South Africa

Our Team 

Globally, the healthcare sector is facing enormous, complex challenges around both development and maintenance. In Africa, the sector is undergoing major policy, system and infrastructural changes.

Sven Byl
“Healthcare is about people. It is an intimate relationship between people who are in need of care and those that are entrusted to provide it. It is the highest expression of humanity”. Learn more about Sven’s experience and expertise.



 



Sven Byl is head of KPMG in Africa’s Healthcare Practice. He is an expert in areas including performance improvement, strategic reconfiguration, commissioning, mergers and acquisitions and senior stakeholder management for healthcare and public sector clients.

He often works closely with clients to develop opportunities in health system collaboration, and implement new organisational strategies.

Although trained as a senior civil servant, he has never been one in his native country (Canada). Whilst on a two-year secondment to KPMG in the UK (London), Sven was appointed a senior civil servant at the UK Department of Health and National Health Service (NHS) leading the implementation of Academic Health Science Centres.

In this role, Sven developed a performance management framework for under-performing provider organisations. He was a senior contributor to a national report the Next Stage Review ‘High Quality Care for All’, a ten-year strategy to improve quality, innovation and productivity in NHS services.

Recently, Sven served as KPMG’s Global Executive Director (for the International network of KPMG) where he advised government officials, public and private providers and payers on healthcare reform, innovation, regulatory policy, quality and patient outcomes. He is a highly sought after advisor to payers and providers alike; his work has brought him to over 30 countries advising first-hand on health system reform, with a special emphasis on developing economies.

He admits he does not have a camera-ready face, yet is a frequent media commentator on health policy and industry trends.

Born in the Netherlands and raised abroad, today he lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with the delightful Mrs. Byl and a precocious three year old named Atticus. He is competitive sailor in the international J105 class but since moving to landlocked Johannesburg, misses the sea.

Qualifications

• Bishop’s University Lennoxville, Quebec, Hon. B.A. Political Studies and Philosophy
• Concordia University Montreal, Quebec, Master of Public Policy/Public Administration
• Member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (UK)

Contact
Sven Byl
Head of Healthcare, South Africa and Africa
Tel: +27 82 717 6032
e-mail: sven.byl@kpmg.co.za

Prashant Karuthasen
“Access to quality healthcare is one of the most basic rights of all individuals. However, the disparity in access to, and the quality, of healthcare services poses a number of issues for both developing and developed economies. I joined the healthcare team to understand how we could better assist our clients in addressing some of these complex and multi-dimensional issues. Furthermore, as part of the global healthcare team, I am able to leverage off the skills and experience of KPMG’s global network of healthcare experts in order to develop effective and innovative solutions to these problems.” Learn more about Prashant’s experience and expertise.

Prashant is currently a Senior Advisor within KPMG’s Quantitative and Economic Analysis division. He has over three years of experience with KPMG in commercial due diligence, economic modelling, cost benefit analyses and economic impact analyses.

Prashant focuses on projects primarily within the transport and healthcare sectors. He has, however, been involved in projects in the financial services, fast moving consumer goods and petroleum industries as well, to name a few.

Prashant’s experience includes Health IT due diligence, South Africa healthcare sector research and Botswana medical aid industry research.

Qualifications

• Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, United States, MS. Aeronautical Science (Major: Airline and Airport Management), Current
• University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, BSc. Engineering (Major: Aeronautical) (Honours), 2008
• University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, BSc. Engineering (Major: Aeronautical), 2005-2007

Contact
Prashant Karuthasen
Senior Advisor
Tel: +27 82 712 3931
e-mail: prashant.karuthasen@kpmg.co.za

Grace Sexwale
“My passion is centred around making a real difference to the communities I come from. I could contribute to improving the lives of those receiving healthcare services through KPMG. My passion is to contribute to the public health in business process improvement and respond to policy. My background includes operations and financial management.” Learn more about Grace’s experience and expertise.

 



Grace Sexwale is an Associate Director in Management Consulting at KPMG in South Africa. She is passionate about improving healthcare services in South Africa, and across the African continent as a whole. As an expert with extensive public sector experience, Grace is a vital part of KPMG Africa’s healthcare team.

