About

Who we are

CarePay is a Kenyan company that administers conditional healthcare payments between funders, patients and healthcare providers. Through our M-TIBA platform, CarePay directs funds from public and private funders directly to patients into a “health wallet” on their mobile phone. The use of these funds is restricted to conditional spending at selected healthcare providers across Kenya. With every transaction, we combine a digital payment with real time medical and financial data collection, to help make healthcare safer and more transparent for both patients and healthcare providers. CarePay has contracted more than 2,000 healthcare facilities across Kenya, with an ambition to drive healthcare inclusion for millions of Kenyans.

Our Vision

Our vision is a world in which health is both a universal human right and a universal human reality.

Our Mission

Our mission is Connecting Everyone, Everywhere to Better Healthcare.
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Our Core Values

  • INTEGRITY
  • PASSION
  • CARE
  • INNOVATION

Board Members

Jaap Maljers, Md. MBA
Jaap Maljers finished med-school (University of Amsterdam) in 1985 and obtained an MBA at the Erasmus University...

Jaap Maljers finished med-school (University of Amsterdam) in 1985 and obtained an MBA at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1987. After a short career as an international management consultant at McKinsey & Company he started his ‘journey’ as a health care entrepreneur in 1991.

Jaap has a strong urge to be innovative and strive for social and lasting impact in health care. He believes that an entrepreneurial attitude is key to making the health care system more accessible, affordable and of the best quality. Over the years Jaap has founded many companies that fit in this profile - Plexus (1991), Vision Clinics (1996), Alant Medical (2001) and Performation (2006).  Jaap is chairman of the Dutch Children Cancer Foundation, KiKa.

Les Baillie
Les Baillie is currently Executive Director of the M-PESA Foundation. He was previously an external trustee of the...

Les Baillie is currently Executive Director of the M-PESA Foundation. He was previously an external trustee of the Safaricom Foundation, having retired from the position of Chairman of the Safaricom Foundation, a position he took up in August 2003 when the Foundation was formed.

He came to Kenya in 2000 when he was appointed by Vodafone as CFO for Safaricom Limited. In this role he led the company in three fundraising exercises and spearheaded the Company through the IPO, which valued the company at over US$2.5bn. He was instrumental in working with Vodafone to develop the initial application of M-Pesa, from initial idea to commercial launch.

In 2008, following the highly successful Safaricom IPO, he became Chief Investor Relations Officer (CIRO) of Safaricom. In 2009 he retired from Vodafone and continued as CIRO until handing over in 2011 to the present CFO.

Prior to joining Safaricom he held various financial director positions within the Vodafone Group in the UK, having joined Vodafone in 1986.

He was appointed as a non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited in August 2010 and is an independent non-executive Director of M-KOPA Llc, a technology start-up company based in Nairobi.

Additionally he is Chairman of the Environmental Track of the Africa Conference on Volunteer Action for Peace and Development, Chairman of Gertrude’s Hospital Foundation, a Board member of Junior Achievement Kenya, a Trustee of the Gender Violence Recovery Centre (part of Nairobi Women’s Hospital), Chairman of the Safaricom Staff Pension Scheme and Chairman of the Standard Chartered Kenya Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme.

In 2010 the Kenyan Minister of Tourism established a National M.I.C.E Committee (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) and Les was appointed by the Minister as Chairman of this committee.

Les is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the UK and holds a B.A. (hons) degree from Reading University in UK.

Rens Alban
Rens Alban joined the CarePay Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2016. An avid investor in the ICT sector, he...

Rens Alban joined the CarePay Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2016. An avid investor in the ICT sector, he brings a wealth of experience in running start-ups and mature companies in this sector. Rens founded Virtual Affairs in 1997. Virtual Affairs has extensive experience in the Insurance and Banking Sector and employs over 150 specialists and currently has offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Sofia, Bulgaria. With his pragmatic combination of clear business insight, extensive technological expertise and creativity, Rens successfully steered the company to contribute significantly to its clients’ results.

