Mr Samir Naji, Chairperson
Samir is the Founder and Chairperson of the Naji Foundation. Samir has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, having founded Horizon Technology Group PLC in 1988 in Cork, Ireland. Over the following 20 years Samir led the development of Horizon as it became a leading IT services business operating across Europe. He was awarded the ICT Industry Person of the Year in 2006. Samir is now the Chairman of Island Networks Ltd, an innovative IT services company based in Dublin.
Samir graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from University College Cork. He has maintained a keen passion for understanding and disentangling the evidence behind public health and healthcare delivery and decisions, leading him to create the Naji Foundation in 2014.
Dr Georgina Murphy, Consultant
Georgina is a consultant at the Naji Foundation. She is responsible for the coordination of the Foundation’s activities. Georgina is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Health Systems at the University of Oxford, UK and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya. Her research currently focuses on health systems strengthening for the care of sick newborns in Kenya. She is also a Research Associate at Green Templeton College, Oxford.
Georgina completed her PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health from the University of Cambridge in 2014 as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. She holds a BA(mod) in Molecular Medicine from Trinity College Dublin and a MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. Between 2007 and 2009 Georgina was the Chairperson of the THIMUN Youth Network Executive Committee. Georgina is passionate about understanding multidisciplinary approaches to improving public health, particularly within sub-Saharan Africa. She is also interested in exploring ways to implement evidence into policy and practice.
Dr Grannum Sant, Consultant
Grannum is a consultant at the Naji Foundation. Grannum is a Professor of Urology at Tufts University School of Medicine, a Board of Trustees member of the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research/Association of Clinical Research Professionals, and a member of the Standards Committee, International Society of Medical Publications Professionals. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Canadian Journal of Urology, UroToday International, International Journal of Clinical Practice and the Caribbean Medical Journal and is a manuscript reviewer for multiple national and international journals.
Grannum is a biopharmaceutical physician with ten years of senior medical affair leadership in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining pharma, Grannum served as the Charles Whitney Professor and Chair of the Urology at Tufts University School of Medicine and was a recognized national and international Key Opinion Leader in lower urinary tract diseases.