midlands Engine, among other appointments. He also regularly devotes his time to supporting and advising local and central Government on international trade and life sciences related topics.
Alongside his entrepreneurial successes, Nik is also an award-winning philanthropist and influencer, who in 2017 with his wife Moni, established the Randal Charitable Foundation. Its vision is to directly save lives and significantly improve the quality of life for those in need in the UK and around the world with an ambition to save one million lives globally. The Foundation’s key focus areas in the UK and globally are the prevention and relief of poverty, the preservation and protection of good health and mental health; as well as the advancement of education. The Foundation is also passionate about addressing the root causes of addiction, as well as supporting victims and their families in their recovery.