KENYA – Bliss Healthcare’s Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Denis Ogolla as the new Chief Operating Officer.

The COO position fell vacant after Gabriel Njue was promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer in July 2021.

“I am very impressed by the Bliss team and the incredible brand that they have built over the last decade,” Dr. Denis Ogolla said.

“I am committed to its continued success through increased service delivery and expansion as we seek to ensure quality healthcare is both affordable and accessible all over the region.”

Dr. Denis Ogolla has over 22 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He is a seasoned executive with extensive practical experience in healthcare management as well as the ability to balance strategic decision-making and financial discipline.

He is also an Adjunct Faculty and the Course Leader for the Managing Healthcare Businesses program at the prestigious Strathmore Business School, Institute of Healthcare Management.

Prior to joining Bliss, he served as Managing Director – Kenya for Evercare Group, an integrated healthcare delivery platform operating in Africa and South Asia.

He has also been the Group Chief Executive Officer and a Board Member of Avenue Group where he was responsible for leading the development and execution of long-term strategies for the Group.

The new COO holds a Master’s degree in Public Health degree (MPH) from JKUAT, a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Nairobi.

The announcement came against the backdrop of the organization’s ambitious expansion agenda which will see its foray into the East African region of Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Bliss Healthcare is currently Kenya’s largest network of outpatient Medical Centres with 65 Centres spread across 37 counties. It employs about 2000 staff both directly and indirectly serving about 1 million patients annually.

Its planned expansion aims at replicating its successful business model by setting up over 200 medical facilities in the region to serve over 5 million patients annually while providing employment to over 10,000 East Africans.

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