Grace has over 18 years of business experience in the public and private sectors. She is an experienced team leader with the ability to initiate/manage cross-functional teams and projects, and to deliver cost reduction and efficiencies.

Grace’s extensive Public Sector experience means that she understands the administrative, operational and governance challenges unique to this sector. She has many areas of experience in finance and accounting including a deep understanding of finance transformation, manufacturing and inventory control. She understands that standardized financial processes improve effectiveness and strengthen internal controls.

As part of her career, she has had many opportunities to analyse business processes, develop recommendations and implement proven solutions to drive measurable efficiencies. She has built her career in finance transformation, financial management and ERP (JD Edward) system and other systems (MFG Pro) implementation.

Grace’s extensive experience with both systems and processes provides clients with experience necessary to assist them in making immediate improvements and provides structure for continuous process improvements that best meet their organisation’s long-term needs.

Grace’s main focus is the improvement of performance of KPMG clients, taking into consideration:

• Efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation. i.e. process and technology
• Supply chain management
• Strategic formulation and alignment
• Project management
• Financial management ( including Budgeting, Cash Management, Cost Management and Payroll)

Qualifications

• MBA (University of Stellenbosch)
• Honors in Business Management (University of Stellenbosch)
• B. Comm. (University of KwaZulu Natal)

Contact
Grace Sexwale
Associate Director, Management Consulting
Tel: +27 82 718 2886
e-mail: grace.sexwale@kpmg.co.za

Robert Brown
“I have worked with clients at both the delivery and strategic planning level where decisions shape local health systems. I have seen the impact of a disconnect between the ‘coal face’ and the Chief Exec and I am passionate about helping the leaders of health systems to develop strategy that will have a practical, tangible impact on the lives of patients; and about helping front-line staff to turn these strategies into better outcomes.” Learn more about Robert’s experience and expertise.



Since joining KPMG in South Africa from our Healthcare Advisory Team in the UK, Rob has been working closely on the National Health Insurance (NHI) agenda, helping a number of clients – including the Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) – develop their strategic responses to the Government’s policy proposals on NHI.

Prior to joining KPMG, Robert worked for the UK Department of Health, where he led the policy development of the financial failure regime for acute hospital providers.

Health system performance
Rob is currently working with the Gauteng Provincial Department of Health on a major project designed to identify and address the root causes of the long-standing and high-profile challenges the Department is facing in supply chain; finance, human resource management and strategic leadership

Rob managed a multi-disciplinary KPMG team supporting the Strategic Health Authority and the commissioners in the NW London Sector in redesigning the acute provider landscape in the sector to meet the future health needs of the population.

Clinical strategy
Robert recently worked with a £460m hospital provider in the UK to develop a five-year clinical strategy, responding to changes in the funding and policy environment both locally and nationally. Rob advised the board on the organisation’s future strategic direction, whilst working closely with general managers and clinicians to deliver the skills transfer that would ensure effective and sustainable implementation.

Acute provider turnaround
Robert was part of the multi-functional KPMG team supporting an NHS Foundation Hospital Trust develop a turnaround plan to address recurring deficits in excess of £10m p.a. The turnaround plan tackled systemic issues and inefficiencies in the organisation’s back office and the configuration of its services.

Robert developed and refined a new configuration for urgent care which would support an acute hospital provider in achieving financial balance when faced with an under-sized catchment population and political demands for a full range of services.

Health market analysis
Robert has worked on a number of market analysis projects in the health sectors in the UK and South Africa, including a number of new market opportunity assessments in both private and public sectors.

Qualifications

• BA Honours
• MA Honours

Contact
Robert Brown
Senior Manager, Healthcare, South Africa and Africa
Tel: +27 82 717 6030
e-mail: Robert.Brown@kpmg.co.za

Rita Owino
“Even at a young age, I recognised the gaps and inequalities in our healthcare system and wanted to be involved in making it better. Images of sick children dying from preventable diseases, and images of women and men, young and old without access to medical care, were constant reminders of the inequalities. I am not a doctor, but my desire for functional healthcare systems in Africa and my desire for quality, affordable healthcare for all of Africa’s citizens are still alive.”Learn more about Rita’s experience and expertise.



