Blacktown City Council has named Dr Aniss Chami, CEO of Vitex Pharmaceuticals, the 2019 Blacktown Corporate Citizen of the year.
In November 2017, Vitex Pharmaceuticals, Australia’s leading contract manufacturer of vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements, unveiled its 26,000 square metre, state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Blacktown’s Eastern Creek.
Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali MP said: “We are proud to recognise Dr Aniss Chami as our Corporate Citizen of the Year.
“With a remarkable list of credentials, Dr Chami is one of the youngest CEOs in the industry.
“He has achieved international success in the industry and at the same time demonstrated a high level of community involvement within Blacktown City.
“Vitex Pharmaceuticals has brought more than 400 jobs to our City and Dr Chami is also known for his philanthropic work particularly with the Antiochian Orthodox Church and in helping migrants when they first arrive in Australia.
“Dr Chami is passionate about Australian-made products and has an international reputation for innovative quality systems underscored by an entrepreneurial spirit.
“Above all, he has shown that profitability and integrity can go hand in hand.”
Dr Chami was presented with his award during a successful ‘2019 Budget Insight for Business’ forum on Tuesday.
“The forum provided an opportunity for almost 90 business representatives to receive a detailed briefing on Blacktown City Council’s record $736 million balanced budget and progress in Council’s plans to transform Blacktown,” Mayor Bali said.