Charles Okeahalam was appointed Board Chairperson of Amref Health Africa’s International Board of Directors, effective 1st January 2020. Mr. Okeahalam is the co-founder of AGH Capital and has served as CEO of the company from 2003 to 2018. AGH Capital, founded in 2001, is an investment company with holdings in industrial equipment, energy, and Real Estate Investments Trusts (REITs). Mr. Okeahalam has served as a non-executive director of several companies including ABSA, Sun International, South African Airways and the Bond Exchange and as chairman of Heritage Bank and chairman of the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company. Prior to AGH Capital, he was a professor of finance at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) between 1998 to 2002. He has served on the Council of the University of Cape Town and as a Trustee of the African Union Foundation. Charles is involved in the support and sponsorship of education, particularly for female students from low-income households. His academic qualifications include a Ph.D. in Economics-(Econometrics), University of London awarded in 1991. He has researched and written extensively on finance in Africa and in 2010 earned a D.Sc. from the University of Exeter for this. He has received several awards, notably in 2001, a Houblon-Norman Senior Fellowship of the Bank of England. He is also an Honorary Professor at WITS.