Director Clinical Development
Dr Richard Schmidt
Dr Richard Schmidt is an experienced general family practice doctor, emergency medicine physician, occupational medical practitioner and business entrepreneur.
His career started with 7 Medical Battalion Group, the specialist Airborne Medical Battalion of the South African Military Health Service. In this group he rendered emergency medical support to the South African Special – and Airborne Forces.
His MBChB (medicine and surgery) degree from the University of Pretoria, was completed during his military career with general practitioner work following in New Zealand and South Africa.
He qualified as an Occupational Medical Practitioner, also through the University of Pretoria, and currently provides day to day support to De Beers South Africa and various other industries as part of the occupational health practice in Musina, South Africa.
He played an essential role in building the Swanepoel & Partners medical practice in Musina, since 2013 and still manages this busy practice everyday with annual growth and successes. Malaria management and interaction with key opinion leaders in the the infectious disease and Malaria fields, supported the initiative to found Musina Ventures (Pty) Ltd and Erada Technology Alliance Ltd (Erada).
Dr Schmidt with his strong clinical, analytical and practical business skills, provide the foundation to act as the clinical development director for Erada and will function at top level together with the likes of Dinglasan Malaria laboratory in Florida, US and other associated clinical development partners.
His passion for people, life and finding solutions to make a difference, make him a loving and caring family man, with high ethical medical and business values.