Sidney Sampson

Mr. Sidney Sampson

The Group Managing Partner

Sidney Sampson is a consummate management consultant, founder, and Global Managing Partner/CEO at Sydani Group. As a seasoned professional with several years of experience in health system strengthening and international development, Sidney oversees the management of Sydani’s diverse portfolio of projects and partnerships, with lead responsibility for the firm’s ongoing expansion efforts into emerging areas of international development.

As an international development professional, he demonstrates a relentless passion for improving the health and socio-economic wellbeing of the poor and vulnerable. With his engineering background, Sidney is known for his creative energy and “out-of-the-box ideas” to solve tough challenges. With this creative energy and passion, Sidney designed a simple yet innovative technology – a wristband reminder for immunization (the Wristband Immunization Alert – “WIA”) – that won him a BMGF Global Grand Challenges award in 2017, and has since helped improve immunization timeliness and coverage in rural northern Nigeria.

Mr. Sidney Samson, Global Managing Partner, Sydani Group of Companies
Another major highlight of the celebration was the 5th Anniversary Seminar which was held on the 8th of August 2023. The seminar explored the impact of government transitions on public health policies and programs in Nigeria.
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Sidney provides strategic and technical support to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on immunization and health system strengthening initiatives across the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). He provided technical direction to the development of a 10-year national roadmap for primary health care strengthening that enabled Nigeria to secure an unprecedented commitment of over $3 billion for immunization and PHC system strengthening.

Sidney continues to support top leadership of National and state government agencies on health and social development, providing strategic advisory and implementation services to the government in revitalizing investments for health and social development in Nigeria. He has extensive experience managing international and country-level development stakeholders across global institutions such as BMGF, DFID, USAID, WHO, UNICEF, US-CDC, EU-SIGN, CHAI, IVAC, etc. Before founding Sydani, Sidney held senior positions with Solina Health where he led BMGF-funded immunization-strengthening projects across multiple northern Nigerian states.


Sidney holds a post-graduate certificate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the USA, a Master’s degree (summa cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering from the Kuban State University of Technology, Krasnodar, Russia, and is rounding up his coursework for a Master’s degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom.

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