The Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF) are hosting their 5th Healthcare Leadership Incubator to provide a platform for middle management in the healthcare industry to network with industry peers and to learn from some of South Africa’s top business minds.

The event will take place on 18 October 2017 at the BHF offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

The BHF Healthcare Leadership Incubators are designed for managers to openly debate and discuss key issues and challenges in the workplace and the industry, promote and share ideas, and identify areas that they can improve on.

Each session is hosted by mentors and business people from within and outside the healthcare industry who share their insights and counsel on burning industry issues, regulation and business challenges, as well as how their own career journeys have evolved.

During the upcoming session, CEO at South African Post Office, Mark Barnes, will deliver the keynote address. Barnes is a veteran of various leadership positions in the financial services sector for over 25 years.

Kudzai Chigiji, a consulting actuary from Zimbabwe currently working for WesBank Group in South Africa as its Head of Strategic Analytics and Research, will deliver the follow up address covering the importance and power of both small and big data in driving universal healthcare.

Communications and public affairs manager for the Innovative Pharmaceutical Association of South Africa (IPASA) and a seasoned former journalist, Xolile Bhengu, will facilitate the debates focused on equipping the future leaders of the healthcare industry with a deeper understanding of the key strategic issues facing business as well as the healthcare funding industry.

“The current leaner, tougher business environment is driving managers to acquire stronger skills and gain a deeper understanding of the key strategic issues facing business and industry. The forums therefore provide an opportunity for managers to interact and learn from some of the brightest business minds in South Africa, opportunities that are typically limited to C-Suite execs,” said the BHF in a statement.

“The healthcare industry in South Africa is facing tremendous and fundamental changes, so it is vital to develop and empower our middle managers and to step up as the future leaders who will be responsible for the sustainability of the private healthcare industry and the South Africans that it serves,” concluded the BHF.

Managers in the healthcare industry are encouraged to reserve their seats as space is limited.  For more information contact Mary Manamela at the BHF on or call 011 537 0270.

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