Everyone needs medicine but Russia is a long way from being able to produce everything for itself; despite the import-substitution drive, Russia remains dependent on imports.
Pharmaceuticals is a good example of the development of the retail business and has been largely unaffected by the crises. Santens Logistic Service LLC was set up almost 20 years ago and is a specialist distribution company that helps international companies bring in their goods and distribute them in this highly regulated business. At the same time it is building a logistic system that can reach down and deliver drugs to every pharmacy in every town in the country.
Ben Aris, bne IntelliNews editor-in-chief talked to Andrey Osipov, the CEO of Santens about his business and the pharmaceutical sector in general
Ben Aris, bne IntelliNews editor in chief
Andrey Ospiov, CEO Santens Logistic Service LLC