Rens has also co-founded and invested in a number of medium size ICT companies and other non ICT companies through his two Private Equity companies, Haringvliet BV and Pectopad Investments BV. A passionate entrepreneur, corporate turn around and recovery specialist, Rens is constantly looking for new investment opportunities in the ICT/Internet sector.

Rens also serves on the board of CoolSculpting Kliniek Netherland since May 2015.

He holds a Masters' degree in Business Administration from Eramus University Rotterdam.

Sanda Ojiambo
Sanda Ojiambo is the Head of Corporate Responsibility at Safaricom, where she manages the Social Innovation,...

Sanda Ojiambo is the Head of Corporate Responsibility at Safaricom, where she manages the Social Innovation, Sustainability, Environmental Management, Social Policy and the Corporate Social Investment portfolios.

Sanda has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Development Economics. She has completed training in Executive Leadership at Strathmore Business School in Kenya and Harvard Business School in the USA.

She previously worked as the Director of Programmes at the Africa Regional Office of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, where she provided technical and strategic leadership for the development and implementation of women’s health programmes in over 40 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sanda has also worked at CARE International, UNDP Somalia and Planned Parenthood Federation of America - International; where she managed a range of development projects including community based health and education interventions; NGO capacity building, women’s empowerment and women’s health.

She is a Director of the Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest), a Kenyan State Corporation; and is a board member of the Gender Violence Recovery Centre, a Kenyan NGO.

Sanda is passionate about contributing to Kenya’s development agenda and the evolving and growing role of technology in providing socio-economic development solutions. She is an avid traveler and recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

Management

Barry Lagerweij
Chief Technical Officer
He has over 15 years experience as an innovative IT architect with expertise in delivery of technical strategy and...

He has over 15 years experience as an innovative IT architect with expertise in delivery of technical strategy and solutions, application development and project management. He is also experienced in Java/ J2EE application development including analysis, development, testing and onsite customer support.

During his career, he has successfully delivered projects in telecom (Vodafone, Tiscali), banking (ING Bank) and insurance / Solvency II (e.g. for ING, Allianz, AEGON, AXA, Generali). Barry holds a B.SC in Computer Science from Polytechnic University in Utrecht. 

Emily Kinuthia
Human Resource Manager
Emily has over 10 plus years’ experience and wide background of HR functions with core competency in HR policies...

Emily has over 10 plus years’ experience and wide background of HR functions with core competency in HR policies development, implementation and legal compliance, recruitment and selection, retention, employee relation, performance management, staff development, reward & benefits, contract, HR systems and management. She has experience with private sector as well as NGO HR sector across multi site relief and development operations, countries and region. She holds a Msc. in Human Resource Development from University of Manchester, UK and is a full member of Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM).

Kees Van Lede
Chief Executive Officer
He has 10 years experience in general management, marketing and business development, having worked in Africa and...

He has 10 years experience in general management, marketing and business development, having worked in Africa and Europe in the FMCG and Technology sectors. Before becoming CEO, Kees was the Chief Commercial Officer at Carepay.

Before joining CarePay in March 2016, Kees was the mHealth (mobile health) Director of PharmAcess Foundation. In that position he led the organization’s mHealth activities in Kenya, with a key focus on building the partnership with Safaricom. During this time Kees also worked on the inception of CarePay, which was incubated by PharmAccess Foundation.

Prior to his time at PharmAccess, Kees worked for Guidion and Unilever. He holds a Masters degree in Applied Physics from Delft Technical University and an MBA from INSEAD Business School, France. 

Mercy Njoroge
Customer Service Manager
Mercy has over 10 years experience in office management, office set up, business processes, customer service,...

Mercy has over 10 years experience in office management, office set up, business processes, customer service, procurement and client management. Prior to joining CarePay, Mercy worked for Tearfund, People in Aid, RedR UK; Kenya and Scrubs TwoFiveFour. She holds an MBA in Strategic Management and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology Networking from United States International University.

