Fola Laoye has more than 25 years of business experience, both locally and internationally, having trained with Ernst & Young in Lagos and PricewaterhouseCoopers in London.

Ms Laoye is the founder and director of Health Markets Africa, an advisory and investment company. She was previously director for West Africa investments at the Investment Fund for Health in Africa (IFHA). She is also a board member and was previously CEO and then chairperson of Hygeia Group Nigeria, promoters of Hygeia HMO and Lagoon Hospitals. She is chairperson of Old Mutual Life Insurance Company Nigeria and is also a member of the following boards – EchoScan Diagnostics, Lifebank Technologies, PAL Pensions; 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 Organisation, Lagos Chapter.

In 2011, Ms. Laoye 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.
Ms Laoye holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Lagos and a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. ​

Fola Laoye​, Director