Simon Ngecu Karo

February 13, 2017

Mr. Simon Karo is a co-founder, director and the current Group CEO of Pathway International,
arguably the Leading Medical Travel Company in Africa and one of the world’s best, which focuses
on ensuring health care is accessible to all by connecting patients with the best hospitals and doctors
worldwide. Previously he was the Managing Director of Abercrombie and Kent Global Health
where he was responsible for setting up the medical travel vertical as well as leading and building the
development of the business in the region. Mr. Simon Karo has also worked as a Business and
Management Consultant for Lincoln Consulting, M & D and Professional Touch Consulting. At
Lincoln Consulting he has been involved in Strategy Development for several organizations as well
as Leadership Development and Human Resource Development.
Mr. Simon Karo has also served as the CEO for Melchizedek Hospital for over 5 years where he
directed the Operations and Strategy. He initiated a Strategic Plan for the Hospital and has also been
involved in Marketing and Finance for the organization as well as the creation of a Human Resource
Department. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Hospital. He has worked and
created partnerships for the Hospital with a wide range of organizations as well as churches
including Bishop T.D. Jakes and the Potter’s House as well as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS/HIV
in Kenya. Mr. Karo briefly served as Chief Operating Officer of Melchizedek Hospital before his
appointment as CEO in 2005.
Mr. Karo serves on the Board of Cross Medicare; an organization that is the business of
transforming and reviving business to profitability. He is also a Director of BridgePoint HealthCare,
Tesla Cancer Hospital, Muthaiga Golf Club, Krawl Jens and served on the board of the Kenya
Association of Hospitals and has been a member for the last five years and participated in numerous
forums for the formulation of Health policies for Kenya, impacting KEPSA.
Mr. Karo has been involved in Leadership Development programs at AMREF, equipped and
trained Somali Board of Directors and Hospital CEOs- Strategic Management Awareness and
training, facilitated Strategic Leadership and Strategic Management trainings. He was also the Lead
consultant involved in Formulation of Strategic Plan 2008 – 2012 and Senior Management Training
for Bob Morgan Security. He developed a Business Strategic Plan March 2009 for Mater Hospital.
Trainer involved in Empowering the Nurse Manager with Leadership and Management Skills at
Kenyatta National Hospital 2008. Consultant involved in the Mid Term review of Strategy for the
Nairobi Health Management Board 2007-2008. Developed strategy for Bible Society of Kenya
(BSK) – 2008-2013. Facilitated HR Consulting, HR Manual; Board and Senior Management team
awareness on Strategy and Human Resource Management for PCEA Kikuyu hospital- 2008.
Before he joined Lincoln Consulting, Mr. Karo was a Consultant with Professional Touch
Consultants, a firm that offers business consulting to Financial Institutions, SME’s, Multinational
Companies, Government Agencies and Multi Lateral NGOs. He boasts of extensive corporate
consulting in the following key areas: Strategic Planning, Risk Management, Corporate Governance
and Strategic Leadership, Organizational Growth Strategies & Plans, Human Resource Management
and Development, Sales Management Strategies and Globally Acceptable Best Practices in
Entrepreneurship (Special emphasis on the African Context).
Mr. Karo has an MBA in Strategic Management from USIU where he graduated at the top of his
class. He also has an International Business Administration degree (concentration in Management).
He graduated as the top student (Summa Cum Laude) with a GPA of 3.9. He also obtained his
Associate Degree in Science from the University of Kentucky (USA).