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Azuka Okeke

Azuka is the Chief Executive Officer of ARC_ESM. She oversees supply chain transformation
projects in Nigeria and has also supported other African countries in strengthening their health systems. She is best known for her expertise in engaging governments and development partners, supporting them to prioritize and invest in health supply chain programmes in Africa.

Her work has improved financial investments by the Federal and State governments in Nigeria and co-investments worth over $8,000,000 (Eight Million US Dollars) from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Global Fund, and GAVI.

Azuka is well known for the role she plays as a Thought Partner and Advisor to National
Ministries of Health in Africa. Beyond government engagements, she has successfully
facilitated Public-Private Partnerships for innovative health financing through platforms such as the World Economic Forum and recently ARC.

Currently, she has pioneered the set-up of a first of its kind Membership Platform for the
private sector in Nigeria through which private corporates and individual experts have
contributed about $750,000 (Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand US Dollars) to public health programmes within the past four years.

Her ambition is to provide governments and partners with a pragmatic framework for
sustainability and country ownership for supply chain delivery. Her most recent aspiration is in advocating for human capital development in Africa and championing a collaboration with MIT Boston, Zaragoza Logistics Centre, Spain, and six local universities in Nigeria to set-up a Pan-African Centre of Excellence for Supply Chain Management.