Senior Africa Health Specialist
Kirti Narsai has over 26 years’ experience in the healthcare industry with experience across pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumer products. She has held board positions in several large organisations with Pan African interests and has participated in several strategic initiatives in Africa, including the African Regional Business Network (WEF Africa), Health/Medical Devices Master Plan in South Africa, Market Design & Demand Intelligence workstream of the Partnership for African Vaccine Manufacturing (PAVM) and regulatory harmonisation in the SADC region. She currently runs her own consultancy, HealthValue Consulting (Pty) Ltd, which focuses on providing advisory services to the healthcare sector evolving health and trade policy issues in Africa. She also holds a part time position as Principal Researcher at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance leading research on establishment and growth of regional healthcare value chains through focus on local manufacturing capabilities under the AfCFTA. She is currently completing her PhD in Pharmaceutical Policy at the Utrecht University, Netherlands. She has published several research articles and OpEds and is a regular speaker at conferences and webinars on topics related to health policy and trade. During her spare time, she volunteers as a mentor for the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Pan African Women in Health (PAWH). Prior to CCA, she served as Senior Director, Government Affairs & Policy at Johnson & Johnson.