Ernest Darkoh

Dr. Ernest Darkoh

Co-founder, BroadReach Group

Dr. Ernest Darkoh is an internationally respected thought-leader and expert on health systems strengthening, strategic planning and large-scale program implementation. His recent work has focused on using cutting-edge technologies, big data and analytics to drive improvements in programmatic outcomes. Ernest has worked globally with governments, international normative organizations and the private sector.


Ernest co-founded BroadReach in 2003 and serves as co-CEO. He has been recognized by New African Magazine as one of the 100 most influential Africans and named one of eighteen “Global Health Heroes” by TIME Magazine. Ernest is a popular guest speaker, most recently speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos 2019.


Before co-founding BroadReach, Ernest worked with the African Comprehensive HIV & AIDS Partnership (ACHAP) where he served as the Operations Manager leading the rollout of the Botswana government’s national ARV program (Masa). Prior to ACHAP, Ernest was a consultant with McKinsey & Company.


Ernest earned his BS in Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, his MD from Harvard Medical School and his MPH from Harvard Chan School of Public Health. He completed his MBA at the Said School of Business at Oxford University as a Fulbright Scholar.