Githinji Gitahi

OrganisationAmref Health Africa, Kenya

RoleGroup CEO/Director-General


Dr Gitahi is the Group CEO/Director-General Amref Health Africa and also Co-Chair of the UHC2030 WHO and World Bank initiative for achievement of UHC by 2030.

Until his appointment at Amref Health Africa, Dr Gitahi was the Vice President and Regional Director Smile Train, a Global cleft charity. As a medical doctor, he worked both in the public and private sector. He has extensive experience working in the private sector having worked in senior executive roles at GlaxoSmithKIine and Nation Media Group.

He is also member of the Private Sector Advisory Board of Africa CDC and of the World Health Organization’s Community Health Worker Hub. He is member of the Board of Directors of The Standard Group and holds board member positions across Amref Health Africa offices in Africa.

Dr Gitahi has a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nairobi, a Master’s in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing, from United States International University and is completing a certificate for Strategic Perspectives and Non-Profit Management at Harvard University.

Twitter handle: @daktari1 @Amref_Worldwide