Health Workers Fund
Governing Board




Dr Olaokun Soyinka

Chairman

Dr. Olaokun Soyinka is the current Project Director and Independent Verification Agent for the Saving One Million Lives Program – a consultant to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

A vastly experienced public health administrator, Dr. Soyinka has at different times served as the Commissioner for Health in Ogun State; where he launched the flagship Health Insurance Program, as well as the Health Promotion Officer for the World Health Organization mission in Nigeria.

An MBA holder from the Cranfield School of Management, Dr. Soyinka’s career experience includes a distinguished medical practice history in the UK, as well as being an accomplished publisher of and writer for prominent medical journals and news publications in Nigeria and abroad.

He is a black belt holder in Karate and is fluent in French.

Toyin Adegbite Moore

ED, African Venture Philanthropy

Oluwatoyin is the pioneer founder and manager of Sheafam & Tam limited – an international consultancy firm specializing in organizational development and management for both for-profit and non-profit businesses in Nigeria and the US.

Currently serving as the Executive Director, West Africa for the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA), Ms. Adegbite-Moore has provided consultancy services for the Niger Delta Power Holding Company and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

A BA in Arts holder with a dual major in Political Science and French from Calvin University, as well as a Salzburg fellow, Oluwatoyin is an honoree in the inaugural Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa; with her proficiency in management, fund development and more recognized by numerous organizations, including the US Federal Reserve Bank.

Daniel Ikuenobe

Chairman, Edo State Economic Mgt Team

Daniel has served as a mentor for the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellows as well as an advisor on economic growth and recovery to the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, where he coordinated the ERGP Power & Gas lab project.

He is the current chairman of the Edo State Economic Management Team and a Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on economic matters.

Passionate about achieving sustainable economic growth, Daniel’s unique background has been applied in projects designed to make Nigeria a globally competitive economy by helping to tackle the problem of unemployment through the design of corporate strategy and the shaping of public policy.

Obinnia Abajue

Chief Executive, Hygeia HMO

Obinnia is the current CEO of Hygeia HMO – a leading provider of health insurance services in the Nigerian market.

An alumnus of the prestigious Imperial College, London and the University of Lagos, Obinnia’s professional history in financial services cuts across executive roles in pension management and retail banking in and beyond Nigeria, which has seen him head the business transformation unit for the rest of Africa region at the Standard Bank Group.

A versatile and accomplished professional, Obinnia is licensed and/or certified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Dr. Halimah Sandah

Founder/CEO ROMZAIB Foundation

Dr. Halimah Sanda, MD, MPH is a medical doctor and public health expert with experience in Maternal and Newborn Health, health systems strengthening, health policy formation and implementation. She is also the founder of ROMZAIB foundation, a non-profit working to educate girls & empower women.

As the current sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health (SRMNH) State Lead for all programs at the prestigious Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Kano, Dr. Sanda is responsible for the coordination of executive level engagements between the Kano State Government Ministry of Health, the CHAI and private sector players to help deliver on the state’s public health sector objectives.

Dr. Sanda received her medical degree from the Lugansk Medical University in Ukraine, and her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Debrecen, in Hungary.

She is fluent in multiple languages, including Russian and Arabic.

Olapeju Ibekwe

Sterling Foundation / giving.ng

Head of the Sterling One Foundation, Olapeju is a seasoned communications professional with a consistent history of delivering impactful projects.

An alumnus of the University of Lagos’ department of Mass Communication, Peju has headed the Branding and Corporate Social Responsibility departments for Sterling Bank PLC.

A chartered member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, she also holds a Master’s in Public and International Affairs

Obinna Ukachukwu

Sterling Bank

Obinna is a specialist in business development as well as risk and strategic management with niche in for driving aggressive expansion for companies in key growth phases.

With financial advisory experience for national and multinational corporations, Obinna has successfully delivered growth for companies in retail banking and health insurance.

Currently heading the Health and Education Divisions for Sterling, Obinna is an alumnus of the University of Manchester and the Nnamdi Azikwe University. A Chartered Global Management Accountant, he is passionate about leadership and growing businesses.

Victoria Omoera

Deputy Director, Ministry of Health Lagos

A member of the West African College of Physicians and degree holder in Health Economics from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Dr. Victoria Omoera is the coordinator for reproductive health at the Lagos State Ministry of Health, where she oversees all activities for family planning, adolescent sexuality and reproductive health for the state.

A certified Physiologist and Master’s in Public Health degree holder from the University of Lagos, Dr. Omoera has delivered in various capacities for the Lagos State Ministry of Health, including but not limited to active participation in the state’s Malaria Elimination Program, Health Sector Partners Development Forum, Health Research Committee and more.



Technical advisers to the board




Abubakar Suleiman

Chief Executive Officer, Sterling Bank

Dr Yemi Osinaike

Consultant Paediatrician and Head Accident & Emergency at LUTH