Emile MalanEmile Malan

South Africa


Occupational Information

Occupation: Healthcare and pharmaceutical consultant

Occupational Position: CEO - EMHC, an Africa-focused Healthcare Consultancy

Professional History

Emile’s motivation and approach to decision-making is quite simple. Africa has an estimated 25% of the world’s disease burden, yet a mere fraction of the world’s healthcare resources. Anyone who can lend a hand should. His exposure as a doctor to the full weight and impact of the HIV epidemic in South Africa keeps him motivated to make a difference.

A Johannesburg-based South African who lived in the UK for eight years, he most recently spent five years working across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia in the pharmaceutical industry for GSK, deeply convinced that Africans and their partners must continue to collaborate to address the significant disease burden. He has now embarked on a new journey, to focus more directly on broader healthcare and healthcare organisational issues across Africa.

Asked why he has stopped practicing medicine and serving patients directly, he has a clear conviction that one can serve patients without having to directly treat them.  Amongst his key achievements he lists; team leadership and scientific engagements (2014 – 2016). He has also done extensive work in HIV and in the implementation of GSK’s new travel sponsorship programme. He was instrumental in the setting up of a large independent biologic drug registry in 2011 whilst at Pfizer UK; and in a strategic partnership with private healthcare provider in 2009 (BMI, UK)

His areas of expertise and interest are healthcare, pharmaceuticals, management, mountain biking and being a good father.


BBChB from the University of Pretoria
MBA from Kingston University, London
Post Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership from NHS Focus, Exeter


2016 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow