Rui Morais


Job Title: CFO

Company: Dis-Chem


Rui Manuel Morais has been the CEO of Dis-Chem Pharmacies since July 2023 after serving as the company's CFO since August 2012. Rui has 10 years of experience in the retail pharmaceutical sector in South Africa and has been at Dis-Chem for six years. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, he served as Group Financial Executive for 18 months. Before joining Dis-Chem he had senior managerial roles in the audit retail sector at EY, with Dis-Chem included in his portfolio. Rui is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and has a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Johannesburg.

2023 – Present       Chief Executive Officer, Dis-Chem
2012 – 2023            Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, Dis-Chem 
2011 – 2012             Group Financial Executive, Dis-Chem
2006 – 2011             Assurance Manager, EY

                                    CA (SA)
                                    B.Com, Accounting, UJ

About Dis-Chem: Dis-Chem started out as a small pharmacy in 1978 in Mondeor, Johannesburg. Dis-Chem registered on the JSE on 18 November 2016. Dis-Chem is a leading specialist in beauty, health food, sport supplements, health and wellbeing, with linked dispensaries, family clinics and comprehensive self-medication centres.


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