Sam is an experienced corporate executive, having started his career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers and then proceeding to hold senior positions with AIG, Diners Club, Africa Reinsurance Corporation, Grey Africa and Clarkson Notcutt.
His social entrepreneurship journey started in 2009 when he co-founded Changamka Microhealth and Changamka MicroInsurance, pioneering developers of innovative mobile-based health financing and micro-insurance products. These included m-Kadi, a smart card-based maternity savings plan and Linda Jamii the pioneering phone-based microinsurance product. He was elected as an Ashoka and Making More Health Fellow in 2012.
In 2017 Sam founded the Chronic Drugs Medical Scheme (CDMS), an entity focused on researching and implementing innovative solutions for providing improved access to quality healthcare for low-income Kenyan populations.
He holds a B.Com (Accounting) from the University of Nairobi, an MBA from Jomo Kenyatta University, is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Secretary, Chartered Arbitrator, Chairman of the Medical Insurance Providers Association of Kenya(MIPAK) and a board member of the Kenya Healthcare Federation in the previous term.