Leaders Forum

Connecting key government officials and industry principals to discuss ideas on addressing basic health needs and advancing the current healthcare system in Nigeria.

Theme: Nigeria's Healthcare Renaissance: Navigating a transformative healthcare landscape

The Leader's Forum is an exclusive event and is by invitation only.

16 - 18 April 2025

Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria


Shiro restaurant is a Pan-Asian restaurant located at Landmark Centre, Landmark Village, Water Corporation Road, Eti-Osa, Lagos, Nigeria. It offers Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Mediterranean cuisines. The restaurant has a bar and lounge and offers late-night dining. Shiro has an outdoor seating and is known for its view overlooking the ocean.


Welcome to the Leaders Forum: Unveiling Nigeria's Healthcare Renaissance! Get ready to embark on a transformative journey in the world of healthcare.

Nigeria is on the cusp of a healthcare revolution, and this forum is your exclusive entry point to the forefront of change

Join us as we dissect the age-old question: Can we achieve both affordability and quality in healthcare, or are trade-offs inevitable? Discover innovative strategies for bridging skill gaps in the healthcare workforce and explore groundbreaking financing models for a sustainable future. Plus, gain unique insights into the impact of currency fluctuations on healthcare and more.

Be part of the transformation, be part of the conversation.

The Leaders Forum is where visionaries converge to lead the way in Nigeria's healthcare renaissance. Secure your place now and become a catalyst for change in the dynamic world of healthcare.

Who should attend

  • Senior Government Policy Officers
  • Legislators (House Committee on Health Members)
  • Chief Executive Office
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Medical Directors
  • Healthcare Policy Advisor
  • Healthcare Executive
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Medical Insurance Officers
  • Investors
  • Procurement Heads

Leaders Forum speakers

Abayomi Sule

Founder & Managing Director, Tillit MSME Microservices Limited and Non-Executive Board Member, PATH

Dr Adedayo Sobamowo

CEO, Hermes Consulting 

Dr Adeyinka Adeyemi

Head of Medical Services and Chief Medical Officer
Avon Healthcare Limited (Avon HMO)

Dr Adetokunbo Shitta-Bey

Chief Executive Officer, Duchess Hospital  

Dr Mories A Toki (Hon.)

Chief Executive Officer,
The Africa Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth), Lagos, Nigeria

Olumide Okulaja

Technical Adviser to the Lagos State Honourable Commissioner for Health

Dr Lola Odedere 

Head of Fraud, Waste and Abuse Control, AXA Mansard 

Dr Tinuola Akinbolagbe

MD/CEO, Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN), 

Leaders Forum Agenda

Thursday, 18 April 2024


11:30 Welcome Remarks
Olumide Okulaja, Health Economist, Lagos State Ministry of Health  

11:45 PANEL TOPIC: Nigeria's Healthcare Renaissance: Navigating a transformative healthcare landscape   

Discussion points

  • Empowering Local Healthcare Manufacturing for Self-Reliance: How can we empower local healthcare manufacturing through government policies and private sector involvement to reduce dependency on imports? What challenges might arise in this transformation?
  • Affordability vs. Quality in Healthcare Services: Can we realistically achieve both affordability and high-quality healthcare services simultaneously? Are there trade-offs, and how can they be managed?
  • Balancing Profit Motives and Public Health: In healthcare collaborations, how can we ensure that profit-driven motives align with the broader public interest of enhancing healthcare access and quality, even if it means challenging traditional business models?
  • Discussing the potential of Nigeria's healthcare advancements, coupled with economic factors, to position the country as a hub for medical tourism


  • Olumide Okulaja, Health Economist, Lagos State Ministry of Health


  • Dr Adeyemi Adeyinka, Head of Medical Services and Chief Medical Officer, Avon Healthcare Limited (Avon HMO)
  • Dr Lola Odedere, Head of Fraud, Waste and Abuse Control, AXA Mansard 
  • Dr Mories Atoki (Hon.), Chief Executive Officer, ABCHealth,
  • Tinuola Akinbolagbe, MD & CEO, Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN)                  

12:45 Seizing opportunities: The year of implementation and healthcare innovation in Nigeria  

  •  Shaping the future or shaking the foundations - Assessing the disruptive potential of healthcare startups and their impact on established systems in Nigeria's evolving healthcare landscape
  • The role of the Nigerian government in creating an enabling environment for healthcare innovation
  • The role of investment in fuelling healthcare innovation and its impact
  • Exploring bold regulatory changes that can catalyse innovation in Nigerian healthcare, while navigating potential controversies and risks
  • Embracing change and innovation - How startups and regulatory innovation intersect in driving transformative change within Nigeria's healthcare ecosystem.       


  • Olumide Okulaja, Health Economist, Lagos State Ministry of Health


  • Abayomi Sule, Founder & Managing Director, Tillit MSME Microservices Limited and Non-Executive Board Member, PATH
  • Dr Adeyemi Adeyinka, Chief Medical Officer, Avon Healthcare Limited (Avon HMO)
  • Dr Adedayo Sobamowo, CEO, Hermes Consulting, Founder, HealthStack
  • Tosin Jolayemi, Chairman, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) and, Managing Director, Daily-Need Group
  • Yewande Adekoya. Vice President, AdvantageHealth


13:30 Leader’s Networking Brunch

15:00 End of Leaders’ Forum