Michiel Slootweg
Co- Founder
Michiel is the former CEO at Carepay. He is now responsible for insurance service development and industry...

Michiel is the former CEO at Carepay. He is now responsible for insurance development and industry engagement.He has over 15 years work experience drawn from working across various sectors including healthcare, insurance, telecom and corporate finance in Sub Saharan Africa.Previously Michiel worked as AAR’s Group COO.

Prior to that he was the Founder and Director of Emecas Finance BV and Corporate Finance Manager at Celtel International BV (now Airtel Africa). He started his career at ING, a global financial services institution.

Moses Kuria
Financial Director
Prior to joining CarePay, Moses worked with Deloitte East Africa where he was a Manager in the Audit department...

Moses has over 10 years’ financial experience gained while providing accounting and auditing services to financial service institutions.

Prior to joining CarePay, Moses worked with Deloitte & Touche East Africa where he left as a manager in the Audit department having held various positions with Deloitte over the last 8 years. Moses has also worked for General Motors East Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University of Nairobi (Finance) and is a qualified Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. Moses is currently pursuing ACA from Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). 

Dr. Priya Shah
Operations Director
Priya has over 15 years’ experience in Healthcare Management and Health insurance having been involved in...

Priya has over 15 years’ experience in Healthcare Management and Health insurance having been involved in Operations restructuring projects. Priya set up of the Pharmacy Procurement system as well as designed and implemented the Drug Formulary for AAR Healthcare within East Africa.

Priya has vast experience in the design and implementation of Electronic Medical records management systems and Electronic billing systems. Priya has set up and managed Out-Patient Facilities.

Priya, a Pharmacist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Prescribing Sciences from The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Priya has worked as a Pharmacist with the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and is a member of the General Pharmaceutical Council, United Kingdom, and the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, Kenya.

 

Steve Maina
Product Implementation Director
Steve has over 15 years’ global experience in leading technical projects focused on increasing profitability....

Steve has over 15 years’ global experience in leading technical projects focused on increasing profitability.  Steve, a Project Management Professional (PMP), holds an MBA from University of Dallas, a Business Intelligence Certificate from Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University and a Foundation certificate in IT Service Management, IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL).  His professional career spans from smaller start-ups to large, Fortune 500 multinational organizations.

Dr. Torooti Mwirigi
Project Director
Dr. Mwirigi has over 10 years experience gained from previous roles in health insurance, health technology and...

Dr. Mwirigi has over 10 years experience gained from previous roles in health insurance, health technology and health not-for-profit organizations. The immense experience he has attained has broadened his understanding on the importance of improving quality of healthcare and the need to work with strategic partners to achieve this. Dr. Mwirigi is passionate about innovation and how it is driving the quality of healthcare in Africa and across the world. In his current role, he leads in developing and rolling out the M-TIBA platform to users.

 He has an educational background in information systems where he attained Information Systems Diploma from Strathmore University. In 2005, he acquired a medicine degree from University of Nairobi and he is also an MBA holder from Strathmore Business School.  

 

Investors

Investment Funds for Healthcare in Africa (IFHA)
IFHA are private equity funds dedicated to small - medium size (equity) investments in private healthcare companies in Africa.

The Investment Funds for Health in Africa (IFHA) are private equity funds dedicated to small - medium size (equity) investments in private healthcare companies in Africa. At IFHA, we invest in private healthcare companies that operate in fast-growing markets and show unique advantages over the competition. IFHA predominantly focuses on companies active in the following sectors:

IFHA responds to the growing need for capital investments in private healthcare in Africa, which are driven by the market growth and improved economic performance in Africa over the past number of years. Visit their website

M-PESA Foundation
M-PESA foundation is a charitable trust founded by the M-PESA Holding Company Limited. It supports projects in education, health and environment sectors in Kenya.

