Dr Angela Nyambura Gichaga, Chief Executive Officer
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.
Hafeez Ladha, Innovative Finance Director
Hafeez Ladha has worked across the public, private and social sectors, with a focus on emerging markets. Hafeez started his career managing communicable disease prevention clinical trials and strategic health planning across South Africa. He subsequently joined the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Tanzania to design, develop and implement a results-based financing program focused on maternal and child health services.
Hafeez then joined CHAI’s Global Vaccines Team overseeing vaccine packaging, distribution and delivery programs across Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi and Ethiopia. Most recently Hafeez served as a Consultant and Case Team Leader out of Bain & Company’s Washington, DC office working across healthcare, tourism, food and beverage, senior living, textiles and hotels. His focus has been in Bain’s private equity practice which works with private equity funds and hedge funds to diligence and value potential acquisitions. Hafeez has also been responsible for selecting, scoping and staffing Bain’s pro bono global social impact projects.
Hafeez holds a BSc from McMaster University (Canada), an MPH from Columbia University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In his free time, Hafeez enjoys traveling, discussing Canadian politics and performing as a rather unamusing stand up comic.
Lizah Masis, Country Investment & Knowledge Director
Lizah is a global health and finance leader with a passion for increasing access to care in low and middle income countries through finding sustainable financing solutions for health systems and critically assessing where resources are invested to maximize population health.
Lizah previously worked in Wells Fargo’s Global Financial Institutions group as a Country Officer based in San Francisco covering US based Asia-Pacific institutional clients. She later transitioned to European coverage based in London as a Relationship Manager for large and complex bank clients. In both roles, she was responsible for strategically developing and deepening Wells Fargo’s relationships with a portfolio of select clients. She was also responsible for managing credit and compliance risk associated with the portfolio in conjunction with Global Relationship Managers and risk underwriting teams.
Most recently, Lizah served as the Business Development and Finance lead for the internationally renowned London School of Economics (LSE) Africa Summit, a dynamic platform bringing together leading scholars, policy makers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals, and students for a robust conversation on issues impacting the African continent. In this capacity, Lizah was responsible for fundraising through forging compelling partnerships with sponsors and collaborators, and managing all finance matters for the Summit.
She joined the Financing Alliance for Health as the Country Investment & Knowledge Director to engage with a spectrum of stakeholders including governments as primary clients, major NGOs, global funders, banks, and private investors to design, develop and implement financing solutions to address health sector investment gaps in low and middle-income countries. She also leads knowledge management efforts for the organization. She believes closing the health sector investment gap is critical in ensuring access to health for everyone.
Lizah holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Swarthmore College (USA) and an MSc in Health Economics & Policy from the London School of Economics (UK). In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, volunteering, and discovering African authors.
The Financing Alliance for Health is a fiscally sponsored program of Capital for Good USA, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations to Capital for Good USA are tax deductible to the extent provided by applicable law.
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