Professor Elebute is the promoter of Lagoon Hospitals, Hygeia HMO and the Hygeia Community Health Plan. He holds an MA, MD (Dublin), FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Edin), FWACS, FMCS (Nig). Professor Elebute has been involved in the Nigerian healthcare environment for over 45 years, and was previously the provost of the College of medicine of University of Lagos and the Chief Medical Director of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
He served on the Board of Evans Medical Plc (formerly Glaxo Nigeria Limited) from 1980 and retired as Chairman of the Board in 2004. He also served as Chairman of Glaxo Wellcome Nigeria Ltd until 2002. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Management of University College Hospital, Ibadan (the premier University Teaching Hospital of Nigeria), and consequent upon this appointment he was elected the Chairman of the Committee of Chairmen of the Federal Government’s 53 tertiary hospitals. He has since retired from this position in 2007. Prof is also an awardee of the prestigious CON (Commander of the Order of the Niger) by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
She is a consultant physician. She holds an MB. ChB, MD (Birmingham, UK). Professor (Mrs) Elebute has also been involved in the Nigerian healthcare environment for nearly 35 years. She was previously professor and head of department of physiology at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos where she did extensive research and teaching before moving into the private sector.
He was a previous Managing Director of the African Alliance Insurance Company Limited, which is a major life insurance firm in Nigeria. He was educated in the U.K. and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of U.K. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, of which he was President from 1994 to 1996. In addition to practising insurance, he has lectured widely on the subject in Nigeria.
Mrs. Laoye holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, Cambridge, USA. She is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. Fola has had fifteen years of business experience, both locally and internationally, having trained with Ernst & Young, Lagos and Price WaterHouse Coopers in London.
She is currently the Chairman of Hygeia Nigeria Limited, promoters of Hygeia HMO, Hygeia Community Health Plan, and the Lagoon Hospitals group. Since joining Hygeia, she has been responsible for the start up and growth of the Hygeia HMO business and the Hygeia Community Health Plan as well as the roll-out of two ultra-modern Lagoon hospitals in Lagos. She also lectures part-time at the Lagos Business School (Pan-African University) in the area of Strategy and Business Policy.
Femi Lijadu completed his first degree in law at Durham University, UK and holds a masters degree in law from University College, London. After working as a barrister and solicitor in Nigeria, he joined one of the largest retail banks in Nigeria as part of a take-over team and rose to be an executive director before resigning in 2002 to complete the Sloan Fellowship Msc. Programme at London Business School. Since then he has carved a niche for himself as a consultant on law and foreign investment in Nigeria as well as local content development in the burgeoning oil and gas industry.
An avid reader, he is passionate about music, collecting and promoting modern Nigerian and West African art, corporate social responsibility and issues related to globalisation, economic development and the eradication of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. He is also the chairman of NNNGO (Nigerian Network of Non-Governmental Organisations) which is a voluntary umbrella body for over 800 NGOs in Nigeria. NNNGO is focused on capacity building and sharing of information and skills between NGOs across Nigeria and has over 1000 NGOs and community-based organisations as members. NNNGO was recently appointed by the Nigerian Government to monitor and evaluate implementation of the MDGs in the western part of Nigeria.
Mr. Lars Stork is a Danish National who for more than 30 years has lived a corporate lifestyle as a senior executive for multinational companies such as, Unilever (23 Years) and Telecoms Businesses Celtel (5Years) His work has taken him to all corners of the globe: He built telecommunications networks in India, Zambia, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Nigeria; FMCG factories in China, Europe and the United States, he have lived in more than 15 countries from Norway in the North to Nigeria in the South, Shanghai in the East and New York in the West. Between 2006 and 2008 he was based in Nigeria where he was instrumental in facilitating a tripling of the size of Celtel’s Nigerian Telecommunication business ,from about 5 million to 18 million customers in three years. He won the global award for the best innovative approach in terms of penetrating rural areas in Nigeria and the rest of Sub- Saharan Africa. He was also named in GTB top 100 lists of the most influential people in the telecoms industry.
Dr Olapeju Adenusi - Managing Director
She is a Public health physician with over 2 decades experience in policy development and strategic planning, advocacy, programme management, development of training manuals/curriculum, training in MCH, HIV and AIDS at national, state and LGA levels in Nigeria. She holds an MBBS Degree from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Masters in Public Health from University of Lagos, Nigeria and Masters in Family Planning and Social Research from Mahidol University, Thailand. She has also undergone fellowships at the Bill and Melinda Gate Institute based in the Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA and the Population Leadership Program (PLP), in University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
Dr. Adenusi has an in-depth working knowledge of population, development and reproductive healthcare structures at all levels in government with vast experience in non-governmental organisations and international development agencies operations and procedures. As the CEO of Hygeia Community Health Plan, she is responsible for overall strategic direction of the organization in terms of policy and initiative development. She also has corporate governance accountability to the Board with overall responsibility for delivering on the corporate objectives of the organization.