Dr Craig Friderichs
Director of Health
Dr Craig Friderichs is the GSM Association, Director of Health. Craig heads up a dynamic team that is responsible for working with more than 1200 GSMA mobile operator and broader mobile ecosystem companies to integrate commercially scaled and sustainable mobile solutions into the health system. Craig has been instrumental in launching and implementing the Pan African mHealth Initiative, a collaborative effort between mobile operators and the public/private sector to catalyse the scaled integration of mobile and ICT into the health system.
Craig represents the private sector on the board of PMNCH, an alliance of more than 450 member organisations that aims to ensure that all women, infants and children not only remain healthy, but thrive. He is a regular speaker at international health and ICT events and contributes to a number of international ICT task teams.
He has worked in the public and private health care sectors of Southern Africa for almost a decade before moving into business analyst and business strategy positions in the medical device sector.
Craig studied medicine at Stellenbosch University and obtained a masters degree in business administration from the University of Cape Town, specialising in corporate finance and economics.