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Media >>Anadach Governance Academy Webinar

Date: Tuesday December 8th 2020 
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 UTC (2:00 – 3:00pm Accra, 3:00 – 4:00pm Lagos, 4:00 – 5:00pm Johannesburg, 5:00 – 6:00pm Nairobi).
Webinar format:  60 minutes on Zoom

Please register to participate. And do share with relevant colleagues. Thank you.


Guest Speaker

  • Dr. James A. Rice,  Ph.D., FACHE, Managing Director & Senior Advisor, Governance and Leadership, Gallagher Human Resources & Compensation Consulting, Minneapolis, US; Advisory Board Member, Anadach Group


  • Ms. Elizabeth Adu; International Legal and Development Specialist, Arlington, Virginia/ Advisory Board Member, Anadach Group

  • Dr. Godfrey Sikipa, Chief Executive Officer, COMPRE Health Services, and Member of the Presidential Advisory Council to the President of Zimbabwe, Harare Zimbabwe

  • Ms. Ifueko Omoigui Okauru, Africa Initiative for Governance Fellow, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  • Mr. Nathaniel Otoo, Senior Fellow, Results for Development, Washington DC

  • Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria



14:00 – 14:05 Introduction and welcome – Anadach Group

14:05 – 14:15 Improving Board Governance for Private Healthcare Opening Remarks – Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele, Deputy Governor Ogun State, Nigeria

14:20 – 14:30 Panel Effective Public Health Sector & NGO Board Governance – Dr. James Rice, Download Presentation

14:30 – 14:50 Question and Answer session

                       * Why is board governance important in the development of high performing private healthcare                                  systems in Africa?
                       * How can private health sector organizations in Africa benefit from good board governance?
                       * Are there lessons from other sectors that may be relevant in healthcare?

14:50 – 15:25 Question and Answer session

15:25 – 15:30 Thanks/Announcements – Anadach Group

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Dr. Jim A. Rice

Guest Speaker

Dr Jim Rice (PhD, FACHE) is Senior Adviser with the Governance & Leadership service line of Gallagher’s Human Resources & Compensation Consulting practice. He focuses his consulting work on strategic governance structures and systems for high performing, tax-exempt nonprofit, credit union and health sector organizations and integrated care systems; visioning for large and small not-for-profit organizations; and leadership development for Physicians, Boards and C-Suite Senior Leaders. 

Dr. Rice holds masters and doctoral degrees in management and health policy from the University of Minnesota. He has received the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award; a National Institute of Health Doctoral Fellowship; a US Public Health Service Traineeship in Hospital Management; a Bush Leadership Fellowship at Stanford and the National University of Singapore; and the American Hospital Association’s Corning Award for Excellence in Hospital Planning. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). 

Dr. Rice has worked in over 34 countries and was recently Project Director and Global Technical Lead for Governance in a large $200 million USAID funded project serving countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Dr. Rice holds faculty positions at The Strathmore School of Business, Nairobi, Kenya; The Advance Institute for Health Services Management in Prague, the Czech Republic; The Judge School of Business, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England; and the Program in Health Administration at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health. He has lectured at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in Durban, South Africa; The Thunderbird International School of Management in Arizona; Cornell University; The School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, and Harvard University. He serves as Chairman for the International Advisory Board for Children’s HeartLink, an organization committed to building cardiac care capacity in developing countries, and Crescent Cove, a
respite and hospice service coordinator for children facing life-limiting illnesses. He is on the Dean’s Cabinet for the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.


