Alumnus CEO of top health-care innovator

Ashifi Gogo ’05 delivers the keynote address at a symposium titled "Entrepreneurship and a Whitman Education."

A company founded by Ashifi Gogo ’05 has been named the No. 1 health-care innovator in Fast Company’s list of Most Innovative Companies.

Gogo serves as CEO of Sproxil, a successful venture-backed enterprise that provides brand protection in emerging markets. Sproxil provides a Mobile Product Authentication (MPATM) system, which tracks and verifies drugs being sold in developing countries. Today, Sproxil’s technology has helped more than two million consumers verify the authenticity of their medications.

For his work, he has also received an award from former President Bill Clinton’s organization and has been named to the Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40, which recognizes 40 of Boston’s best and brightest young professionals.

Gogo believes Whitman prepared him to become a successful business owner. To inspire and guide students, he returned to campus to give the keynote address at a symposium hosted by the college’s Student Engagement Center on Feb. 15.