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CHS Team

Founder & Managing Director

Maraki Fikre Merid

Healthcare strategy, management consulting, Africa pharma and healthcare market, business development and operational research.

Healthcare strategist and expert in private sector engagement with 15+ years of experience in healthcare strategy, Africa pharma and healthcare market and business development, data analysis and operational research, project management, and healthcare/hospital operations.
Co-Founder & Advisor

Lauren Arnold

Healthcare strategist, advisor, and innovator, with 30+ years of global experience.

Healthcare strategist, advisor, and expert in clinical operations with 30+ years of experience in healthcare management, digital health and virtual care, health policy and regulation, clinical operations, nursing strategy, and education.
Partner, West Africa

Egbe Osifo-Dawodu

Senior advisor to the IFC, expert in healthcare strategy, financing, and policy.

Expert in Health Strategy, Health care Financing, Health Policy, Strategic Planning, Implementation, and Business Development. Over 26 years of experience in healthcare coverage policy, provision, and financing in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Member of IFC’s Health Practice Group and Board Member MedAccess.
Partner, Middle East

Joe Zoghbi

Healthcare support services, PPPs, medical equipment, project management, operations, and healthcare finance

Expert in Healthcare Support Services with 15+ years of experience in PPPs, pharmamarket data systems, medical equipment, project management, operations, and healthcare financing
Partner, East Africa / Ethiopia

Ruth Dresslegn

Specialist in global pharma marketing and supply chain operations.

Pharma specialist with over a decade experience in B2B and B2C businesses in the biotech industry, strong supply chain operations in Ethiopia, pricing and global marketing of pharmaceutical investments, and structuring.
Consultant, Financial Lead

Faith Nyabuto

Financial analysis, business consulting, and investment advisory.

Financial analyst, business consultant, and investment advisor with 10+ years of experience in advising start-ups and SMEs on their market strategy and scaling models focused on investment structuring and growth.

Njeri Gitau

Global health systems strengthening, private sector development, and policy.

Expert in health systems strengthening, private sector development, policy formulation and development, and regulatory reform with a focus on quality of care, health care financing, program management, and community health systems.
Healthcare Lead

Fiker Eshetu

Specialist in general medicine and market research.

Specialist in General Medicine with 5+ years of experience in project coordination, healthcare facility assessment, pharmaceutical market data analysis, program management, and organizational development.
Pharma Lead

Elbethl Alemaw

Pharmacist and specialist in pharma market analysis and research.

Pharmacist and specialist in pharmaceutical market analysis and research.
IT Manager

Brook Shimelis

Specialist in general medicine and IT.

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CHS Partners and Advisors

Barbara O’Hanlon

Senior advisor to the World Bank, and expert in digital health and PPPs.

Senior advisor to the World Bank and recognized leader in international health policy and implementation with over 24 years of experience in advocacy and strategic communication to create favorable policy environments for key health issues. She works with CHS around digital health and PPP in key African markets.

Ambaw Bellete

Global biopharma, diagnostic, and medical device senior executive with 30+ years of experience in biotech.

Global biopharma, diagnostic, and medical device senior executive with 30+ years of experience in biotech and track record of building and leading high-growth businesses and exceptional teams. Expert across all aspects of alliance management, business development, commercialization, fundraising, government affairs, investor relations, life cycle management, joint venture management, market access, medical affairs, research & development, regulatory and supply chain.

Anthony Okoth

Seasoned executive with experience in public health, program management, and business development.

Seasoned executive with a diverse background spanning public health, program management, and business development. 15+ years of experience, including roles at the UN ECA, PATH, and CHAI, where he has successfully managed public health programs across sub-Saharan Africa.

Carsten Micheel

Expert in strategic healthcare and operational consulting.

Expert in strategic healthcare and operational consulting, including facility construction and planning across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. 10+ years of experience in healthcare planning, financial feasibility, operator onboarding, and business case strategy.

Florence Gaudry-Perkins

Expert in scaling digital health for access and impact in emerging markets.

Expert in scaling digital health for access and impact in emerging markets, including lobbying, informing, and influencing the global health and digital ecosystem. She has supported organizations like the Novartis Foundation, Tony Blair Initiative, and companies like CEPHEID (global diagnostics), Merck, etc. on their digital strategy for the developing world.