Executive Team

Sammy Lee, B.Sc. Pharm, MBA, CPA, CMA – General Manager

Sammy is a licensed Pharmacist with over 25 years of management and industry experience. His senior leadership background includes overseeing pharmacy operations, technology and software, people and labour issues, and merchandising support for community pharmacies. He completed his Master of Business Administration at Queen’s University and holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation. He has also served on BC College of Pharmacists and BC Pharmacy Association committees. Since joining Imperial Distributors in 2023, Sammy is responsible for all aspects of the business and leads the team to continue innovating and driving for process improvements to provide the best customer service to our pharmacies.

Ruby Hari – VP Business Development

Ruby Hari is an accomplished leader, manager and innovator experienced in developing niche areas as well as implementing several key initiatives using education as a conduit for outreach programs. With 20 years of industry experience, she has established a strong track record in pharmacy sales at all levels of engagement including generic and brand name products through her participation as the former Vice President of Business Development at a major retail pharmacy chain in B.C.

Ruby was the Strategic Account Executive with Asenda responsible for key account development in Western Canada. Her experience has cultivated a critical advantage for soliciting existing clients as well as gaining new businesses.

Andrew Yu, M.Sc. – VP Operations / Corporate Strategy

Andrew graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in England with a Master degree in computing and information system in 2001 and joined Asenda Pharmaceutical Supplies Ltd. in the same year. He is extremely experienced in statistics analysis, business analysis and decision support. Andrew has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 23 years. Currently, he is overseeing operations in both BC and AB depots, including warehouse and logistic management, customer services and IT. He also oversees the corporate equity and is involved in corporation strategies.

Steven Pang, CPA, CGA – VP, Finance

Steven joined Imperial Distributors in May 2021 as Vice President of Finance with over twenty-five year experience in accounting and finance positions for multi-location, distribution and manufacturing operations.  Prior to joining Imperial, Steven was the CFO of a well-established North America distribution company. 

Since joining Imperial, Steven’s financial foresight and proven leadership skills has provided direction to financial planning and analysis as well as defining key metrics to drive profitability for the company.  His excellent communication skills has also provided a bridge to connect the different departments to facilitate the changes to handle our growth and ever changing industry landscape.   His deep understanding of business processes allows him to effectively work with department heads and align their goals to formulate strategic moves.  Steven is also responsible for internal and external financial reporting, working capital management and budgets.

Joan Lee - Vice President, Sales and Supply Chain

Joan Lee is VP Sales & Supply Chain with Imperial Distributors Canada Inc. and brings over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical wholesale distribution, procurement and sales.

Joan works closely with stakeholders formulating strategic objectives and building long-term partnerships. Joan proactively develops a deep understanding of the business landscape and identifies value added opportunities and facilitates implementation. Her reputation is predicated on a track record of achieving results.

Prior to joining Imperial in 2022, Joan held senior executive and management positions in Western Canada with two other leading national pharmaceutical wholesale distributors.

Carlo Faedo, CPA, CGA – Director, Finance

Carlo joined Imperial Distributors in April 2021 as Director of Finance. In this role, Carlo oversees Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Cash Management & Forecasting, A/P, A/R and Analytics.

Carlo prides himself on working closely with internal stakeholders to achieve financial discipline while supporting company growth. He adds value by providing financial support to business partners on key business decisions.

Prior to joining Imperial, Carlo led the Finance team at Pure Integrative Pharmacy and has previous experience at Save-On-Foods in Finance and Operations roles.

Elaine Mark, RPh, MS Pharm - Director, Procurement and Business Development

Elaine is a pharmacist with over 26 years of experience in pharmacy operations, training, clinical care services and support. She holds a Bachelors degree from the University of British Columbia as a pharmacist and a Masters in Pharmacy from the University of Florida.

Elaine is a strong proponent of building positive and strong relationships with vendors and customers while developing innovative and growth opportunities.   

Prior to joining Imperial, Elaine worked in pharmacy grocery and retail industries in the US and Canada leading teams to continuous improvement and excellence.