Rita Owino is a manager in the healthcare practice for KPMG in East Africa. She is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt professional with over 13 years’ experience in healthcare, primarily in the managed care setting.

Rita has worked with providers (hospitals and medical groups/physicians) and payers (government, employers and health insurers) to manage total cost of healthcare related to quality improvement and cost reduction. She has managed and facilitated the implementation of initiatives and strategies that support a seamless, integrated, coordinated delivery system of care via the application of various managed healthcare principles including provider contracting, disease management, utilization management and review, case management and wellness programs.

Before joining KPMG, Rita served for eight years in various capacities with UnitedHealth Group, a leading healthcare company serving over 70 million individuals worldwide. During her tenure at UnitedHealth Group, Rita successfully negotiated and secured multimillion-dollar contracts with health systems, significantly improved operational processes by reengineering outdated healthcare claims adjudication policies, and was part of a team that successfully launched a new product to the national market (US).

Prior to UnitedHealth Group, Rita held positions at other managed health care companies in the United States, including Medica – a health management and insurance company based in Minnesota and Humana, a healthcare company that markets and administers health insurance and health and wellness programs across the United States and internationally.

Rita lives in Nairobi, Kenya and in her spare time enjoys reading, travelling, learning new languages and watching various sports.

Qualifications

• Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Post Baccalaureate Certification in Biotechnology
• University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wisconsin, Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Cum Laude

Contact
Rita Owino
Manager, Healthcare
Tel: +254 20 280 6000
e-mail: rowino@kpmg.co.ke

Dalene van Greune
“There is a proverb that says ‘He who has Health has hope; he who has hope has everything.’ I am excited to be part of a team who is passionate about giving hope!” Learn more about Dalene’s experience and expertise.


 





Dalene van Greune is the Healthcare Coordinator in KPMG Africa’s Healthcare Practice and your first point of contact for the Healthcare team.

She is the newest member of the Healthcare team but an old hand at KPMG. Dalene spent some time in the United Kingdom, where she worked in KPMG’s Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare team for three years before returning to South Africa.

Qualifications

• BA Degree in Communication, Business and Personnel Psychology

Contact
Dalene van Greune
Africa HealthCare Coordinator
Tel: +27 82 719 0587
e-mail: Dalene.VanGreune@kpmg.co.za

Jelco van der Avoort
“I am passionate about healthcare because healthcare affects everybody’s life sooner or later. Besides, in supporting my clients I can contribute in moving South Africa’s health system to the next level.” Learn more about Jelco’s experience and expertise.


 



Jelco joined KPMG South Africa’s healthcare advisory team in July 2012. He holds a Masters degree in Health Economics and in Health Sciences. During his studies Jelco lived in South Africa for a period of 6 months conducting his master thesis research at one of the big three private hospital chains. He joined KPMG’s healthcare advisory practice in The Netherlands in 2008. In 2011, he became a regional executive supporting KPMG’s Global Healthcare Centre of Excellence, before joining the South African team in 2012.

 

Jelco has managed several projects for Medical Schemes, healthcare providers and the National Department of Health in South Africa.

 

Prior to joining the South African team, he was a key team member in a major Margin Improvement project. Jelco was part of the team that developed a tool for clinicians to efficiently analyze DRG margins. He furthermore developed a business case to capitalize quick wins identified during the project.

 

Other projects include:


• DRG cost price modeling for several healthcare providers.
• Assessments of healthcare providers finance departments.
• Process improvement and business analysis for the Municipality of Amsterdam (responsible for contracting homecare).
• Designing administrative DRG processes for two hospitals after implementation of a new IT, production registration, system.
• Design and implementation of a medical administrative department in a hospital. Covering all processes from DRG registration to DRG grouping and DRG claims processes.


