Wojciech is a medical doctor, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and the co-founder and CEO of Data Lake. He was recently included in Forbes’ 25-Under-25 List for being amongst the top most talented young people building the foundations of a modern, open society.
While still in medical school, Wojciech Sierocki founded the humanitarian organization “Leczymy z Misją” – Treatment With a Mission – an NGO dedicated to improving the quality of medical care in healthcare facilities in countries of the global south. In time, it became one of the largest Polish medical organizations working in Africa, sending 15 tons of medical equipment to mission hospitals and implementing dozens of projects including those funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
After four years of running Leczymy z Misją, he founded the startup eMedica Ltd in Nairobi, which provided telemedicine technology to hospitals in remote locations. For two years in operations eMedica implemented breakthrough technologies for remote monitoring of pregnant mothers and babies (teleCTG) in numerous locations in the Kenyan interior, striving to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in low-resource setups.
From the start of the COVID pandemic, Wojciech worked as a physician in the Emergency Department of the HCP Hospital in Poznan. While being able to make an immediate impact in someone’s life as a doctor was something he enjoyed immensely, he realised that his true potential resided in building systems that could impact hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of people, and soon returned to his passion of working at the frontier of humanity’s technological progress. Thus – along with co-founder Ligia Kornowska – the idea for an international medical data donation program and Data Lake were born.