Legatum Convergence 2011 - Infectious Ideas: Olamide Orekunrin

The Legatum Convergence

Infectious Ideas
Billions of people do not have access to good health care. There are surprising and innovative solutions for the delivery of medical care in emerging countries.

Speaker: Olamide Orekunrin, Managing Director, Flying Doctors Nigeria Ltd

Dr. Olamide Orekunrin is a medical doctor, helicopter pilot and Managing Director of the Flying Doctors Nigeria Ltd, West Africa's first Air Ambulance Service.

She graduated from the University Of York, is one of the youngest doctor’s in the country and has worked in the NHS for nearly ten years. She has a specialist interest in Trauma and Pre-hospital Care, buttressed by her private work at motor-racing Circuits across the country and her work with air ambulance services in the UK and Japan.

She has published her own book along with several articles in high-profile medical journals and has sat on various influential boards at the British Medical Association.
In 2008, she was awarded the prestigious MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship and produced groundbreaking research in the field of regenerative medicine, focusing on induced pluripotent stem cells. She also is a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and holds their board certification.

She Currently resides in Lagos, Nigeria where she is considered a national expert of disaster medicine and pre-hospital care. Her company has been featured on various local TV and radio stations as well as the BBC and CNN.

The Legatum Convergence, presented by the Legatum Center at MIT, is the global forum on entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Every year, aspiring and established entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors, academics and others interested in entrepreneurship and bottom-up development convene at this marketplace of ideas.

Increasingly, entrepreneurship is being recognized for its role in creating prosperity and fostering good governance around the world. Today, innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and bottom-up development can effectively address the issues faced by low-income countries and stimulate progress in their economies. The two-day conference will explore the challenges and opportunities entrepreneurs encounter in the fields of education, health, technology, media, and manufacturing. The Convergence will also address financing and the nature of entrepreneurship from multiple perspectives.


Convergence 2011