Qualifications

• Health Economics (Msc.)– Erasmus University Rotterdam (2005 – 2006)
• Health Sciences (Msc.) – Maastricht University (2000 – 2005)

Contact
Jelco van der Avoort
Senior Consultant, Healthcare, South Africa and Africa
Tel: +27 82 718 3568
e-mail: jelco.vanderavoort@kpmg.co.za

Anuschka Coovadia
“Having worked as a doctor in the public health sector, and having experienced being on the other side as a patient and as the family of a patient, I am inspired by the courage and the commitment of healthcare workers in our country. I am motivated by the deprivation and the need that I have witnessed, both in the system and amongst its patients, to make a positive change. I am always seeking mechanisms to support the strengthening of our healthcare sector and ease the pain of its past inequities.” Learn more about Anuschka’s experience and expertise.
 

Anuschka comes from a clinical background and has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, varying from market research to sales experience, health economic analysis, clinical trial operations, actuarial reporting, health risk management, data modelling and product development.

As a health economic consultant, she has worked with many governments across Africa, and private organisations, such as the Rockefeller Foundation, the HSRC and Sovereign Health, on projects that involve protocol design, data collection and analysis, budget management and presentation of results, in local and international forums.

At Novartis, she initially worked in a scientific marketing/sales position but later moved into clinical trials operations, travelling through-out Africa, establishing clinical operations, developing a network with key state officials and managing a team of medical advisors.

She also worked at Momentum Health as a Health Product Development Specialist, in the Health Actuarial Department, then headed up the managed care division in the Metropolitan’s Durban office, and later worked as the head of Strategic Projects and then as the Head of the GEMS Clinical Advisory Services.

At KPMG, Anuschka is a health actuarial specialist.

Qualifications

• MBChB - Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (University of Natal)
• MSE - Masters of Economics (University of Natal)

 

Current Studies

 

• Actuarial Science - Institute of Actuaries


Contact
Anuschka Coovadia
Senior Manager, Healthcare, South Africa and Africa
Tel: +27 82 719 2813
e-mail: anuschka.coovadia@kpmg.co.za

Lizwe L Siso
“My passion for healthcare stems from a deep sense of service and enduring personal values that include fairness, social justice, equity in access and outcome for everyone regardless of difference. I believe that a healthier population translates into a productive and effective workforce which in turn bolsters the economy for the benefit of all in the long run.” Learn more about Lizwe’s experience and expertise.
 




Lizwe is a people and change consultant with a diverse range of skills and experience, having worked in various senior roles in private and public organisations to implement strategies, manage HR and lead change projects.

Lizwe’s area of expertise includes people and change management, union negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, leading HR projects, strategic reconfiguration, organisation design and development and managing diversity. Whilst working for West Sussex PCT, Lizwe led an organisational redesign and restructuring process and saved over £500000 (over R5m) in structured people costs.

Prior to moving to SA, Lizwe was employed by the London Deanery (University of London) and led a job evaluation project for medical and non-medical professionals. He was also involved in the NHS London Workforce Strategy and the Medical and Dental Education Commissioning System (MDECS) as an expert subject lead on Equality and Diversity.

When the European Working Directive (ETD) was enacted into law in the UK (Working Time Regulations), Lizwe worked as Project Manager-Junior Doctors Hours for a Trust in Brighton. He was successful in achieving 96% compliance in 2002 - 2003 Ministerial Returns (previous year compliance stood 66%). The success was achieved by using an analysis, design, and delivery, implement and monitor or evaluate cycle. Essentially it was project managing from a concept stage to a business case design, including change and HR management.

Lizwe also has a financial background, having worked as a financial accountant for a few years. His experience as a clinical professional in the National Health Service and BUPA, has provided Lizwe with an understanding and appreciation for healthcare and healthcare provision, both in the private and public sectors, knowledge and skills which are transferable.

Away from work, Lizwe spends time with family and friends and is a committed rugby fan!

