Chief executive officer

Chief Executive Officer

Dr.Betty-Gikonyo, chief-executive-officer


Dr.Betty Gikonyo is the CEO of The Karen Hospital and founder of the Heart to Heart Foundation. She is trained as a Post Doctoral Fellow in Paediatric Cardiology, University of Minnesota, U.S.A, Master of Medicine in Paediatrics, University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Nairobi.


As the CEO, she has lead the Karen Hospital to grow steadily over the years into one of the largest private hospitals in Kenya and has helped children from poor economic backgrounds to get open heart surgeries through Heart to Heart foundation.


Dr Betty Gikonyo is a professional member of the Kenya Medical Association, Kenya Cardiac Society, Kenya Paediatric Association, Kenya Medical Women Association, Heart-to-Heart Foundation, Life Member and University of Nairobi Alumni Association.

She is the recipient of the Silver Star Award (SS) 1998 and the Moran of Burning Spear Award (MBS) in 2008 presidential awards.


She has also penned her own autobiography titled, “The Girl who dared to dream”