Josephine Suleiman

Cues and Views

Olivelink CEO and founder Josephine Suleiman, in brief.

Josephine Suleiman

Home: Nairobi, Kenya.  Age: Older than I look.  Birthplace: Kisii County, Kenya.  Profession: Banker.  Organization: Olivelink Healthcare.  Title: Founder & CEO.

Current project: Providing quality, accessible and affordable maternity and medical services to informal communities in Kenya.  Recent recognition: Meaningful Business 100 (MB100), 2021.  Hobbies: Gym, family, friends.  Last book read: The Mountain Within, by Herta Von Stiegel.

What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Believer.  How do you define a perfect friendship? Give and take.  What is your greatest joy? When no woman has to die when giving birth.  How do you relieve stress? Listening to soft slow music while sipping a cup of tea.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? The beach, watching the sun set.

What book have you repeatedly read? The Bible.  What’s featured prominently on your office wall? A quote: "Don’t decide not to do something you want to do because it will take time.  Time will pass anyway."  Who has had the greatest influence on your life? Mother Teresa.  What is the best advice you received growing up? My decisions shape the direction of my life.

What is your big idea? To achieve good health for each individual living in the informal settlements in Kenya.  What change would you like to see in the world? Good health for each and every individual, a world free of diseases.  What message do you want to send out into the world? Together, we can.

Who would you like to spend an evening with, in Heaven? My Dad, he died when I was very young.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A pilot.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Spending time with my very old Mum.  What day in your life would you like to re-live? The birth of my daughter.

Personal mission: To positively impact the life of every person I encounter.  Personal motto: To live each day with a purpose.  Favorite quote: "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” (Mahatma Gandhi).

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