Medscheme appoints Johan Van Rooyen as COO

14 May 2020 Medscheme
Johan van Rooyen, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Medscheme

Johan van Rooyen, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Medscheme

Medscheme, South Africa's largest health risk management services provider and second largest medical aid administrator has appointed Johan van Rooyen as Chief Operating Officer (COO) from June 1.

“Johan’s appointment in this new position is a clear demonstration of our rigorous search for the best management talent in the health administration sector. It reflects our fundamental belief that Medscheme is a major player in the business," said Ahmed Banderker, CEO of AfroCentric Group, Medscheme’s parent company.

Van Rooyen brings in 24 years of experience in health sector having joined Discovery in 1996 and served the company in various senior management roles, including, Head of Vitality, Head of Group Service, Chief Operating Officer; General Manager at Ping An Health in Shanghai, People Republic of China; Chief Executive Officer at AIA Health in Hong Kong and Chief Design Officer of the Discovery Bank Project.

“He is very experienced in, and familiar with, the Financial Services industry – especially Healthcare. Throughout his career he has had significant exposure to designing and managing operations, being a change leader and optimising processes for efficiencies, risk management and control effectiveness across the business landscapes. In his new role as COO, Johan will continue to guide us with his valuable expertise, experience, and knowledge of the industry," said Banderker.

He joins Medscheme from healthcare provider and funder Kaelo Group where he was Chief Executive Officer.
Johan, 56, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a LLB (Law) degree and a Higher Diploma in Company Law from the University of Witwatersrand.

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