Speakers 2013

Onno Schellekens

Onno Schellekens is Managing Director of the PharmAccess Group, which mobilizes public and private resources for the benefit of doctors and patients. He is involved in the Health Insurance Fund (providing subsidized health insurances to low-income groups), the Investment Fund for Health in Africa (a private equity fund aimed at the health sector in Africa), the Medical Credit Fund (providing loans to doctors), and SafeCare (setting medical quality standards).
Onno was one of the winners of the 2008 IFC/Financial Times Essay competition for Private Sector Development with an essay titled A new paradigm for increased access to healthcare in Africa in which the philosophy of the Group is described. In 2010, the MCF was awarded for its innovative financing model at the G20 Summit in Seoul.