Health care provider Penda Health has announced the appointment of Karim Moledina as its inaugural Chief Operating Officer.
Moledina, who until his appointment served as a Business Development Consultant at Penda Health, is expected to spearhead the fast-growing health care provider’s expansion strategy underpinned by technology with the planned opening of new medical centres this year.
Penda Health is a medical services provider operating over 20 medical centres in Nairobi and its environs. It is expanding its affordable health care model and targeting to serve more than 400,000 patients in 2021. It recently opened an in-network referral center offering specialist services to its clients. The referral center located in Nairobi’s Central Business District will provide specialist services such as pediatric, gynecology and dental consultations, and advanced ultrasound, diagnostics and laboratory tests. This is in addition to the primary care services offered by Penda Health.
In his new role, Moledina will be in charge of branch expansion, HR, supply chain, facilities and marketing.
Announcing the appointment, Penda Health CEO, Stephanie Koczela, says Moledina’s wide expertise in the hospitality and health care spanning a variety of roles including finance, marketing, IT, human resource, project management and business advisory will be instrumental in implementing the organisation’s strategic vision.
“The appointment of Moledina is a reflection of our commitment to continuous improvement of our business operations as we scale the next level of our growth strategy,” said Koczela.
She added, “Karim’s passion is in working with and growing teams at all levels and helping them achieve their professional and personal goals. His strengths include his ability to grasp evolving situations quickly and help with quick decision making and problem solving.”
As a Business Development Consultant, he designed and managed the launch of Penda’s new business model and referral center in Nairobi’s Central Business District as well as three new branches in the city.
A renowned coffee industry veteran and business advisory expert, Moledina has over 30 years working experience in Kenya and abroad including 6 years at Java House, a leading coffee roaster and restaurant operator in Kenya as well as providing his business acumen to several organizations that include Jacaranda Health, Liberty Eagle, Big Square, Monaco Coffee International, amongst others.
Born in Uganda in 1968, Moledina holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economic (Accounting Major) from Lehigh University in the US.