Agility Africa announces appointment of Patrick Masobe as CEO

Former CMS chief executive welcomed into the AGHS [Africa] fold


Agility Global Health Solutions [Africa] is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Patrick Masobe in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect 11 January 2016.

Commenting on the appointment of Masobe, chairman of Agility Global Health Solutions [Africa], Dr Namane Magau, said: “We are delighted to welcome Patrick to our team, knowing that he brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of healthcare administration and financial management.”

Masobe holds an MSc (Economics) in Health Finance obtained through the University of London, a BA in Economics from Grinnell College in the USA, and a diploma in Advanced Health Leadership from the University of California. He is currently studying towards his LLM in International Business Law through the University of Cumbria.

As the founding chief executive officer of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), a position he held for almost a decade, Masobe oversaw the development of the organisation into a fully-fledged regulator of health insurance in South Africa. Under his leadership, the CMS achieved clean audit reports for nine consecutive years.

“The strategic leadership Patrick demonstrated in the seminal years of the CMS has left a lasting legacy that contributed to improving the financial health of the sector, establishing principles of fair treatment of members’ funds, and instilling a culture of consumer education,” Dr Magau said.

Following his tenure with the CMS, Masobe has been involved extensively in the private sector of healthcare funding and healthcare delivery.

In addition, he gained rich experience as chairman of the finance task team of the Health Ministry’s Advisory Committee in 2009, and as chairman of the Health Systems Trust’s Board of Trustees, between 2004 and 2006.

“Patrick’s wide range of expertise, coupled with his experience in both the public and private sector, set him apart as the ideal fit for this position. Over and above Patrick’s accolades, his enthusiasm for refining and enhancing the systems underpinning healthcare in South Africa, informed by the international perspective he brings to his new role, we have no doubt that he will become a valuable asset to Agility Africa,” Dr Magau added.

“We wish him all the very best and look forward to benefitting from his insightful contribution,” she concluded.

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