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Date: Thursday, November 19 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

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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




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

14:05 – 14:20 Improving Board Governance for Private Healthcare Organizations - Download Presentations

14:20 – 14:40 Panel discussion - Download Presentations

                       * 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?

14:40 – 14:55 Question and Answer session

14:55 – 15:00 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.


Dr. Frannie Léautier


Dr. Léautier, Senior Partner at SouthBridge Group and CEO of SouthBridge Investments has long- standing global experience leading and transforming organisations in the private, public and non-for-profit spheres. She was Vice Chair of the Board, before becoming first Chief Operating Officer and leading the Asset Management business of TDB Group. She had an illustrious career at the World Bank
Group (WBG), including Chief of Staff to the President, and Vice-President. She was Senior Vice President at the AfDB. Dr. Léautier has a track record in operational turnaround, transformational leadership, working with complex multi-constituency governance structures, and engaging high levels of government.

Dr. Léautier founded two companies, is member of the WEF’s Regional Advisory Group for Africa, and is on boards of UN Foundation, Orca Explorations, AZA Finance, Norsad Finance, Institute for Security Studies (ISS), and previously AERC, Uongozi Institute, and Nelson Mandela Institute for Science and Technology. She has authored several books and articles and lectured at Sciences Po, MIT, Harvard, and University of Tokyo. She holds a Masters of Science in Transportation, and a PhD in Infrastructure Systems from MIT. She also holds a doctorate in Humane Letters from North Central College and a doctorate in Law from Lancaster University, honoris causa. She is a member of WRI Ross Prize.


Mr. Tosin Runsewe


Tosin is the Founder/CEO of AfyA Care, an integrated healthcare company that seeks to make good healthcare affordable and accessible within sub-Saharan Africa. He is also the Chairman (Independent) of Evercare Hospital Lekki, which is the first scaled private healthcare facility built in Nigeria in decades. Over the last sixteen years, Tosin led the development of one of Nigeria’s largest non-bank financial
services groups (previously known as Guaranty Trust Assurance/Mansard) operating in Health, P & C and Life Insurance as well as Asset Management.

He has also successfully led the transition of the Company between three different sets of owners including AXA. During this time also, the company was a recipient of a corporate governance award from the Nigeria Stock Exchange. Prior to his spell with GTAssur/ Mansard, he was Treasurer of Guaranty Trust Bank (a leading Pan-African Bank) and played a part in the teams that pioneered several initiatives within the financial markets in Nigeria. He started his career in finance with the erstwhile Credit Lyonnais Bank Nigeria in 1992. Tosin has an M.Sc. in Financial Economics from University of London and completed his Advanced Management Programme (AMP177) in Harvard Business School in 2009.


Ms. Rosalind Kainyah MBE


Rosalind Kainyah MBE is a trusted advisor to Boards and Senior Executives of global companies on sustainability, and responsible business investment and partnerships in emerging markets. She is also an experienced professional non-executive director. In 2014 she was awarded an MBE for services to CSR for the benefit of youth in Africa. Rosalind is a member of the Bar of England and Wales and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is a Non-Executive Director of CAL Bank Limited, Ghana; Board
member of Results for Development (R4D); Vice Chairperson of the Africa Gifted Foundation; and Founding President of International Women’s Forum Ghana. Rosalind has been a Non-Executive Director of Aker Energy AS and of GEMS Africa.


Dr. Amit N. Thakker


As Chairman, Africa Health Business, Amit has been a groundbreaking pioneer in the integration of private sector within the health system in Africa. He actively supports governments, corporates, health organizations and development partners to foster effective Public Private Partnership initiatives towards improved health outcomes. He is the Executive Chairman of Africa Health Business, President of Africa Healthcare Federation, Chairman of the Kenya Healthcare Federation and currently serves as a Director with LumiraDx and Ghanima Limited. An effective member of several institutions, international business group YPO Gold (Nairobi Chapter). Chairman of University of Nairobi Alumni Medical Chapter and an advisor to Asia Africa Investing & Consulting Ltd. He founded Avenue Healthcare in Kenya in 1995.

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