Qualifications

• Postgraduate Certificate in People Management and Development (2008), Brighton Business School, Brighton, UK
• Masters in Business Administration (2001), Aberdeen Business School, Scotland, UK
• Part-Qualified Accountant - ACCA
• BA (Honours) Accounting & Finance (1997), University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
• Health Studies (1994), Sussex & Kent Institute, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Contact
Lizwe L Siso
People and Change Consultant, Healthcare, South Africa and Africa

e-mail: lizwe.siso@kpmg.co.za

Andre Olivenca
“Working in infrastructure healthcare is much more than numbers and powerpoint slides. I strongly believe that bridging the gap in infrastructure delivery will contribute to the improvement of healthcare services in Africa. Looking at innovative and efficient ways of financing healthcare infrastructure expenditure will also assist in unlocking the budget to what is really important: the provision of better healthcare to more people. This is even more rewarding when you think this will have a tangible and direct effect in creating better living standards for millions of people in Africa.” Learn more about Andre’s experience and expertise.

Andre is an Associate Director, Global Infrastructure, and has done several business plan and valuation exercises where he developed analytical and modeling skills. He has also specialised in infrastructure procurement and financing, having dealt with financial institutions such as commercial and investment banks, the DBSA, ADB, EIB, IFC and other multilateral funding agencies.

He has been involved in several PPP projects in the health sector. He advised the National Department of Health in South Africa and DBSA on the new Dr. George Mukhari hospital feasibility study and the Limpopo Government on the Limpopo Nursing Colleges feasibility study. Andre also advises infrastructure developers on some other private side initiatives in Africa.

Whilst at KPMG in Portugal, Andre advised José de Mello Saude, Somague and Edifer on the context of Portugal’s Health PPP programme, which also included clinical services as part of the PPP Agreement. The Braga Hospital , European Healthcare Deal of the year by Euromoney, had the financial close in February 2009, while the Vila Franca Hospital started construction in March 2011, after a long and intensive procurement process. Andre was part of the team advising Mota-Engil and Somague in their bid for the Terceira Hospital, which was successfully closed in October 2009.

Before joining KPMG South Africa, André advised an infrastructure fund on a buy-side mandate for health opportunities in Portugal and he also assisted José de Mello Saúde (largest clinical provider in Portugal) in their divestment from non-core assets on what we call internally Infrastructure M&A.

Andre was also involved on other healthcare infrastructure projects and business development initiatives in Spain, Poland and Chile. Recently, Andre has been asked to speak on PPP policy and innovative ways for financing infrastructure delivery.

Qualifications

• Master in Finance from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
• Degree on Economics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
• Member of Ordem dos Economistas, Portugal

Contact
Andre Olivenca
Associate Director, Global Infrastructure
Tel: +27 82 718 4496
e-mail: andre.olivenca@kpmg.co.za

Kathy Tyacke
“People use health services at the times they are most vulnerable. With first- hand experience as a patient, health professional, manager and management consultant, I am concerned with making health services work.” Learn more about Kathy’s experience and expertise.
 






Kathy is a Principal Consultant with expertise in public and health sector strategy, planning, transformation and project management.

Kathy has 15 years experience working in the public sector as a manager for provincial government and then as a management consultant. She has project-managed a wide range of international, national, provincial and local government public sector and health projects.

Before joining KPMG, Kathy worked as a consultant with Palmer Development Group (PDG) where she managed a range of large projects, including an evaluation of a national health programme in Uganda for the World Bank, an evaluation of the Special Poverty Relief Allocation for National Treasury, studies of Public-Private Partnerships in local government and health strategies for a range of municipalities.

While with EOH Consulting, Kathy was the project manager for an OD audit of a hospital complex for Free State Department of Health, customer satisfaction survey of hospitals and clinics in the Eastern Cape, institutional capacity assessment of health services for Amathole District Municipality, and also carried out an evaluation of training needs for nurses in Eastern Cape hospitals.

Kathy also worked at the Gauteng Department of Health where she was responsible for district service planning. She played a key role in developing human resource capacity in districts to develop district health plans. This involved developing guidelines, definitions and norms for development of Community Health Centres, clinics and community services. Based on national guidelines she managed the development of the package of Primary Healthcare services for Gauteng. She designed and managed the implementation of community-based rehabilitation across Gauteng.

