Dr. Olamide Okulaja

Has a progressive 13-year career path in the healthcare sector, with multiple areas of focus on Healthcare, Healthcare Financing, Hospital Management Information Systems, Healthcare Quality, Human Resources Management and Business Development. He has an MBA in International Healthcare Management from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and a MBBS from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos. Olamide once lead the World Bank Group’s engagements in Ogun, Kwara and Lagos States, Nigeria, and also supports the ministry of health and National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) at the Federal level as a Consultant Healthcare Financing Specialist, on policy and regulatory issues; and is also part of a World Bank team supporting the strategy of Nigeria in attaining Universal Healthcare Coverage.
He is the Interim Partnership Lead of the Nigerian Consortium of the African Health Markets for Equity (AHME), a $60,000,000 USD Pan-African Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Department for International Development (DFIF), UK to address impediments to private sector participation in delivering quality healthcare to the underserved. He also sits as the Chair of the AHME/World Economic Forum/Ogun State Project Management Unit on the 14 initiatives to leapfrog activities within the Araya Scheme in Ogun State. Olamide is a member of several Technical Working Groups such as the Lagos State Core Team on the Implementation of the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme, the Lagos State Technical Working Group on Private Public Partnerships and the Lagos State Technical Working Group on ICT implementation for Health. He is also leading on the development of a technical framework to promote access to capital by Private Health SMEs in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment and the Lagos State Ministry of Health.