Dr. Angela Gichaga is a public and social sector enthusiast with experience working across civil service, consulting, and NGOs and academia.
She is an executive coach, human capital and leadership development advisor with regional and global expertise, as well as an exceptional track record of optimizing performance. Angela runs her tailor made Pathway to Parity programme to empower women and young people in the workplace and society.
She now serves developing country Ministries of Health and Ministries of Finance globally, in building resilient and sustainably financed primary and community health systems as CEO of the Financing Alliance for 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 Ministry Of Health Kenya (MOH) 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, service delivery, recruitment, monitoring and capacity building.
She then joined the MOH HQ, where she supported health financing, co-developed national strategies and prepared reports on the country’s health achievements.
From civil service, she then joined McKinsey & Company’s Africa Delivery Hub (ADH) working on socio-economic and development issues in Africa before transitioning into her role at the Financing Alliance for Health.
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 was named one of Fortune's Worlds Greatest Leaders in 2018, an Archbishop Tutu Leadership fellow in 2019, 2nd place for Women Empowerment in the Workplace at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards in 2021 and a Skoll Awardee in 2022. She also serves on the Global Board of Population Services International that operates in 46 countries globally, an investment committee member of the US$100 million SDG Outcomes Fund and on the Prevail Fund advisory Board.