Penda Health has announced the appointment of Karim Moledina as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). Until his appointment, Moledina served as a Business Development Consultant at Penda Health. He is expected to spearhead the fast-growing health care provider’s expansion strategy underpinned by technology with the planned opening of new medical centres this year.

In his new role, Moledina will be in charge of branch expansion, HR, supply chain, facilities and marketing.

Announcing the appointment, Penda Health CEO, Stephanie Koczela, says Moledina’s wide expertise in the hospitality and health care spanning a variety of roles. These include finance, marketing, IT, human resource, project management and business advisory.

“The appointment of Moledina is a reflection of our commitment to continuous improvement of our business operations as we scale the next level of our growth strategy,” said Koczela.

As a Business Development Consultant, Karim helped to design and manage the launch of Penda’s new business model and referral center in Nairobi’s Central Business District as well as three new branches in the city.

Moledina has over 30 years working experience in Kenya and abroad including 6 years at Java House, a leading coffee roaster and restaurant operator in Kenya. He is also recognized for providing his business acumen to several organizations including Jacaranda Health, Liberty Eagle, Big Square, Monaco Coffee International, amongst others.

Born in Uganda in 1968, Moledina holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economic (Accounting Major) from Lehigh University in the USA.

Penda Health is a medical services provider operating over 20 medical centres in Nairobi and its environs. It is expanding its affordable health care model and targeting to serve more than 400,000 patients in 2021. Penda’s referral center located in Nairobi’s CBD will provide specialist services such as pediatric, gynecology and dental consultations, and advanced ultrasound, diagnostics and laboratory tests.