Dr. Ola Brown Honored as Business Executive of the Month for April 2024

Dr. Ola Brown Honored as Business Executive of the Month for April 2024 by Cosdef Global Institute for Business and Technology

Cosdef Global Institute for Business and Technology has proudly selected Dr. Ola Brown as their Business Executive of the Month for April 2024. This recognition celebrates distinguished figures in the business world who have made significant, trailblazing contributions.

Dr. Ola Brown is a renowned name in the African business landscape, primarily for her pioneering work through Healthcap, a pan-African investment firm she founded. Healthcap is dedicated to investments that foster a healthier world, with a dual focus on infrastructure and venture capital. The infrastructure arm invests in healthcare, clean energy, and social infrastructure projects. Meanwhile, the venture capital side targets pre-Series A startups in fintech and healthtech, having invested in nearly 30 startups.

Before establishing Healthcap, Dr. Brown founded Flying Doctors Nigeria, a tech-enabled urgent care service marketplace. This innovative service has operated in over 100 countries and responded to more than 5,000 urgent care requests, setting new standards in emergency healthcare services across Africa.

Educational and Professional Background
Dr. Brown’s educational journey is as impressive as her professional achievements. She completed her medical and surgical training at Hull York Medical School, followed by work in Acute Medicine in the UK. Her academic pursuits continued in Tokyo, Japan, where she was a recipient of the prestigious Japanese MEXT scholarship. Further enhancing her expertise, she earned a Master’s degree in Finance and Economic Policy from the University of London.

Currently, Dr. Brown also imparts her knowledge as a faculty member at the School of Politics, Policy, and Governance in Nigeria, teaching economics and finance.

Other Ventures and Achievements
In addition to her role at Healthcap, Dr. Ola Brown co-founded Greentree Investment Company, a venture capital firm that provides growth capital to promising tech startups across Africa, diversifying investments across multiple sectors including fintech, media, and health tech.

Dr. Brown’s influence extends to numerous boards and committees, including the Professional Women’s Network in Lagos, the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, and the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce, among others.

Recognition and Impact
An international speaker, Dr. Brown has graced stages at TED Global, the European Union, the World Bank, and many other prestigious forums, sharing insights that resonate worldwide. Her work and impact have been highlighted by global media such as CNN, BBC, and Forbes. She has also been honored with multiple awards, including the Mouldbreaker’s Award, The Future Award as entrepreneur of the year, and recognition as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

In the words of Dr. Joybert Javnyuy, “Dr. Brown not only invests in businesses but invests in people, empowering the next generation of African entrepreneurs to reach their fullest potential.”

Dr. Ola Brown’s accolades and active involvement in various economic and health sectors not only highlight her multifaceted expertise but also her commitment to improving lives through entrepreneurship and innovative healthcare solutions.

The Management

Cosdef Global Institute for Business and Technology

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