Muntaqa Umar Sadiq

Dr Muntaqa is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN) with years of experience in diverse sectors spanning business, healthcare, investment and more.

Prior to this, Dr. Muntaqa was the Technical Advisor to the Minister of State on Health during which he oversaw critical policy formulation/reviews and performance management projects in a number of parastatals and departments in the Federal Ministry of Health, National Health Insurance Scheme, etc.

He co-authored the 2012 Drug Distribution Guidelines for the FMOH and led the Ministry’s efforts to streamline supply chain, logistics and drug distribution in Nigeria. He was part of the team involved in creating an enabling environment for the private health sector and strengthening the regulatory role of government. Muntaqa commenced his career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley where he focused on the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical sector and advised healthcare clients on a wide range of transactions. He is a graduate from the University of Cambridge, England, where he did an M.Phil. in Bioscience Enterprise. He earned his medical degree at Imperial College School of Medicine, London, and holds a BSc in Management (Finance & Health Economics) from the Tanaka Business School, London. He is a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) Charter holder and founder of AfyaZima Africa Limited (Elpida Cambridge Health), a healthcare consulting and medical device company. He has been named the 2016 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (YGL).