As Executive Vice President, Pharmacy for Shoppers Drug Mart, Ashesh Desai (Ash) oversees the healthcare business and pharmacy strategy and operations for more than 1,300 pharmacist-owned Shoppers Drug Mart locations and 500 Loblaw pharmacies.
Ash was a practicing pharmacist in Toronto, Ontario before joining Shoppers in 2002. Through his progressive roles within the organization Ash has been instrumental in deploying an enhanced pharmacy dispensing system, driving continuous improvement programs, and building the strategy for the company’s Simply Pharmacy stores and initial Health Solutions offerings. Ash is actively involved in Shoppers Drug Mart’s advocacy work in an effort to shape healthcare systems and polices in Canada, specifically as it relates to pharmacy practice.
Ash lives in Toronto with his wife and young daughter.