Engr. Noimot Salako- Oyedele

Special Guest

Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele is a Civil Engineer who graduated from the University of Lagos Nigeria, followed by a Master's degree in Public Health Engineering from the Imperial College of Science & Technology London, UK. She is a multi-talented professional with over 3 decades of proven records of experience in  Civil Engineering, Consulting, and Real Estate.  While in the United Kingdom, she worked as a Graduate Engineer and Project Manager at Ove Arup & Partners. On her return to Nigeria, she was Managing Director, NOS Nigeria Limited between 1995 and 2014, where she engaged in the construction of numerous projects ranging from office, commercial, industrial and residential buildings for the public and private sectors.
Engr. Salako-0yedele was also former Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer between 2014 and 2015 at Glenwood Property Development Company Limited where she previously served as General Manager Business Development.  She  then became the Acting Managing Director, Grenadines Homes Limited in 2015, a position she held till she ventured into politics and emerged as the Ogun State Deputy Governor, making her the only female Deputy Governor inthe South West States of Nigeria.


Ms. Elizabeth Adu


Ms. Adu, a member of the Anadach Advisory Board, retired from the World Bank in 2013, where her last appointment was as Director for Operations Services for the Latin America and Caribbean Region.

Since her retirement from the World Bank, Ms. Adu has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), an international research center based in Indonesia. Following the decision in November 2018 for CIFOR to merge with the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), she became a member of the Common Board for CIFOR/ICRAF. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Dunstan Wai Memorial Charitable Foundation, an NGO that supports the education of girls in South Sudan and Northern Uganda. She is also a member and advisor of the Partnership For Transparency Fund, an NGO working with civil society to demand good governance in the public sector.

Ms. Adu joined the World Bank’s Legal Department as a lawyer working on projects in all sectors in the Africa region, and rose to be Chief Counsel for the Africa Region and was appointed Deputy General Counsel for Operations in 2004. As Deputy General Counsel for Operations, Ms. Adu was responsible for the legal and policy issues related to the Work Bank’s operations all over the world. She also interacted regularly with the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors and participated in all Board meetings over a period of three years. In 2007, Ms. Adu was asked by the World Bank’s senior management to oversee the implementation of major reforms to the World Bank’s Conflict Resolution System.

Ms. Adu received her Law Degree from the University of Ghana, Legon and an LLM from Temple University Law School. She is a member of the Ghana Bar.


Dr. Godfrey Sikipa


Dr. Sikipa is a physician with a post-graduate qualification in Maternal and Child Health (MCH). He worked at various levels of the Zimbabwean health system from junior hospital clinician rising through the ranks at District, Province and National levels ending as Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Health. Godfrey is the Founder and currently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Senior Technical Advisor of Compre Health Services, a private health consulting and service delivery company registered in Zimbabwe and based in Harare. He is the immediate past chairman of the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals Management Board. Recently he was appointed as a board member of Island Hospice and Healthcare, established in 1979 as the first
hospice in Africa.

In addition, as a Member of the Presidential Advisory Council to the President of Zimbabwe , he has participated in development of High Level Advisories to the President on various health issues including the COVID 19. He is a Current member of the Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG) of the Governing Board of the Geneva-based Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. In addition, he has wide global experience, having worked in various senior-level leadership and management positions leading multinational, multicultural teams in both developed and developing countries.


Mrs Ifueko M Omoigui Okauru


Mrs Ifueko M. Omoigui Okauru is a chartered accountant, chartered tax practitioner and management consultant. A graduate of the University of Lagos, Nigeria, Imperial College, London, and Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, she is the part-owner and chief executive officer of Compliance Professionals Plc, Nigeria.

She currently serves on four three public boards in Nigeria: Central Securities Clearing System PLC MTN Nigeria PLC (independent Non-Executive Director); Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC (independent director) and Nigerian Breweries PLC (non-executive director). She is also a member of the board of ReStraL Ltd, a firm of management consultants, which she founded in 1996; and a member of
the Board of DAGOMO Foundation Nigeria (Limited by Guarantee), a family-based social enterprise. She is also Chairman of the Nigeria Tax Research Network as well as President of the Queen’s College Old Girls Association (QCOGA).

As executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria from May 2004 to April 2012, Mrs. Okauru championed tax reforms and the modernization of the Nigerian tax administration system. During her tenure, she spearheaded comprehensive tax reforms that led to the development of a national tax policy for the very first time and the modification of nine principal tax legislations, of which
five were passed into law. She also initiated a comprehensive overhaul of all tax statutes and development of supportive regulations; initiated re-engineering and automation of tax administration processes; recorded visible improvement in tax administration resulting in significant growth in oil and non-oil tax revenues accruing to government, and increased awareness amongst the populace of their obligations, as well as improved the motivation of staff in the discharge of their duties.

As executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria, she was a member of the Nigerian president’s economic management team and a member of the National Stakeholders Working Group of the Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI); and a part-time member of the United Nations (UN) Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters from August 2009 to July 2013, where she was chairman of the sub- committee on Capacity Building. Notably, she was the first female executive chairman of FIRS, and the first female chairman of the Joint Tax Board of Nigeria. She was most recently the 2019-2020 Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Fellow at the Blatvanik School of Government, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK given to persons who have distinguished themselves in Public Service. She was Pioneer Chairman of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund and in the past acted as Independent Director of Central Securities Clearing System PLC and Diamond Bank PLC.

Ifueko is a recipient of several awards for distinguished service to her country, Nigeria. She is a member of the Federal Republic, a Nigerian national honor.


Professor Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo


Professor Otegbayo is the Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. He has held several administrative positions including President, Association of Resident Doctors, Chairman, Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), UCH, National Publicity Secretary, MDCAN, and Member, Oyo State Executive Council of Nigeria Medical Association. He was Head, Department of Medicine, University of Ibadan, the Director of Clinical Services, Research and Training & Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, UCH Ibadan. He was also World Bank Consultant to the Ministry of Health & Sanitation, Sierra Leone

and later the maiden Chief Medical Director, University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospitals Complex, Freetown. Professor Otegbayo is currently the Vice President cum President-Elect of the Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria, and Sub-specialty Head of Gastroenterology of the West African College of Physicians.

He is also a member of the International Relations Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology, United States of America. Jesse is a Chartered Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM), Fellow Certified International Professional Manager, United Kingdom (FCIPM-UK), Fellow Member of the International Professional Managers Association (FPMA), and holds a Professional Postgraduate Qualifying Diploma in Management Consultancy and Organizational Transformation.

He is a renowned academic and has published over 100 publications, and over the past twenty years, he has taught and supervised both undergraduate and postgraduate students to the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Ibadan, and the Fellowship of the National Postgraduate Medical College and the West African College of Physicians.

Jesse has an MBBS from University of Ibadan and obtained the Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians. He subsequently underwent post-fellowship training in in Gastroenterology at the University of Tel-Aviv and at the Johann-Wolfgang Goethe Hopitale, Frankfurt, Germany. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (FACG) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physician (FRCP), Glasgow.  Professor Otegbayo also obtained a MSc and Ph. D in Chemical Pathology/Immunology at the University of Ibadan.


Nathaniel Otoo


Nathaniel Otoo has been involved in health policy design and implementation for
over 15 years. He served as Director, Deputy CEO and eventually CEO of Ghana’s
National Health Insurance Scheme between 2006 and 2017. His previous work
experience has spanned social protection, manufacturing and trade promotion.
Nathaniel is a founding member of the Joint Learning Network for UHC. He went on
to become the network’s first convener in 2013.

Nathaniel has contributed to, and supported numerous local, regional and global
UHC activities. In 2018, he was appointed as the founding Executive Director of the
Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre (SPARC), an initiative hosted by Amref
in Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently an independent consultant and a Senior Fellow at
the Washington DC based Results for Development Institute. Nathaniel currently
chairs two Boards in the financial sector of Ghana, and sits on several other boards,
including the Advisory Board of Duke University’s Launch and Scale Speedometer.
Nathaniel is passionate about building world class institutions and mentoring policy
practitioners. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law, a professional qualification in
Law and a Master’s Degree in International Relations.

Jim Rice
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