Olawale Ajose, NTD Head of Access, DNDi
Olawale Ajose joined DNDi as Neglected Tropical Diseases Head of Access in October 2019. In his role, Olawale oversees the design and execution of access strategies across the different neglected tropical diseases in DNDi‘s portfolio.
Prior to joining DNDi, Olawale served as Technical Officer at Unitaid where he was responsible for identifying investment opportunities and developing market-based strategies to expand access to lifesaving medicines and diagnostics used to manage HIV and HIV-coinfections. In his role, he negotiated agreements to bring cheaper and more optimal products into low and middle-income markets and worked with partners to mobilize funding to scale up these products. Olawale also worked as the Global Deputy Director for the Maternal and Newborn Initiative at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) – an organization that uses business-oriented approaches to solve public health challenges around the world.
Olawale holds a bachelor’s degree in cell biology and genetics, and a Master of Public Health from the University of Warwick.