Safaricom picks leading obstetrician as health advisor

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The leading telecommunication firm in the country, Safaricom, has appointed obstetrician and gynecologist John Ong’ech as its Health Advisor.

In an announcement made by the company’s Chief Human Resource Officer Paul Kasimu, Dr Ong’ech brings on board over 27 years’ experience as a medical practitioner and public health expert.

He will work in conjunction with health, safety and well-being team in providing support to the company’s health strategies, compliance with occupational health and safety regulations.

“He will also act as a subject expert on all issues relating to the health and well-being of staff,” read the appointment letter.

The 2013 Kenya Institute of Management Company of the Year Award (COYA) winner, who takes over from Dr Paul Wangai Junior who has been the company’s Health Advisor since 2016, will also serve as a member of Safaricom’s Medical Board.

Ong’ech’s last posting was at Kenyatta National Hospital as a Deputy Director, Surgical Services, and Chief Medical Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and a Master of Medicine degrees in Obstetrics/Gynaecology, both from the University of Nairobi, as well as a Master of Public Health from Tulane University, New Orleans, USA.

Last year, he was appointed a Non-executive Director to the Anglican Development Services (ADS) board for three years.

He has authored several books and research papers on maternal and child health. 

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