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Occupational Information

Occupation: Health risk management

Occupational Position: Director of Quality and Risk Management for Africa, and Developing Countries of Asia at GlaxoSmithKline

Professional History

William is the Director of Quality and Risk Management for Africa, and Developing Countries of Asia at GlaxoSmithKline. In his role, William is responsible for providing support across medical affairs, governance, pharmacovigilance, medical information and human subject research, aiming to strengthen simplification. He began his career with GSK in 2011 as a Medical Advisor and worked across a wide range of therapeutic areas. In 2014 he became the Country Medical Director, a position he held for two years.

He has co-authored articles on antibiotic resistance, the burden of rotavirus gastroenteritis, and influenza shedding. He has been a proponent of the use of webinars for medical education. He was involved in the introduction of pneumonia and rotavirus vaccines across several East Africa countries while overseeing the development of the new Malaria vaccine.

Prior to joining GSK, William worked for the US Centers for Disease Control as a Researcher, and at the Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital as a Doctor. He served patients in Kenya’s largest slum as a doctor, and is a Board of Trustees member for the University of North Carolina’s Carolina for Kibera program.


Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Nairobi
Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Medicine from Ireland


2017 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

He is a Top 40 Under 40 Awardee Kenya - 2015.



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