HASA Speakers


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Luiz Augusto Carneiro

CEO, IESS (Instituto de Estudos de Saúde Suplementar)

Luiz Augusto Carneiro is the CEO of the IESS (Instituto de Estudos de Saúde Suplementar), a wellknown private think tank in the Brazilian health insurance industry.....

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Victoria Barr

Senior Director, FTI Consulting

Victoria Barr is a Senior Director at FTI Consulting. Victoria joined FTI’s Economic and Financial Consulting practice in London in 2012, and transferred to South Africa in 2016. She has over 10 years’ experience in economic consulting...

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Dr H. Vinod Bhat

Vice Chancellor, Manipal University

Dr H. Vinod Bhat (MD) is the sixth Vice Chancellor of Manipal University, India. With an MD in Community Medicine, he is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow....

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Melanie Da Costa

Director Strategy and Health Policy, Netcare; Chairperson, Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA)

Melanie Da Costa (MCOM and CFA) is chair of HASA and Director Strategy and Health Policy at Netcare....

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Dr Sheri Fink

Author, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a
Storm-Ravaged Hospital & Correspondent, New York Times

Dr Sheri Fink (M.D., Ph.D) is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (Crown, 2013) about ....
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Lerato Mbele

Presenter, Africa Business Report, BBC World News

Lerato Mbele is presenter of Africa Business Report on BBC World News television. She joined the BBC in 2012...

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Dr Jenni Noble

General Manager, Medscheme

Dr Jenni Noble currently holds the position of General Manager in Medscheme’s Strategic Advisory Unit. She is responsible for the strategy and purchasing of healthcare services on behalf of Medscheme’s clients. Her specific focus is on hospital,....

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Paul Huelskamp

Vice President of Sales (Government, International and Emerging Markets), Press Ganey

Paul Huelskamp currently leads Press Ganey’s government, international and emerging markets business development efforts.....

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Shivani Ranchod

Healthcare Actuary, Insight Actuaries and Consultants

Shivani is a healthcare actuary at Insight Actuaries and Consultants and a part-time academic at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She has wide-ranging technical, strategic and policy-related experience across the healthcare system...

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Denise Soares dos Santos

CEO, Hospital Beneficencia de São Paulo

Since April 2013, Denise has been the CEO of BP, A Beneficência Portuguesa de São Paulo, one of the largest private health hubs in Latin America with around 1 000 beds...

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Andrew Vallance-Owen

Chair, Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN);
Chair, Medicover Medical Advisory Panel; recently, Group
Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Bupa

Andrew Vallance-Owen (MBE, DUniv (B’ham), MBA, FRCS Ed) chairs the Private Healthcare Information Network, which analyses and publishes comparative data from the UK’s...

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