Special Advisors

Dr. Salim HASHAM


IHF Special Advisor

Africa Region

Salim Hasham is Executive Chairman of a hospital private sector company based in East Africa. He is also Adjunct Faculty at Strathmore University MBA program - Health Management specialization; global hospital trainer and hospital consultant for WHO. He also serves as Special Advisor for Africa for International Hospital Federation.

He speaks widely at health conferences globally and continues to Chair selective health conferences globally. Prior to this, he served as Vice President Health Services for Aga Khan University and was responsible for the university’s global health systems enterprise in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Pakistan and Afghanistan. This consisted of seven hospitals (including two University Hospitals) and in excess of four hundred outreach centers.

He has also served as Senior Vice President - Global Services for Johns Hopkins Medicine International based in Baltimore, USA and was responsible for managing its global strategy and service delivery with oversight of Chief Executives in eight countries.

Mr. Hasham has also served as President and CEO of Hawaii Medical Centers, a two hospital and a skilled nursing facility system in Hawaii, USA.

He has a 30 plus year expereince in executive international health care, private equity and health system management. Salim got his honors undergraduate degree in Mathematics from University of Nairobi. He has a Master in Health Administration from University of Ottawa, Canada and a summa cum laude Master in Systems Engineering from Clemson University, USA.

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