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Valter Adão

Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Deloitte Africa

As the Chief Digital and Innovation Officer for Deloitte Africa, Valter Adão leads a team of diverse specialists that create leading digital ecosystems to assist clients and employees understand the Digital Transformation journey.....

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Luiz Augusto Carneiro

CEO, IESS (Instituto de Estudos de Saúde Suplementar)

Luiz Augusto Carneiro is the CEO of the IESS (Instituto de Estudos de Saúde Suplementar), a wellknown private think tank in the Brazilian health insurance industry.....

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Victoria Barr

Senior Director, FTI Consulting

Victoria Barr is a Senior Director at FTI Consulting. Victoria joined FTI’s Economic and Financial Consulting practice in London in 2012, and transferred to South Africa in 2016. She has over 10 years’ experience in economic consulting...

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Dr H. Vinod Bhat

Vice Chancellor, Manipal University

Dr H. Vinod Bhat (MD) is the sixth Vice Chancellor of Manipal University, India. With an MD in Community Medicine, he is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow....

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Dr Dumisani Bomela

CEO, Hospital Association of South Africa

Dr Dumisani Bomela is the CEO of the Hospital Association of South Africa. He has an MBChB (Natal), DOH (Wits), MPH (Wits), and ...

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Dr Jonathan Broomberg

CEO, Discovery Health

Dr Jonathan Broomberg is CEO of Discovery Health, South Africa's largest health insurer...

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Roly Buys

Consultant, Mediclinic Southern Africa

Until recently, Roly (B Compt (Hons)) was the Strategy and Funder Relations Executive for Mediclinic Southern Africa, a role which included continuous engagement...

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Melanie Da Costa

Chair, Hospital Association of South Africa and Director: Strategy and Health Policy, Netcare Limited

Melanie Da Costa (MCOM and CFA) is chair of HASA and Director Strategy and Health Policy at Netcare....

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Mariné Erasmus

Director, Econex

Mariné is a director at Econex where she heads the Health Economics practice. After completing an applied course in Health Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, she has worked in many different areas of the South African ....

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Dr Sheri Fink

Author, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a
Storm-Ravaged Hospital & Correspondent, New York Times

Dr Sheri Fink (M.D., Ph.D) is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (Crown, 2013) about ....
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Dr Richard Friedland

Group CEO, Netcare Limited

Dr Richard Friedland (BVSc, MBBCh, Dip Fin Man and MBA) is Group Chief Executive Officer of Netcare Limited, responsible for Netcare’s South African and United Kingdom operations....

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Paul Huelskamp

Vice President of Sales, Press Ganey

Paul Huelskamp currently leads Press Ganey’s government, international and emerging markets business development efforts.....

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Neil Kirby

Director, Werksmans Attorneys

Neil Kirby has a BA LLB and LLM and a Certificate in Environmental Law from the University of the Witwatersrand. Neil has been a Director of Werksmans Attorneys since 2000 and is the Head of the Healthcare & Life Sciences practice area...

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Prof Lizo Mazwai

Chair, Office of Health Standards Compliance

Prof Lizo Mazwai is currently Chair of the Board of Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC)...

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Lerato Mbele

Presenter, Africa Business Report, BBC World News

Lerato Mbele is presenter of Africa Business Report on BBC World News television. She joined the BBC in 2012...

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Dr Nomafrench Mbombo

Western Cape Health Minister

Dr Nomafrench Mbombo was born and bred in Mdantsane Township in East London, Eastern Cape, SA. She is currently the Western Cape Health Minister having assumed the position on 1 January 2015...

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Dr Jenni Noble

General Manager, Medscheme

Dr Jenni Noble currently holds the position of General Manager in Medscheme’s Strategic Advisory Unit. She is responsible for the strategy and purchasing of healthcare services on behalf of Medscheme’s clients. Her specific focus is on hospital,....

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Koert Pretorius

CEO, Mediclinic Southern Africa

Koert’s career in the private hospital industry began in May 1990, when he was appointed as internal auditor of the PresMed Group of Private Hospitals (the company was later acquired by Life Healthcare)...

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Matthew Prior

Funder Relations and Health Policy Executive, Life Healthcare

After holding various positions in the UK and US, Matthew joined the Group in 2002 in the information management division, where he was responsible...

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Shivani Ranchod

Healthcare Actuary, Insight Actuaries and Consultants and Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town

Shivani is a healthcare actuary at Insight Actuaries and Consultants and a part-time academic at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She has wide-ranging technical, strategic and policy-related experience across the healthcare system...

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Dr Farai Shonhiwa

Group Strategy Director, Centum Investment Company

Dr Farai Shonhiwa is currently Group Strategy Director for Centum, East Africa's largest listed investment company active in seven key sectors of the regional economy. In addition, she leads Centum’s healthcare...

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Denise Soares dos Santos

CEO, Hospital Beneficencia de São Paulo

Since April 2013, Denise has been the CEO of BP, A Beneficência Portuguesa de São Paulo, one of the largest private health hubs in Latin America with around 1 000 beds...

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Lynette Swanepoel

Healthcare and Insurance Forensic Specialist, Southern African Fraud Prevention Services

Lynette’s experience in the medical and medical schemes industry spans a period of 36 years. After obtaining her Nursing diploma, she opted for a change of course to the medical schemes...

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Andrew Vallance-Owen

Chair, Private Healthcare Information Network (UK)

Andrew Vallance-Owen (MBE, DUniv (B’ham), MBA, FRCS Ed) chairs the Private Healthcare Information Network, which analyses and publishes comparative data from the UK’s...

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