Our guest today is Adegoke Olubusi. Goke is co-founder and CEO of the healthtech startup Helium Health, based in Lagos, Nigeria. He’s a Johns Hopkins University alumnus, and was previously an engineer at eBay, PayPal and Goldman Sachs in the U.S. He served on the founding team of Africa's leading social network with 30 million+ users, and received multiple honors and awards, including from Forbes, Chevron, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed Martin.
About the host:
Fadel Jaoui is an economist and is based in Abidjan. He started this podcast to celebrate African entrepreneurial success stories, to hear the originals and changemakers behind them, and to draw lessons to inspire many more stories across the continent. This virtuous cycle is fundamental to pool talent and investments, and ultimately create startup “unicorns” that would benefit Africa’s prosperity. Fadel is a strong advocate of entrepreneurial ecosystem building and private sector development as true engines of sustainable economic growth. And he is a firm believer in leveraging innovation and technology to leapfrog development constraints and scale up social and economic impact.
He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Oxford University, as well as degrees from Columbia University and the London School of Economics. He started his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, London, and held various positions in International Financial Institutions (International Monetary Fund, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development). He is currently Chief Research Economist at the African Development Bank (views are his own).