Dr. Angela Nyambura Gichaga
Chief Executive Officer, The Financing Alliance for Health
Dr. Angela Gichaga, a clinician, health economist, and recent management consultant with McKinsey & Company, has joined the Financing Alliance as Chief Executive Officer, effective June 2017. Angela, in coordination with the Financing Alliance's Project Advisory Committee and fiscal sponsor Capital for Good USA, is responsible for strategic development and fundraising, initiative development, stakeholder engagement, recruiting and team development, and management.
She is a public and social sector enthusiast with experience working across civil service, management consulting, NGOs and academia, to improve the quality of peoples’ lives through gender advocacy, leadership training, coaching, mentorship health and education.
Dr. Gichaga completed her undergraduate degree in Medicine, Masters in Health Economics and Policy and Fellowship in Public Sector Management and has served as a frontline clinician, policy maker, and consultant. She served the MOH Kenya as a District Medical Officer of Health (DMOH) and a hospital in charge (MEDSUP) in both Meru and Garbatulla, for ~150 multi-disciplinary team members through coordinating strategic planning, resource mobilization, recruitment, monitoring and capacity building through on job training/ mentorship. She then joined the MOH HQ, where she co-developed national strategies and prepared reports on the country’s health achievements.
She was humbled to receive the Australian Leadership Awards for Africa (2012) and the President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship (2014) in recognition of her exemplary leadership within the civil service and operational track record of excellence in achieving results.
Most recently, Dr. Gichaga worked at McKinsey & Company’s Africa Delivery Hub (ADH) working across multiple sectors, especially on socio-economic and development issues in Africa.
She was named one of Fortune's Worlds Greatest Leaders in 2018