M-PESA foundation is a charitable trust founded by the M-PESA Holding Company Limited. It supports projects in education, health and environment sectors in Kenya. Visit their website.

Partners

AAR Healthcare
AAR Healthcare Holdings Limited is a leading medical service provider with 3 subsidiaries in East Africa and one Hospital in Uganda.

AAR Healthcare Holdings Limited is a leading medical service provider with 3 subsidiaries in East Africa and one Hospital in Uganda. These include:

  • AAR Health Care Kenya Ltd,
  • AAR Health Care Uganda Limited
  • AAR Health Care Tanzania Ltd
  • Kampala Hospital Ltd

As pioneers in the provision of private healthcare in the region, AAR Healthcare’s success has largely been driven by our people and their commitment to always offer high quality and affordable healthcare - by operating responsibly, executing with excellence, applying innovative technologies and capturing new opportunities for profitable growth.

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Gertrude’s Childrens Hospital
Gertrude's Children's Hospital is the Largest Paediatric Hospital in East and Central Africa, it gives quality care and service to children.

Gertrude's Children's Hospital is the largest hospital in East and Central Africa dedicated exclusively to the care of children. For over 70 years, the hospital has provided high standards of paediatric care for children from birth to 21 years of age. All doctors and nurses have immense experience in paediatric care.

Gertrude's Children's Hospital aims to be the preferred healthcare provider for East and Central Africa's children. The hospital is devoted to the care of children as the fundamental concern while providing a favourable environment for both patients and members of staff.

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PharmAccess
PharmAccess is a thought leader in healthcare innovations, providing solutions to improve quality and accessibility of healthcare in Africa by developing innovative products.

PharmAccess is a thought leader in healthcare innovations, providing solutions to improve quality and accessibility of healthcare in Africa. PharmAccess, together with donors and insures, aims to develop innovative products and programs for M-TIBA, targeting low and middle-income groups in Kenya. Visit their website.

Safaricom
Safaricom is Kenya’s largest mobile network provider with over 25.1 million subscribers, providing over 200,000 touch points for its customers.

Safaricom is Kenya’s largest mobile network provider with over 25.1 million subscribers, providing over 200,000 touch points for its customers. Its M-PESA mobile payment service is the world’s largest with over 22 million subscribers. The CarePay’s objective of ‘healthcare inclusion’ is in line with Safaricom’s mission of ‘Transforming lives’. Visit their website.

UAP Old Mutual
The UAP Old Mutual Group is comprised of Faulu, UAP and Old Mutual, forming one of the largest financial services groups with a growing footprint in East and Central Africa.

The UAP Old Mutual Group is comprised of Faulu, UAP and Old Mutual, forming one of the largest financial services groups with a growing footprint in East and Central Africa, with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Group was formed in 2015 as a result of the acquisition of a controlling stake by Old Mutual in Faulu Microfinance Bank in 2014 and UAP Holdings in 2015.

The Group pursues an integrated financial services model to avail to customers a comprehensive range of financial solutions which include Investment, Insurance, Banking and Savings through a wider and more accessible distribution network.

Why work with us

Want to Work with an Amazing Team to Change The World?

At CarePay, we have assembled a world-class team of financiers, technologists, engineers, programmers and clinicians, based out of our Nairobi headquarters. 

It is the effort of this talented, dedicated and passionate team that makes our success possible. We are committed to being the best in our field by attracting, developing and retaining the right talents. And we strive to provide a work environment that is healthy, invigorating and fulfilling. 

CarePay is committed to provide leadership and direction to its talent and to contribute to an individual’s personal, and professional growth, and to overall internal equity.

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Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in CarePay. You will find our open vacancies listed here below (if any).

No. Job title Closing date Download
1 Senior Software Developer (2 positions) 25 Apr 2017 - 12:00
2 Frontend Developer (1 position) 25 Apr 2017 - 23:00