A Bit about Us

Venus & Rose was born from our founders' desire to create natural and efficacious skincare for aviators as there was no such product designed for those who work in the skies. The story began when our founders, who are Australian pilots with a combined discipline in aviation, engineering and pharmacy, decided to create their own hydration formula with naturally extracted and potent organic botanicals. In order to find the perfect blend, they recruited dermatologists, cosmetic scientists and pharmacists with clinical cosmeticeutical and dermatology experience to join them and form a pioneering development team.

Combining everyone's expertise and experience, they picked Australia - the country unparalleled in organic, natural and unadulterated plants as the source of active botanicals. Knowing Australian farmers' ability to give incredible attention and care to their harvest, the team set out to source the best local ingredients nationwide and the formulation began.

After three years and thousands of experiments later, HYDR8 was born - the signature hydration facial mask that plumps and quenches dry skin almost instantly are hand-packed in our laboratory with quality assurance at every step of the way.

Board Members

Left to Right - Rita Ram, Nilesh Ram, Jia Yi, Shamus Devereux

Left to Right - Rita Ram, Nilesh Ram, Jia Yi, Shamus Devereux

Board Members

Chief Executive Officer – 

Nilesh Ram currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Venus and Rose Cosmetics, he comes from a rich aviation background as a pilot and engineer. 

Nilesh is someone who understands the cosmetic and beauty industry from both retail and manufacturing sectors as he operates a cosmetic laboratory and supervises product development. 

Nilesh is the most capable candidate in leading the development and execution of long-term strategies for Venus and Rose, with the goal of increasing shareholder value.

Chief Financial Officer –

Shamus Devereux, joined Venus and Rose in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer during Q4 of 2017. A driven member of the company whose background originates from finance. Mr. Devereux has completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of International Business.

He served National Australia Bank as an accredited financial consultant for more than 7 years. Currently, between mortgage broking and financial officer for Venus and Rose, he brings with him not only industry experience from finance but a well-rounded ability to build a positive company-client relationship. 

Head of Research and Development -

Jia Yi has been at the helm of the company’s product research and development. Graduating from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hon). 

Jia Yi has used her knowledge and skill to develop all of Venus and Rose’s cosmetic lines. Jia Yi was employed with Terry White Chemists, Discount Drug Store and Parfrey Pharmacy for a combined total of 7 years.

Jia Yi understands the needs and demands of clients from all walks of life with an array of skin sensitivities which makes her highly valued within the company.

Chief Operations Officer -

Rita Ram, managing businesses of her own since 1985, Rita was educated in the medical field in the biotechnologies laboratory at the Philadelphia Hospital in Haryana, India. Employed between hospitals, laboratories and nursing homes, Rita has amassed an extensive amount of experience in the medical sector. Rita currently manages her businesses in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Hailing from a medical background, Rita will overlook the laboratory production from sourcing, manufacture, quality control and company manufacturing policies in order to ensure Venus and Rose aligns itself with global standards.