CEO, Financing Alliance for Health
Dr. Angela Gichaga is a public/social sector enthusiast with experience working across civil service, consulting, and NGOs and academia, to improve the quality of peoples’ lives through gender advocacy, leadership training, coaching, and health. Angela 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, health administrator, policy maker, academic and consultant. Angela served the MOH Kenya as a District Medical Officer of Health (DMOH) and a hospital in charge (MEDSUP) in both Meru and Garbatulla, leading ~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 supported health financing, co-developed national strategies and prepared reports on the country’s health achievements. Angela 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. She then joined McKinsey & Company’s Africa Delivery Hub (ADH) working across multiple sectors, especially on socio-economic and development issues in Africa. She now serves developing country governments globally, in building resilient and sustainably financed health systems as CEO of the Financing Alliance for Health. Her duties include strategic development and fundraising, initiative development, stakeholder management, recruiting and team development and overall management. She was named one of Fortune's Worlds Greatest Leaders in 2018.