Dr. Olayemi Dawodu
CEO, Clina Lancet
PANEL DISCUSSION 2
Dr Olayemi O. Dawodu is a Anatomic and Molecular Pathologist who holds an M.B.B.S from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, as well as fellowships in Pathology (Anatomic and Molecular Pathology) and Laboratory Medicine of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and West African College of Physicians respectively, which makes her eligible to practice in Nigeria and the West African region. She is an alumna of Said Business School, University of Oxford Executive Education. She has over 16years experience in clinical and administrative role in the healthcare space with training at the Department of Pathology, Indianapolis University and Purdue University, Indiana, USA. She practices as Consultant Anatomic Pathology with special interests in Gynecologic pathology, Endocrine Pathology with emphasis on the thyroid gland and environmental Pathology.
Dr Olayemi Dawodu is the MD/CEO Clina-Lancet Laboratories a household name in the healthcare space and a part of the Cerba-Lancet Healthcare group, she started her career with the organization in 2015 as the country Histopathologist where she built the trust of fellow consultants and effectively managed the histopathology unit before being promoted to her current position in 2016. She is a Board member of Clina- Lancet Laboratories, Nigeria.
In her role as the CEO, she was positioned at the forefront of the business where she provides strategic leadership, manages daily business operations and oversees the overall growth and development of the organization. She is passionate about contributing to the healthcare sector through dedicated delivery of excellent Pathology services, administrative expertise and leadership. As an avid researcher, she has publications in local and international journals. She is a reviewer of peer academic articles for the foremost national pathology journal and a lecturer in Anatomic Pathology at the college of Medicine, University of Lagos.
She serves as a member of the Accreditation Advisory Committee for Nigerian National Accreditation System and she works with a diverse population in the healthcare sector providing a global perceptive in the delivery of healthcare solutions both in the clinical and administrative roles. She is a sitting member of the “Health as a Business” Committee of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group and also a member of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria. She is a WimBiz Mentor. She is one of the first 50 founding members ofGaia Africa, the first C-suite women-only business club in Africa.
She is a member of the prestigious female-only “Angel Investors” club in Africa called ‘Rising Tide Africa” interested in promoting female entrepreneurs with seed investments. Dr Olayemi Dawodu has received notable awards such as; “Medical Personality Leadership Prize Winner 2016” organized by the African Prize for Leadership Excellence Awards” in conjunction with the African Union and ECOWAS, ‘Best Female CEO in the West African Region’ an Honorary Award at the 2017 ECOWAS Quality Awards organized by ECOWAS, European Union and UNIDO as recognition of the implementation of a successful Quality Management System in the Organization. She fosters a team-based and capacity building approach to achieving organizational goals. She is keen on the provision of excellent quality pathology and diagnostic services to Nigeria and Africa. In her spare time, Dr Olayemi Dawodu enjoys reading a variety of books which has helped her to remain focused and dedicated. She believes that people should always put their best foot forward.