Ian-Wakefield General Manager BD AFRICA

Mr. Ian Wakefield

General Manager, BD Africa

Ian Wakefield is a Medical Scientist by training and has completed his undergraduate and post graduate studies at the University of Cape Town. He has extensive experience working in the healthcare sector in Africa and has built a rich career within the pharmaceutical and medical research fields.


He has  held positions at Groote Schuur Hospital, one of the largest public sector hospitals in Africa, as well as at the University of Cape Town, Servier and Novartis. Ian joined BD 9 years ago and has been the General Manager for BD Africa for the past 4 years.


In his current positions Ian is responsible for spearheading the planning, development and implementation of results-oriented strategies to advance the company’s business goals for the region.  Ian is passionate about advancing healthcare in Africa and believes that through pubic private partnerships a more efficient healthcare system can be developed to deliver better quality care to African patients.