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AIDE is a market leader in the delivery of world-class “high-value health care” – providing premium quality, integrated, patient-centered, cost-effective and sustainable health care services to the communities we serve.

We employ clinical, operational and financial best practices at every level of the continuum of care. This strategy yields the best clinical outcomes, using medical interventions appropriately and creates an economically viable and sustainable approach to health care delivery.

Our highly skilled Management and Operations team is supported by an experienced Advisory Board who provide an exceptional level of experience in healthcare, public service and corporate governance.

Skilled Management & Operating Team

Chidi Achebe
Chidi Achebe, MD, MPH, MBA
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Physician executive with twenty years of healthcare experience. Completed undergraduate studies at Bard College. Holds an MPH from the M.T. Chan Harvard School of Public Health. An M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School and an MBA from Yale University's School of Management.

Dr. Achebe also serves as Medical consultant; Clean water for kids - an NGO that brings fresh water to under served communities in Liberia; and Adviser for Tesfa Health, Bahirdar, Ethiopia. In 2012 he was awarded  Dartmouth College’s Martin Luther King Social Justice Award - ongoing category.

Michael Averbukh
Michael Averbukh, MD, MHA
Chief Operating Officer

 An award-winning Chief Operating Officer (COO) of AIDE PBC and the managing Director of QED Experts. His company is based in Lisbon, Portugal and he has extensive administrative experience in several countries on the African continent. Michael has served as a senior manager for medical service organizations with many years of hospital management experience in Guinea, Angola, and the Middle East.

From September 2014 – August 2020, he served as the CEO of the Luanda Medical Center in Angola, after serving for three years as CEO of the La Paz Medical Center in Equatorial Guinea.

During his tenure in Equatorial Guinea, Dr. Averbukh had overall responsibility for a €36 million budget and 390 employees and initiated a broad range of new health services, including mass vaccinations, remote outreach, medical screening programs, advanced surgical procedures, and medical tourism. Michael will lead AIDE PBCs roll-out of hospitals in Africa and work closely with ICME - Reliant Healthcare System's (AIDE PBCs subsidiary) Turn-Key contractors.

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Maureen Okam-Achebe MD, MPH
President, AIDE Healthcare International

Assistant Director, Harvard University’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital Outpatient Infusion Center. Also Clinical Director, Non-Malignant Hematology Clinic. Director, Brigham and Women's Hospital Sickle Cell Program and Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Triple-board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine. Alumnus of University of Port Harcourt Medical School and the M.T. Chan Harvard School of Public Health.

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Ibe Mbanu, MD, MPH, MBA
President of Medical Affairs

Board member of the Medical Society of Virginia. Dual-board certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine. Alumnus of the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Harvard University School of Public Health and Yale University’s School of Management.

Patricia Wodi
Patricia Wodi MD
Senior Vice President, Physician/Clinician Group

Dual-board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious diseases. Alumnus of University of Port- Harcourt and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Kevin sullivan
Kevin Sullivan MBA
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Accounting and finance executive with twenty years of healthcare finance experience with an $85 million medical equipment manufacturer in Boston. Kevin holds an undergraduate degree and an MBA in Finance from Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts.

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John Basnage
SENIOR LEGAL ADVISOR

Senior corporate finance lawyer with significant experience in capital markets, M&A and private equity in Africa, the UK, and continental Europe. John has closed hundreds of transactions focused on cross-border acquisitions and investments in sub-Saharan Africa. He is an international author and speaker and recognized as a “leading lawyer” by IFLR and Legal 500. Holds a BA magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and law degrees from Oxford and Columbia Universities. Trustee and board member for the Chineke! Foundation.

Joseph Onyeizu
Joseph Onyeizu
Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

Joseph is the founder of the USA African Diaspora Business Initiative Forum, with a mandate to enhance the availability of viable market access strategies for foreign direct Investment in African Markets. Joseph holds an MBA from the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, an M.S in Advanced Biotechnology and a B.S. in Biotechnology/Applied Molecular Sciences from Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia PA. He is the ex-president of Ikemba Organization USA.

Supported by an Experienced Advisory Board

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Philip W. Johnston
President & CEO, Johnston Associates

President and Founder of the successful communications and public affairs consulting firm, Johnston Associates, LLC. Phil has more than 30 years of experience in the public sector.  Previously served as the New England Administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Clinton.

Muhammad Sanusi
His Royal Highness, Muhammad Sanusi
Emir of Kano

His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II became the 14th Fulani Emir of Kano in 2014 and reigns over a 1,000 year old kingdom as a champion of development in Nigeria. After pursuing degrees in Economics, he began a distinguished banking
career at ICON Ltd. Merchant Bankers. He subsequently held Senior Management positions in both United Bank for Africa plc and First Bank of Nigeria plc. In 2009, he was appointed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria during one of the country’s worst financial crises. During his tenure as the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria he successfully carried out reforms which positively impacted the country’s economy. The Emir of Kano was an anti-corruption crusader who was internationally acclaimed by African Banker Magazine (2013), Banker Magazine (2011), Financial Times of London (2011), Emerging Markets Magazine (2010-2013). He was also named Man of the year by various international media outlets in 2011-2013.

