Taking care of people in a company is essential for a leader because it can lead to a more productive and engaged workforce. When leaders show that they care about their employees, it can create a sense of community and enhance the emotional connection between themselves and the organization. But most importantly, it makes me as a leader feel better as well. Employees who feel valued and appreciated are more likely to be motivated, loyal, and dedicated to their work. When employees feel valued, they are more motivated to work hard, contributing to job satisfaction and retention, and Fabian Rivero, CEO of Megalabs North America, firmly believes that.
According to Fabian, the number one asset a company has and that builds its culture is the People. That is why taking care of people is a top priority for Megalabs, and this is done by several means, creating and maintaining a healthy environment in the workplace. “I respect and listen. If you hire the right people with the right skill sets, you must respect your team and be a good listener. Teams don’t just work together, there must also be respect and trust amongst their members, caring for each other,” he explains. “Another essential point I stress is teamwork. If there is no teamwork, very little good and effective work can be done, along with the willingness to learn because there’s always more to discover no matter how good you are. It´s important to surround yourself with people who motivate you and push you to do better, with no negative thoughts.”
In addition, Fabian’s caring nature exhibits a specific behavior that helps create a positive work environment. For example, he encourages peer-to-peer care among employees, provides opportunities for growth and development, and recognizes the contributions of their team members. By creating a culture of caring, Fabian is fostering a sense of belonging and purpose among the employees, which has led to better performance and outcomes for the organization as a whole.
Being A Great Leader
Fabian has been passionate about nutraceuticals because nutrition helps people live their best and healthiest lives. He has become a successful leader owing to his empathetic and understanding approach. “To me, success is being able to provide great quality products to those who need them and improving people’s lives. But also building a great team, working for a great company who shares your core values and principles,” elucidates Fabian. “Having a great family and friends to support you as well. And success is not something that once it´s achieved, it’s guaranteed to stick with you forever. It is an ongoing process and something that you always must work for.”
His advice to every leader is to do what they do with passion. “That has been my engine my entire life, and that is the fuel that will keep me going and striving to be better every day. If you do it with passion and with a competitive mindset, trying to be the best you can be, there’s no going wrong,” adds Fabian. “We have a very strong People & Culture Corporate team and one of its top priorities is preparing our teams to be the best they can be, supporting our team members throughout their career, and developing different sets of skills. It focuses on building the future leaders of the company.”
Building A Great Brand
Megalabs USA is a subsidiary of Megalabs, an international pharmaceutical company that manufactures, markets, and distributes pharmaceutical products. It distributes over-the-counter products formulated with natural ingredients and plant extracts known for their medicinal attributes, combining them with nutraceuticals, vitamins, and minerals to produce highly effective products for various wellness categories.
Its mission is to develop and market effective, among others, over-the-counter medicines and nutraceuticals, preferably of natural origin, that improve the health and quality of the customers’ lives. Company products are readily available in all markets in the Americas through subsidiaries and distributors, highly committed to their brands, and active in multiple retail channels, including drug, food, mass, and e-commerce.
The company’s vision has led Megalabs to build a successful multinational company with leading quality and effective products in the essential categories of over-the-counter medicines and nutraceuticals. They have achieved this while complying with the standards and procedures related to drug manufacturing processes to ensure the efficacy and safety of the products. Megalabs USA has developed and provided effective, over-the-counter products and supplements that use natural ingredients to improve people’s health and quality of life. The company’s product, Prunelax, is one of the top natural solutions for digestive disorders in Latin America and is highly popular across North America.
It is pertinent that Megalabs USA manufactures and distributes Prunelax, a leader in natural and effective solutions to maintain bowel regularity. Prunelax is widely distributed throughout the Americas through multiple retail channels, including drug, food, mass, and e-commerce.
Made from Senna leaf extract and Prune fruit extract that relieves occasional constipation and helps maintain bowel regularity, Prunelax products deliver overnight natural relief. This is one of Megalab’s favorite products because of its natural ingredients and efficacy, and it has been in the company for the past 20 years in the US market.
Another brand that Fabian likes is Enterex, e.g., Enterex® Diabetic with GLUCOSE CARB CONTROL, a nutritionally complete and balanced shake for people with diabetes. It contains a unique blend of slow-digesting low glycemic index carbohydrates, protein, omega-3 healthy fats, and fiber to help manage blood sugar spikes when used in a nutritional management plan. “Being passionate about nutrition, this product gives me the satisfaction of providing consumers with products that fulfill their needs in such a sense,” says Fabian.
Building A Bright Future
Megalabs is an innovative company that applies cutting-edge techniques to develop accessible products to improve people’s lives. It strives for high standards and maximum-quality products and is close to patients and consumers to ensure its products are natural solutions for real people. Megalabs’ mission is to support a healthy balance by providing quality trust and security-backed products with years of experience, commitment, and support to the well-being of the communities it serves. Fabian’s goal is to play a leading role in making sure that people who need medicines the most have the opportunity to access quality products.
Megalabs USA’s primary focus is in the wellness segment, and it firmly believes that natural solutions are one of the critical drivers of wellness. “Our mission is to develop and market effective over-the-counter medicines and nutraceuticals, preferably of natural origin, that improve the health and quality of our customers’ lives. And that’s why we always look for innovation and ways to market products at an early stage,” adds Fabian. “We have a strong R&D team who focuses on innovation and time to market. We are always looking to have the best product available on the market in terms of quality, while also being accessible to the consumers.”
A pilot plant and an analysis laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art technology allow Megalabs to implement its ideas and fulfill its mission: to position its products as quality benchmarks. The Pilot Plant enables the design, manufacture, and analysis of formulations, ranging from small quantities of laboratory-size batches to the manufacture of ICH pilot batches for stability.
“In the short term we are seeking to continue building a successful company in the US Market and also turning into a leader in the nutraceuticals business in Latam& US (20 countries in total),” states Fabian. “We must continue improving access to high-quality products, remaining close to consumers. Megalabs is an agile company with constant organic and inorganic growth, full of challenges and surprises, and we will continue such a path.”