Africa Healthcare Network appoints Matt Williams to its Board of Directors as CEO alongside Co-Founder Nikhil Pereira stepping to Executive Chairman

– RWANDA, Kigali –  Africa Healthcare Network, East Africa’s largest kidney care and dialysis provider across Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda, today announced the appointment of Matt Williams to its Board of Directors as CEO, succeeding Co-Founder Nikhil Pereira-Kamath who transitions to Executive Chairman.

“Matt’s deep knowledge of the developing world dialysis environment and proven company-building track record, combined with Nikhil’s strong relationships and understanding of the Africa healthcare environment, put AHN in a strong position for exponential growth in the years to come,” said current Board Chairman, Dr. Brian Pereira.

About Matt Williams

Matt Williams joins AHN after eight years at DaVita, where he held several executive roles including CEO of DaVita Malaysia, CSO of DaVita International, and Chief of Staff to DaVita’s Group Chairman and CEO. In his most recent role, Matt Williams led DaVita’s operations across Malaysia, spanning 40 dialysis clinics, 2,000+ patients, and 350+ employees. Over the years with DaVita, Matt Williams has played an integral role in major strategic and operational issues globally including M&A, resource allocation, organizational design, and team culture.

“It’s an honor to join such a strong and vibrant organization that is deeply committed to providing top-notch care at an affordable cost,” said Matt Williams. “Nikhil and the AHN team have built an incredible foundation. As countries across Africa continue to expand access to care, AHN is creating one of the most compelling growth opportunities across healthcare globally.”

Before DaVita, Matt Williams worked in consulting at McKinsey & Company and ZS Associates, and in the pharmaceutical industry at Pfizer Inc. He has led healthcare projects in 50+ countries, primarily across the developing world, and has lived abroad five times on international assignments.

About Nikhil Pereira-Kamath

Nikhil Pereira-Kamath will assume the position of Executive Chairman of AHN where he will be focusing on his Board responsibilities along with collaborating with Matt Williams and the rest of AHN’s Senior Management in its expansion into West Africa, beginning with Ghana. Additionally, he will focus on opportunistic M&A opportunities for AHN as the company works to build the first pan-African renal care provider operating over 150 dialysis centers across the continent in the next 5 years.

About Africa Healthcare Network

AHN has established the first and most expansive dialysis chain across East Africa, providing high-quality, life-saving dialysis at an affordable cost. AHN currently operates 27 dialysis centers with additional partnerships signed and under construction. The company expects to operate over 35 dialysis centers across East Africa while launching in Western and Southern Africa by year-end 2022 as it continues to grow throughout the continent.

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