Mrs. Fola Laoye holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, Cambridge, USA. She is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. Fola has had twenty-five years of business experience, both locally and internationally, having trained with Ernst & Young, Lagos and Price WaterHouse Coopers in London.
She is currently Director for West Africa Investments at the Investment Fund for Health in Africa (IFHA). She is also a Board member of Hygeia Group Nigeria, promoters of Hygeia HMO, the largest health insurance platform in Nigeria, Hygeia Community Health Care and the Lagoon Hospitals. She is a member of the following boards – PAL Pensions; Old Mutual Life Insurance Company Nigeria; Results for Development Institute (R4D), Washington DC USA; and Harvard Business School’s Healthcare Initiative. She is a trustee of the Harvard Business School Alumni in Nigeria and a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Lagos Chapter.
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.