Dr Ola Brown is the Founder and Chief Executive of the Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Group. She has over 13 years’ experience working as a healthcare entrepreneur and investor in Africa with the establishment of West Africa’s first air ambulance company, Flying Doctors Nigeria.
Dr Ola studied Medicine and Surgery at the Hull York Medical School after which she worked in Acute Medicine in the UK. She then went on to be awarded the Japanese MEXT scholarship which allowed her to further her studies in Tokyo, Japan, the fellowship focused on lab-based research with induced pluripotent stem cells. She is currently completing her Masters degree in Finance and Economic Policy at the University of London. Her post-graduate areas of study also include Pre-hospital Emergency care, Healthcare leadership and Healthcare delivery.She has a certificate in Economic Policy Making from IE Business School, Spain and a certificate in Accounting for Decision Making from the University of Michigan in the United States.
Along with two other directors, Dr Ola runs an early stage venture capital firm, Greentree Investment Company which provides growth capital to some of Africa’s most exciting tech start-u’s. Greentree Investment Company has invested in start-ups in various sectors including fintech, media, SaaS, Agri-tech, manufacturing, ecommerce, health tech and Edutech making it one of West Africa’s leading venture capital firms.
Dr Ola Brown sits on the board of the Professional Women’s Network (Lagos Chapter). She also helps facilitate trade between Nigeria, the United States and the UK through her seats on the Committee of the British Business Group (Lagos) and the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (Healthcare Section) respectively.