PENDA HEALTH APPOINTS CFO AS GROWTH PHASE PICKS MOMENTUM

Newly appointed Penda Health Institution Ms. Freshiah Nganga. PHOTO /DONALD KOGAI

PENDA HEALTH APPOINTS CFO AS GROWTH PHASE PICKS MOMENTUM

By Donald Kogai

Primary health care solutions provider Penda

Health announced the appointment of key

executives as it seeks to deepen its corporate

leadership pool.

Penda Health, a growing operator of quality and

affordable medical centres in Nairobi city and

its environs, appointed finance professional Ms

Freshiah Nganga as its Chief Financial Officer.

Joining Penda Health from Ethiopia based

Investment firm, Flow Equity LLC, Ms Nganga

has been tapped to lead Penda Health’s Finance

Management function.

Speaking when she confirmed the appointment,

Penda Health General Manager for Medical

Centres, Ms. Marion Kago, said Ms Nganga

would provide strategic financial leadership

support for the health solutions firm, currently

focusing on service and product diversification

goals.

Penda Health, Kago said, currently operates 17

paperless, technology-enabled medical centres

in Nairobi, serving more than 250,000 patients

annually.

“At Penda Health, we are excited to welcome

such a seasoned professional as Ms Nganga to

lead our Finance Management function. In her

new role as the CFO and with her proven

experience in financial reporting, fund-raising,

risk management, stakeholder management,

strategic planning and execution, she will be

partnering with our Leadership Team to make

the company’s most important strategic

decisions during this critical phase of our

growth,” Kago said, adding that, “Alongside

investments in our human capital base, we are

currently expanding vertically by adding

services, investing heavily in digital health

capabilities, and partnering with insurance

companies and major employers to provide

affordable health insurance to Kenyan families.”

Before joining Penda, Ms Nganga was serving

as the Group CFO at Flow Equity which is one of

Ethiopia’s leading venture capital firms with

interests in the country’s agricultural sector. She

has also previously served in Kenya as the

Group CFO for KFC restaurants’ franchisee

Kuku Foods East Africa Holdings.

A Masters in Business Administration – Finance

option Degree graduate from the United States

International University – Africa and a Daystar

University Bachelor of Commerce; Accounting,

Business Administration and Management

Degree alumni, Ms Nganga started her career

as an Audit Senior with Deloitte East Africa.

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