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Penda Health appoints Freshiah Nganga as its CFO

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Primary health care solutions provider Penda Health has announced the appointment of key executives as it seeks to deepen its corporate leadership pool.

Penda Health, a growing operator of quality and affordable medical centres in Nairobi city and its environs, has appointed finance professional Ms Freshiah Nganga as its Chief Financial Officer. Joining Penda Health from Ethiopia based Investment firm, Flow Equity LLC, Ms Nganga has been tapped to lead Penda Health’s Finance Management function.

Speaking when she confirmed the appointment, Penda Health General Manager for Medical Centres, Ms. Marion Kago, said Ms Nganga would provide strategic financial leadership support for the health solutions firm, currently focusing on service and  product diversification goals.

Penda Health, Kago said, currently operates 17 paperless, technology-enabled medical centres in Nairobi, serving more than 250,000 patients annually.

“At Penda Health, we are excited to welcome such a seasoned professional as Ms Nganga to lead our Finance Management function. In her new role as the CFO and with her proven experience in financial reporting, fund-raising, risk management, stakeholder management, strategic planning and execution, she will be partnering with our Leadership Team to make the company’s most important strategic decisions during this critical phase of our growth,” Kago said, adding that, “Alongside investments in our human capital base, we are currently expanding vertically by adding services, investing heavily in digital health capabilities, and partnering with insurance companies and major employers to provide affordable health insurance to Kenyan families.”

Before joining Penda, Ms Nganga was serving as the Group CFO at Flow Equity which is one of Ethiopia’s leading venture capital firms with interests in the country’s agricultural sector. She has also previously served in Kenya as the Group CFO for KFC restaurants’ franchisee Kuku Foods East Africa Holdings.

A Masters in Business Administration – Finance option Degree graduate from the United States International University – Africa and a Daystar University Bachelor of Commerce; Accounting, Business Administration and Management Degree alumni, Ms Nganga started her career as an Audit Senior with Deloitte East Africa.

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