Dr Maxwell Okoth , 31

Founder and CEO

Ruai Family Hospital and RFH Healthcare

Maxwell started Ruai Family Hospital at the age of 26 just after he left medical school. He had a seed capital of Sh300,000 from his mother and wife. Over time, he has overseen the growth and expansion of the business to five hospitals that includes a 50-bed facility in Ruai, a 10-bed maternity hospital in Tala, a 24-hour outpatient facility in Embakasi, an outpatient facility in Jacaranda Gardens and a 100-bed multi-specialty hospital in Ruai.

The chain currently attends to about 500 patients a day and he has plans of expanding across the country and eventually East Africa. Besides his private practice, he has worked in the public health sector, spearheading the upgrade of Mutuini Dispensary in Nairobi to a Level 4 hospital.

Maxwell has Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Nairobi and has just been admitted at IESE Business School for the Global CEO Programme. His biggest dream is to make healthcare accessible and affordable across the continent.

“Africa is still struggling with access and affordability to basic healthcare service. I’m looking to explore other underserved markets outside Kenya,” he says.

He describes himself as a dreamer who believes that even insane dreams can be achieved. “My parents and wife are my biggest support system.”

–Annie Njanja