Since joining KPMG, Kathy has project-managed an evaluation of the performance of Funds established by the Swazi government to facilitate referral of patients to South Africa, the review of an evaluation framework for Dutch private equity firm Investment Fund for Health in Africa (IFHA), for UNICEF an evaluation of the National School Nutrition Programme, development of a private hospital business plans, assessment of capacity of a municipality to deliver municipal health services, a performance review of police stations and has provided oversight of the Evaluation of the School Food Security Programme in Northern Cape.

Qualifications

• Masters in Business Administration, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), South Africa
• Bachelor of Science, New York University, United States
• Bachelor of Arts, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Contact
Kathy Tyacke
Principal Consultant, Healthcare, South Africa and Africa
Tel: +27 82 430 2506
e-mail: kathy.tyacke@kpmg.co.za

Dominic Volek
“For the vast majority of people that are unable to pay for health provision, new models of care need to be designed, as governments begin to acknowledge the importance of prevention over curative action. Governments are experimenting with different forms of universal health provision and the reforms that they undertake over the next decade will be crucial to cutting mortality rates and improving health outcomes – KPMG has a crucial role to play in this process.” Learn more about Dominic’s experience and expertise.


Dominic is a Manager: Global Infrastructure, Africa, and specialises in providing strategic, financial and commercial advice to public and private sector clients on infrastructure-related transactions across Africa.

Dominic has extensive experience in construction contracts together with applicable tax and corporate experience including full financial statement audits and internal control evaluation.

Recent advisory project experience:

• Strategic energy and environmental risk assessment for a large South African mining company including the assessment of total resource availability, security of supply, pricing and technology development, adoption and diffusion. The project focussed on South Africa as well as a high level overview of the strategic and environmental risks in Zimbabwe.

• Consultancy services for a cost benefit and comparative analysis of Shale Gas vs. Nuclear Power for the South African Department of Energy including an analysis of policy requirements, permitting, licensing, environmental issues, pricing methodologies, funding, tariff impacts and construction schedule and related risks

• Financial modelling, business planning and assistance with the execution of a capital raising strategy and potential privatisation of NTP Radioisotopes (Pty) Ltd.

• Financial modelling, business case compilation and debt fund structuring for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, including government negotiations. Dominic was also responsible for the management of the entire Hospital Operator procurement process, drafting  tender documents, creating scoring matrices, running the RFP adjudication workshops and managing a virtual dataroom.

• Financial modelling and project information memorandum compilation for the debt raising for the Beitbridge Border Post rehabilitation project.

Dr. George Mukhari Hospital PPP feasibility - Financial advisor to Driver Consortium that advises the Gauteng Department of Health on the final feasibility study and subsequent procurement phase of this new hospital.

• Assistance in numerous proposal submissions and advisory projects relating to renewable energy projects, healthcare infrastructure and rail transport.

Qualifications

• Bachelor of Arts (Corporate Communication)
• Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) - Honours
• Qualified Chartered Accountant – CA(SA)
• Registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

Contact
Dominic Volek
Manager: Global Infrastructure – Africa
Tel: +27 82 718 4587
e-mail: dominic.volek@kpmg.co.za

 

 

Joubert Krugel
“Good health is central to human quality of life. As a pharmacist, I have experienced first-hand what positive impact good quality healthcare, products and services can have on a patient’s health and quality of life. I am passionate to work with key stakeholders to ensure that patients gain access to good quality healthcare, products and services.” Learn more about Joubert’s experience and expertise

Joubert Krugel is the Life Sciences Executive for KPMG in Africa’s Healthcare practice. He is a licensed pharmacist with over 15 years’ healthcare-focused leadership and business experience in the life sciences, pharmaceutical, medical device, clinical, funder and managed healthcare sectors, at local and international levels, for market-leading companies and major healthcare providers.

 

He has secured business in the private and public sectors, dealing with patients, healthcare professionals, hospitals groups, medical schemes, administrators, managed healthcare customers, government (Department of Health), professional societies and industry bodies at different strategic levels. He has an in-depth knowledge of the South African healthcare environment, established relationships with key stakeholders and a strong track record in industry negotiations.