He currently serves as Chairman of both Black Rhino Group, a driver of energy infrastructure projects across Africa, and the Impact Capital Fund Babban Gona (i.e, Big Farm), a supporter of small-scale rural farmers. An erudite scholar of Islamic history and law, His Highness holds nine honorary doctorates and is extensively published. He holds the National Honor of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).

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Joseph Lynch
Senior Business Advisor

Joseph Lynch was Ambassador of Ireland to Nigeria (1998-2003). He was Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy Washington DC from 1989-1993. He is Chairman of the Ireland Saudi Arabia Business Council which he established five years ago. He is also a member of the Council of the Royal Dublin  Society(RDS), where he is Chairman of the Committee of Arts. He is a weekly volunteer on the helpline of Aware, a charitable organisation which battles depression and anxiety. The French Government decorated him in 1999 with the Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite National for his services to French culture.

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Howard Forman, MD, MBA
Professor, Yale University

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Economics, and Public Health; Director of the M.D. /M.B.A. Program; Director of Healthcare Curriculum, M.B.A. for Executives Program. Practicing emergency/trauma radiologist actively involved in patient care and issues related to financial administration, healthcare compliance, and contracting. Previously worked in the U.S. Senate, as a health policy fellow, on Medicare legislation.

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Lisa V. Adams, MD
Associate Dean, Dartmouth Medical School

Associate Dean for Global Health and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Disease and International Health at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Also the Director of Geisel’s newly established Center for Health Equity. In all her roles, she develops and oversees cross-cutting global health programs involving faculty and students.

Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu
Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu
Business and Financial Advisor

Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu is the former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).  Moghalu served as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank for a five-year term that he completed in November 2014. During his tenure he led the implementation of far-reaching reforms to Nigeria’s banking sector as Deputy Governor for Financial Stability.

Moghalu is also a professor who teaches courses on Emerging Africa in the World Economy in the Fletcher School’s Master of International Business (MIB) graduate degree programme, and the Institute for Business in the global context. In addition, Professor Moghalu is the author of four books including the acclaimed Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s ‘Last Frontier’ Can Prosper and Matter (Penguin Books, 2014). He is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sogato Strategies LLC - a global strategy and risk advisory firm with a focus on emerging markets

Femi Elias
Femi Elias

Dr. Olufemi Elias is the immediate past Registrar (with the rank of a United Nations Assistant Secretary-General) of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. He was previously the Legal Adviser and a Director at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague, and prior to that the Executive Secretary of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal in Washington. He is a Visiting Professor in International Law at Queen Mary University of London. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, a Master of Law in international law from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate in international law from University College London.

Catherina Ekesi
Catherina Ekesi

Dr. Mrs. Catherina Ekesi is a prominent Italian born, Nigerian businesswoman. Along with her husband Chief Dominic Ekesi, she has served as CEO/MD of various companies in several sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Catherina Ekesi and her husband - fervent Roman Catholics,  have a long history of charitable activities in their native town of  Abatete, Anambra State. There,  they have contributed to the inception and implementation of a Secondary School, managed and supported by the Reverend Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, a Dominican order based in Rome, Italy. 

More recently, Dr. Mrs. Catherina Ekesi assisted the Abatete Community in an agricultural scheme, meant to improve, through the utilization of new species - supplied by the international Agricultural Institute of Ibadan - the cultivation of Cassava, Plantain, and Banana.

The Ekesis have also given out 50 scholarships over the years to the most gifted, unprivileged students from Abatete. For her contributions to the advancement of Abatete, the traditional ruler, HRM the Igwe of Abatete - P.U. Mpkune Edeogu 1st - conferred on her the title of Ugoma Abatete; on the 29th December 1994.

 

Sally Ann Lauren
Sally Ann Lauren
Executive in Oil & Energy

A Senior Executive on Global Strategic Initiatives to acquire Power Plants in a Buy-Hold Distressed fund with Industrial Motor Power Corporation (IMP). In 2014 Sally founded I BUY LABS, a new business that acquires used analytical laboratory technology to be refurbished and sold in the secondary markets. Sally holds an MBA in Business, Healthcare and Finance from Yale School of Management, also serving on the Alumni Advisory Council (dean-appointed charter seat) from 2011 to 2014.

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Erica Razook
Legal Officer at the Open Society Justice Initiative

Served previously as a Legal Officer for Anti-Corruption at the Open Society Justice Initiative. Her work centers on achieving legal accountability for corruption related to natural resource exploitation in Africa and Europe. Razook received her JD from Brooklyn Law School and her BS in finance and information systems with honors from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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Ronald P. McCaffrey, MD
Professor, Harvard Medical School

Director, Clinical Research, Hematology Division at Dana Farber Institute/Brigham and Women’s hospital. Also a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Attended Tufts University School of Medicine, 1964. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Hematology.

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Leslye Obiora, JD
Former Minister of Mines and Steel, Nigeria

Tenured and full Professor of Law at the University of Arizona. Previously served as the Minister of Mines and Steel, Federal Republic of Nigeria. Recipient of several distinguished awards, including fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowship at Princeton, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study Center, and the Djerassi Resident Artist Program.