Dr. Diana Wangari is a medical doctor with over 5 years’ experience in healthcare management, social entrepreneurship and investment experience in sub-Saharan Africa. As a Skoll entrepreneurship Scholar and following her MBA at Oxford University, Said Business School, she has come to describe her mission as simple “More Female CEOs”. This based on her own struggles and experiences as an entrepreneur, so she seeks to offer women the same support she received.
She is currently Principal at Lens Africa that is raising a $50 Million Dollar Gender-Lens Investment fund focusing on healthcare and financial inclusion in Eastern Africa.
Previously, she served as CEO and co-founder of Checkups Medical Centre, a technology enabled network of rapid outpatient clinics that raised capital of over 5 Million Dollars that saw its expansion in Kenya and South Sudan. Her new venture MedBoda, is a community medical distribution platform for patients with non-communicable diseases. She trained as medical doctor at the University of Nairobi and in public health communication at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp.
Her multi-award-winning impact work has seen her being recognised by the UN Social Good Summit and awarded as Forbes 30 under 30 Africa, Top 40 women in Business Kenya and Top 100 Influential Young Kenyans and Top 40 under 40 Business Elites in Africa. Recently, she was recognised as UK’s Rare Rising Star 2020 and Management Today’s Top 35 under 35 Women in Business UK.