Health strategy specialist Dr Tebogo Phaleng has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Agility Health, the medical scheme administrator and managed care provider with a footprint throughout the continent of Africa, the Board of Agility Health announced today.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr Tebogo Phaleng to the Agility Health family as he takes the helm of our uniquely positioned boutique health risk management company,” says Dr Namane Magau, chairman of Agility Health.
Dr Phaleng joins Agility Health from his most recent role as Chief Strategy Officer at Discovery Health, where he was responsible for strategic risk management, health policy, regulatory and industry affairs. As a former Director of the Health Funders Association (HFA) and with more than 21 years of experience within the healthcare industry, spanning continents and the public and private sectors, Dr Phaleng brings a wealth of technical knowledge and unique insight to his new role.
“I am excited and look forward to taking up this leadership role at Agility Health. The globally renowned technology-driven approach to health risk management emphasises improving people’s health, and this resonates strongly with me. I foresee opportunities to apply these principles and to leverage Agility Health’s assets in enabling sustainable access to quality healthcare,” Dr Phaleng adds.
Dr Phaleng serves on the Council for Medical Schemes’ advisory committee on Fraud, Waste and Abuse, is also a former member of Business Unity South Africa’s (BUSA) health task team and the World Economic Forum’s global health strategy officers’ community.
“As AgilityHealth, we are looking forward to working with Dr Phaleng and learning from him as he forges the next era of leadership for Agility Health and our valued clients,” says Dr Magau.
Outgoing CEO Mr Patrick Masobe will be relocating to be closer to his family, after leading Agility Health for a period of six years.
“On behalf of the Board, we express our appreciation to Patrick for his invaluable contribution and leadership these past years. He has played an integral role in Agility Health’s success, and we wish him the very best in his future ventures.” Dr Magau concludes.