The Board

Mr Max Coppoolse

Chairman: Mr. Max Coppoolse

Mr. Max Coppoolse serves as the Managing Director of African Health Systems Management. Mr. Coppoolse served as Managing Director of Investment Fund for Health in Africa. He worked at Unilever for 11 years and was responsible for the implementation of the restructuring for the Unilever meat/soup…view full profile

Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Obinnia Abajue

Obinnia joined Hygeia HMO Limited as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in November 2016. He has about 20 years of experience in banking and financial services. Prior to joining Hygeia HMO, Mr. Abajue was based in South Africa and was in charge of Business Transformation for Standard Bank’s Personal and …view full profile

Mrs. Fola Laoye

Director: Mrs. Fola Laoye

Mrs. Fola Laoye is the immediate past Chairman of Hygeia Nigeria Limited. She is a graduate of University of Lagos (BSc Accounting, 1990) and qualified as an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales in 1995 and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in 1997. She trained with Coopers…view full profile

Mr Pieter Zuijdgeest

Director: Mr. Pieter Zuijdgeest

Pieter Zuijdgeest also serves as CFO for the Investment Funds for Health in Africa (IFHA). With over 25 years of experience as a financial and operations executive, Pieter has detailed knowledge of finance, acquisitions, divestments, IT and management. Prior to joining IFHA, Pieter…view full profile

Director: Mr. Yann Pambou

Yann joined Swiss Re Direct Investment in 2014 as the Head of Africa for Private Equity and Strategic Acquisitions, taking on responsibility for originating, executing and managing transactions throughout Africa. Prior to that, Yann founded and is currently the Chairman of Africa Bridge…view full profile

Director: Mr. Wole Adeleke

Wole Adeleke is a graduate of Bayero University, Kano and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. A cement industry professional, he has held executive level management positions in AshakaCem Plc and Lafarge Cement Wapco Nigeria Plc, (subsidiary companies of Lafarge…view full profile

Director: Helene Echevin

Helene Echevin holds a degree in Food Sciences and Technology from Polytech Engineering School, Montpellier, France and followed Management Executive Program at INSEAD. Helene was president of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2015-2016. Helene joined CIEL Group in March 2017 as …view full profile


Director: Mr. Biju Mohandas

Mr Mohandas has several years of operating and investing experience across multiple emerging markets in India and Africa. His investment experience includes equity, quasi equity and debt transactions, distressed asset turnarounds and PPPs across healthcare, agribusiness and renewable energy…view full profile