Dr. Amit Thakker

A visionary entrepreneur and an industry captain, Dr. Amit N. Thakker, has been a ground-breaking pioneer in the integration of private sector within the healthcare system in Africa. Dr Thakker actively supports governments, corporates, health organisations and development partners to foster effective public private partnership initiatives towards improved health outcomes.

He is the executive chairman of Africa Health Business, a health consultancy, advisory and investment firm that aims to improve access to quality affordable healthcare in Africa. He is also the president of Africa Healthcare Federation, chairperson of the Kenya Health Professionals Oversight Authority, a member of the Ethical Principles in Health Care (EPiHC) advisory board, he is a fellow of The Academy of Public Health (APH), and the former chairman of Kenya Healthcare Federation. He has served as a director at LumiraDx, Seven Seas Technology, AMREF Flying Doctors Action Aid, East African Health Platform and East African Business Council.

As an active member of several institutions including international business group YPO Gold (Nairobi Chapter), Dr. Thakker also chairs the University of Nairobi Alumni Medical Chapter and serves as an Advisor/Director to AAIC Investment PTE. Ltd, Coalition for Blood in Africa (CoBA), United Asian Network (UAN), Ghanima Ltd, KEPSA (Kenya Private Sector Alliance) and Ministry of Health, Kenya.

Dr. Thakker founded Avenue Healthcare, a Kenyan based integrated private health service provider in 1995 which lead him to receive the “Best Male Entreprenuer of the Year” award by Rotary International in 1999. He has served as the CEO for Amini Management Ltd, Africa Medical Investments plc, Momentum Kenya leading him to win “Best CEO” award by Titans Global in the Business and Professional services category in 2017 and proudly received the Chairman’s Award for Kenya Medical Association in 2004.

Dr. Hala Abu Ghazalah

Dr. Hala has over 25 years of experience in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industries and had several leadership roles within Regulatory Affairs, External Affairs, and Marketing.

She is a pharmacist by education, licensed both in the UAE and Canada.