Dr. Gitahi Githinji

Executive Committee Member

Dr Gitahi Githinji is the Group CEO of Amref Health Africa. He has a passion to strengthen the capacity of Africans to advocate for health. Dr Githinji’s goal is to see Amref Health Africa develop self-funding programmes that create social change and social enterprise. Prior to his appointment in 2015, he was the Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, Smile Train International, where he successfully established partnerships for long-term sustainability with various African governments.

Dr Githinji previously worked with the Nation Media Group as the Managing Director for Monitor Publications in Uganda and General Manager for Marketing and Circulation in East Africa. He also held progressively senior positions at GlaxoSmithKline, Avenue Group and the insurance industry.

Dr Gitahi has a Medical degree from the University of Nairobi and an MBA in Marketing from United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya.