Fola Laoye

Fola Laoye is the co-Founder and CEO of Iwosan Investments Limited, a Health Investments Holding Company. She is also the Founder and CEO of Health Markets Africa, a healthcare advisory and investment company, and was Director at Investment Fund for Health in Africa (IFHA), a pioneer private equity fund focused on Healthcare in Africa.

She is a founding board member of Hygeia Group Nigeria, promoters of Lagoon Hospitals and Hygeia HMO, and while there, she recorded laudable feats as CEO (2002-2012) and as Chairperson (2012-2015). She is also a Trustee of the board of the Society for Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria (SQHN).

She is Chairperson of the boards of Old Mutual Life Assurance and FSDH Asset Management. As part of her philanthropic dispositions, she currently chairs the Elebute-LUTH Welfare Board  and co-chairs the Africa Regional Board of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). She is also a member of Harvard Business School Africa Advisory Board.

She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (class of 1999) and a Bachelors’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is a Chartered Accountant with vast training from Ernst & Young, Lagos, and Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), London. She is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

In 2011, Fola was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and in 2013, she was awarded the Harvard Business School Africa Business Club Leadership Excellence Award.