Dr. Ahmed Kalebi

Group Managing Director/CEO of Lancet Laboratories

Dr Ahmed Kalebi MBChB (Nbi) MMed Path (Nbi) FC Path (SA) is the Group Managing Director/CEO of Lancet Laboratories in East Africa. He was the founding Partner and Managing Director of Pathologists Lancet Kenya, established in 2009 through partnership with Lancet South Africa; now spread and consolidated into an East Africa Group encompassing Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, with over 30 branches and over 300 staff serving more up to 1200 patients a day – the largest private laboratory network in the region.

Dr Kalebi actively practices as a consultant pathologist, including in anatomical pathology and clinical pathology, with special interests in renal pathology, dermato-pathology, surgical oncology and total quality management systems.

Dr Kalebi undertook his undergraduate medical degree and postgraduate studies at the University of Nairobi, postgraduate fellowship at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, and elective trainings at the University of Toronto Canada, and Oxford University UK. He qualified with a Fellowship in Pathology from the College of Pathologists of South Africa in May 2009.

He has previously served as a medical doctor in various hospitals including Coast Provincial General Hospital Mombasa, The Mombasa Hospital and Nairobi West Hospital. He also served as the first ever Provincial Government Pathologist at Garissa Provincial General Hospital in North Eastern Province.

Dr Kalebi’s professional affiliations include being the founder Secretary of the East African Division of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP) 2008 where he is now its President-Elect. He was also the founding steering chairman of the College of Pathologists of East, Central and Southern Africa (COPECSA) 2010 & now a Council member. He is a founder ICT Convenor of the Kenya Medical Association (KMA) 2004, and sits in the National Governing Council of KMA. He is also an honorary lecturer in Department of Human Pathology at the University of Nairobi, and actively involved in academic research with supervision of postgraduate students.

He is a Founder Trustee of the Haiba Foundation, an education and welfare trust for the residents of Kibera, offering scholarships and mentorship programmes for Kibra students many of whom have gone on to tertiary centres of education. He is also a founder of the Sheikh Mahmud Memorial Foundation (CBO) which has opened a Sheikh Mahmud Memorial Clinic in Kibra in association with Viva Afya clinics providing primary healthcare and specialized clinic services.

He also sits in the board of several hospitals & organisations including the Board of Directors of the Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF), The Board of Directors of the International Medical Group (IMG) and International Hospital Kampala (IHK), the Board of Directors of Ladnan Hospital, and the Advisory Board of Wellness Group [a team that is designing, operating and investing in technologies, resources and people required to transform healthcare in Africa].

Dr Kalebi has received numerous awards including ‘Young Achievers Award’ from the Association of Pathologists of East Central and Southern Africa (APECSA), ‘Top 40 Under 40 Men’ from the Business Daily in Kenya, and has been published in the ‘Who is Who in the World’ since 2009 to date (http://bios.marquiswhoswho.com/ahmed_yakub_kalebi/pathologist/7699783).

Married and with 4 children, his key passion in healthcare revolves around quality pathology and laboratory services, medical-social entrepreneurship, and expansion of the medical ecosystem.