The list aims to showcase the most influential individuals in the industry in terms of leadership and impact.
Former Saïd Business School MBA student, Christopher N. Aguwa has been long-listed for Modern Healthcare’s ‘100 Most Influential People in Healthcare’ list.
The nomination is a result of his many achievements within the healthcare sector. Christopher is currently Executive Vice President, Head of Growth and Business Development at CityBlock Health. It is a provider of advanced primary care services aimed at low-income and underserved communities based in New York with subsidiaries across the US.
The latest achievement comes on the back of having already been listed on the highly-prestigious, Notable 2022 Healthcare Leaders by Crain’s New York Business. The list aims to showcase the most influential individuals in the industry in terms of leadership and impact
Reflecting on how he felt to be nominated, Christopher said:
‘I certainly have a feeling of appreciation and excitement that my work is being recognized by my peers in the industry. The selections also energize me to keep pushing forward because there is still significant progress required to ensure underserved communities have access to and receive high quality care.’
In his current role, Christopher leads the execution of the company’s value-based care arrangements with health plans, helping to advance product development, business development, and strategy.
Previously, he served as Vice President of Payor Partnerships and Strategy at DaVita, a leading kidney dialysis provider and kidney care management company.
Christopher believes that this is a pivotal time in healthcare, stating:
‘The challenges and opportunities sit at the intersection of healthcare and technology. The industry has a tremendous opportunity to better leverage digital tools, remote patient monitoring devices, and inter-connectivity capabilities to improve access to timely and appropriate care. How we integrate these technology advancements into various aspects of the healthcare journey will redefine the way each person elects to embrace their healthcare journey.’
Reflecting on his time at Oxford, he states that, ‘My experience at Oxford opened my perspective to a world view when solving complex challenges and the conviction to know that businesses can achieve compelling commercial success while solving social gaps at the same time.’
Offering his advice to current students on the Oxford MBA, Christopher said:
‘I would advise current students to identify how they would like to spend their time and pursue opportunities that align with that aspiration. For me, it was to spend my time with activities that may alter history and therefore change the world. I found an opportunity to do so with healthcare.’