john w.


Internationally experienced health care practitioner, with extensive understanding of the health challenges in Africa, the culture, the work environment and the huge potential that can be developed if the right approach is adopted. Helping communities identify and control their biggest health risks in a sustainable manner is my passion. Have extensive experience in malaria management and restoring health services in areas of need.


January-2019 - Present

Presently head of the medical service at CERN which is primarily an occupational health service, also managing medical emergency response and wellness services.

BG East Africa Medical Advisor
BG Group - now Shell
Tanzania, United Republic Of
March-2012 - February-2016

Managing all health related issues for a large Oil and gas company establishing their business in Kenya and Tanzania. Apart from ensuring the employees health needs all taken care of (clinical) I managed the occupational health program and became very engaged with John Hopkins Malaria Safe program. We achieved excellent results reducing the impact of malaria on our business. Also started a project to upgrade the emergency response capability of a rural mission hospital and start up a snake bite clinic.


Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
James Cook University Australia
July-2005 - September-2009
Diploma Occupational Medicine
Faculty of Occupational Medicine London
United Kingdom
June-2006 - July-2007
Medical Doctor
University of Pretoria
South Africa
January-1983 - November-1988

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery