Dr. Adedayo Sobamowo is a third-generation Medical Doctor and Healthcare Management Consultant. He holds a Bachelors degree in Medicine and Surgery from the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Management from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. He is also a Member of the Chartered Management Institute of the United Kingdom.
Dayo has over 17 years of healthcare and management experience both in Africa and Europe. In the healthcare industry he has worked on the delivery side as a healthcare practitioner and also on the management side in Financing, Strategy and Business Development.
He is currently the founder and Managing Partner of Hermes Consulting, a dynamic healthcare management consulting firm that has executed innovative healthcare projects and financing solutions for international development agencies, multinational organisations and Nigerian governmental agencies. Hermes Consulting’s service offering includes: Healthcare Business Development, Healthcare Project Financing Advisory; Hospital Planning and Operations Management; as well as Health Insurance advisory.Consulting projects executed since founding Hermes Consulting include developing and rolling out a community health insurance scheme servicing 3,000 enrollees in Port Harcourt Nigeria under a Public Private Partnership model between Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and the Rivers State Ministry of Health. Hermes Consulting’s other clients include the World Bank; International Finance Corporation (IFC); UK Department for International Development (DFID); Dutch Foreign Affairs Ministry and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA).
Dayo is also co-founder and Director of PurpleSource Healthcare, a hospital investment and management firm with a strategy to acquire and turn around financially distressed private hospitals in Nigeria. The company has since acquired controlling stake in Mount Sinai Hospital Group, a 45 year old private hospital group with 6 locations across the city of Lagos and is currently transforming the business.
Prior to founding Hermes Consulting, Dayo served as Country Business Advisor (Nigeria) to the Medical Credit Fund Africa (MCF), which is an Amsterdam based USD 20 Million Fund targeted at providing low interest loans to private healthcare providers in Africa. Before this, Dayo was Assistant General Manager, Strategy and Business Development at Hygeia Group, which is the largest integrated healthcare company in West Africa. In this role he developed and executed landmark Public Private Partnership (PPP) healthcare projects for the Kwara and Cross Rivers State Governments of Nigeria and also rolled out 2 new hospitals in Lagos under the Lagoon Hospitals brand.
Dayo was also an Investment Banker with FCMB Capital Markets, Nigeria’s first indigenous investment bank where he worked on several landmark transactions including the Lagos State/Deutsche Bank bond.
Prior to relocating to Nigeria, Dayo also worked as Strategy Manger for Aviva Healthcare which is the third largest health insurance company in the United Kingdom. At Aviva, Dayo developed and rolled out several award winning consumer health insurance products.