 

Joubert has 10 years’ international experience in market access and 5 years executive level experience. He has a strong business track record in achieving business results, a strong leadership track record in building/leading teams and developing people, leading cross-functional (local and international) business teams and working groups, a strong track record in strategic thinking and delivering organisational effectiveness.

 

He has extensive experience in the following areas:

• Specialist knowledge in life sciences (incl. medical device and pharmaceutical) industries

• Business and commercial strategy

• Business development and sales strategy

• Market access, health economic and reimbursement strategy

• Key account/customer relationship strategy – introduction to key players in the SA market

• Negotiation strategy – tenders, contracts, Health Technology Assessments (HTA),

  reimbursement and pricing

• Scenario and strategic planning

• Market scope, analysis and proposals for growth 

• Risk management and forecast the impact to performance

• Value proposals – company, product and service value proposal development to secure customer support and access

• Enable high performance and growth

• People and project management.

 

His experience enables him to provide tailored business solutions that help clients gain a deeper customer understanding, create customer-specific solutions while delivering long-term value to the organisation.

 

Born on a farm in South Africa, he understands the healthcare needs of many South Africans living in the rural and metropolitan areas. He lives in Pretoria with his wife Lullu and often returns to the farm to visit his parents. He is a keen sportsman who plays golf, does road running, scuba diving and Pilates to keep himself fit and healthy.

 

Qualifications

 

• B Pharm. (North West University) (1998)

• MBA (International Negotiations Academy) (2003)

• Registered Pharmacist (South African Pharmacy Council) (since 1999).

 

Contact

Joubert Krugel
Life Sciences Executive for Africa
Tel: +27 82 572 8064
e-mail: joubert.krugel@kpmg.co.za

 

 

Jackie Ramasodi
“Healthcare is a basic human right and so it should be, not only for those who can afford to pay for services but for all citizens, hence my passion and commitment to contribute towards making evidence based quality care accessible to all.” Learn more about Jackie’s experience and expertise. 
 






Jackie is a Principal Consultant with expertise in pharmaceuticals, public and private healthcare sector. She has 8 years’ experience in clinical nursing and management of primary healthcare clinics, as a registered nurse qualified in general nursing, community health, midwifery and psychiatry. Before joining KPMG, Jackie spent 9 years in the pharmaceutical industry in various roles from sales, key accounts management and market access.

 

Her responsibilities included, but were not limited to

• Providing leadership and strategic direction to the marketing department in order to ensure the company’s  products obtain and maintain optimal pricing, reimbursement status and listing on tenders, while facilitating patient access to the best available treatment

• Driving the cross-functional elaboration of profit-optimised pricing and market access  strategies for projects/products across different target indications and for their whole life cycle

• Integration of pricing and reimbursement considerations into target product profiles, target product claims, marketing strategies, business plans  in collaboration with the business units and the global product teams

• Developing health economics arguments and value evidence to facilitate optimal pricing/reimbursement and market access

• Responsible for external relationships with industry trade groups and payers on reimbursement

• Analyse reimbursement trends and proposed legislation in public and private healthcare segments that have predictable impacts on the company’s products

• Identify positive reimbursement trends and opportunities for the company’s products and develop strategic and tactical initiatives to position products.


Jackie is the author of a book titled: Healthcare Professionals and Job Satisfaction: are we missing the point?

Qualifications

• Masters in Public Health, Health systems management and policy (University of Limpopo Medunsa)

• Bachelor of Arts Psychology and Sociology (Vista University)

• Diploma in General nursing, Community Health, Midwifery and Psychiatry (Bonalesedi Nursing College)

 

Contact

Jackie Ramasodi
Principal Consultant, Healthcare, South Africa and Africa
Tel: +27 79 693 8740
e-mail: jackie.ramasodi@kpmg.co.za

 

 

Stephanie Gormley
“I am passionate about healthcare because everyone will, at some point, rely on a healthcare system and be forced to place their trust in that system. I believe it is their right to receive the best possible service and treatment.” Learn more about Stephanie’s experience and expertise.