Dr Lynette Moretlo Molefi is a South African medical doctor, a dynamic and versatile entrepreneur and business executive, with a reputation for exemplary leadership. She has been one of the few pioneers of telemedicine in South Africa and Africa with representation at various levels of government and nongovernmental organizations.
Born in historic Soweto, she grew up in Lesotho where she completed her early education. She achieved a BSc degree at Roma University in Lesotho and went on to read for her MBCHB at the Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA) where she qualified as a medical doctor. She practiced as a community doctor for a number of years as well as working for major pharmaceutical companies such as Adcok Ingram, Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company and Aspen Pharmacare Africa before entering into the field of business.
Currently she holds executive positions at Segamont & Momat Investments and SUNPA AFRICA and a director at Telemedicine Africa (Pty) Ltd.
She also serves as a board member of HCI, a JSE listed company; The International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth; Etv, South Africa’s first free-to-air commercial television station; Business System’s Group Africa, and business and software company; Syntell ,a leading blue chip company providing technology based services for Road Safety, Traffic Management and Revenue Collection and Unigas.
Dr Moretlo Molefi is a dynamic medical practitioner who has used her undergraduate training as a platform to combines her business interests with a keen interest in e-Health. She served as Director for Telemedicine Research at the Medical Research Council (MRC) of South Africa for 7 years. The Telemedicine unit was established as a joint project of the Department of Health and the MRC and has gone a long way in delivering a solution to the severe problem of inadequate services and geographical challenges which confound the South African health system – a result of long-standing, previously misplaced priorities.
She was also Project Leader in the development of the Telemedicine Workstation for developing countries, Monitoring & Evaluation of the Health Channel, and Poverty Alleviation study for the Dept. of Science & Technology focusing on telemedicine, Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis project, Testing and Evaluation of Telemedicine technology for Defence Institute, Mobile Pathology Lab.
Dr Molefi’s success has been built on a solid work ethic, a belief in the power of technology, and an unwavering insistence that business must do good to do well. She is a firm believer that the solution to increasing access to healthcare lies in the collaboration between the public and private healthcare sectors.