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Board of Directors
Professor William Lore
Professor William Lore is the Chairman of the Board. He is a retired Professor of Medicine. He has been a doctor for nearly 45 years. He obtained his first post-graduate qualification in Internal Medicine, the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP –UK) in 1976, after which he returned to Kenya a year later and joined Department of Medicine, University of Nairobi where he taught both undergraduate and post-graduate medical students as a lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Medicine (1977 -1989). He later moved to Moi University and continued his academic career of research and teaching medical students in the position of Associate Professor (1989-1992) and later Full University Professor (1992-1995). He was the Founding Professor of Medicine, and Head of Department of Medicine at Moi University. read more
He has earned many coveted professional qualifications, including: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Fellow of the International College of Angiology, and Fellow of the American College of Angiology.
For over four decades, Professor Lore has actively participated in academic and professional matters. He was elected the National Chairman of Kenya Medical Association for two terms (1992- 1996), Chairman of the Kenya Association of Physicians for two terms (2001 – 2004), and also held elective positions in the Kenya Cardiac Society, and in the Kenya Committee for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency.
He has offered honorary services to Kenya Medical Association in various capacities, including being National Treasurer, National Vice-Chairman, Chairman of the Continuing Professional Development Committee, Chairman of Committee on Drug Policy, Chairman of the Ethics and Standards Committee and, importantly, as Assistant Editor, Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the East African Medical Journal (EAMJ). The East African Medical Journal is one of the two high-ranking peer-reviewed and scholarly medical journals in the sub-Saharan Africa. Professor Lore also serves as a member of editorial boards of several international journals.
Professor Lore has been involved in medical research for a long time, starting from his undergraduate years at the Makerere Medical School in the 1960s, and published extensively both locally and internationally. He has also travelled widely in the course of his academic and professional career attending medical conferences, workshops, and symposia, where he has presented many researched papers in wide ranging areas of health, including those dealing with tobacco and health, heart disease, health systems, therapeutics and ethics. In 1993 he wrote a book for use by medical students. He now lectures part time at the University of Nairobi, School of Medicine, where he teaches medical jurisprudence incorporating medical practice, medical ethics and bioethics.
Ethics of health research is one of his pet subjects, and he was the Founding Chairman of the Ethics and Research Committee of Kenyatta National Hospital (1983 -1989), and again the Founding Chair of Ethics and Research Committee of Moi University Faculty of Health Sciences in the early 1990s. He has been a member of the Ethics Review Committee of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), and that of the Health Sciences Specialist Committee of the then National Council of Science and Technology. For many years, from late 1980s till mid 1990s, he served as a member of the Commonwealth Medical Association Committee on Ethics and Human Rights.
His contribution to tobacco-related health research earned him a position as director of Tobacco Control Commission for Africa for many years. He has also served as Temporary Advisor on many Cardiovascular Expert Committees of the World Health Organization.
His other contributions to the Nation include having been a member of the Presidential Commission on Civil Service Salaries Review (1990-1991), and a member/Deputy Chairman of the Ministry of Health Task Force on Kenya Medical Training Centre.
More recently in 2006, Professor Lore teamed up with others to establish the Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR), owned by all the key stakeholders in health research in Kenya, including: University of Nairobi, Moi University, KEMRI, ICIPE, AMREF, KNH Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Ministry/Ministries of Health, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Maseno University and four research-based health NGOs. He currently serves as a Council member of this CNHR, which is funded by Wellcome Trust, DFiD and International Development Research Centre, IDRC
Dr Ahmed Kalebi
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.read more
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. He also sits in the board of several hospitals & organisations including the Board of Directors of the Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) 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.
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.
Cecil L. Kuyo
Cecil L. Kuyo is the Board Secretary. He is an advocate in the law firm of Coulson Harney Advocates attached to its litigation department. He is a certified Public secretary. Cecil was admitted to the bar on 1st October 2009 and worked with the law firm of Tripleok law Advocates for 6 years. He brings considerable experience to the Board having gained expertise in the areas of commercial litigation practice, intellectual property and arbitration. read more
He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya Branch) and the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya. He is also an alumnus of the prestigious International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA) programme in which he was placed with the solicitor’s firm of Watson, Farley & Williams LLP in London in 2011 from where he gained invaluable experience in international commercial transactions.
Mohammed Rizwan Ahmed
Mr. Mohammed Rizwan Ahmed is prominent Insurance professional with integrity and experience that empowers and promotes quality work with a high degree of diligence. He is an all-rounder in the insurance sector. His experience in the Insurance industry spans twelve (12) years, exposing him to various departments. He is currently working with Corporate Insurance Company Limited as a Senior Claims Supervisor. He is currently pursuing A.C.I.I (U.K) “Chartered Insurer” Status.
In addition to the above, his exposure has allowed him to handle esteemed clientele and work on a diverse range of general insurance products thereby greatly fostering and enhancing his career from basic vehicle accident assessments to complex underwriting considerations as well as claims handling procedure. All this is backed up with thorough knowledge of the business support functions and management information systems. He is also conversant with a range of Insurance software applications. In addition, he is also part of the Marketing Team at Corporate Insurance. read more
He is also an elected Executive Committee Member at Sir Ali Muslim Club and also actively participates in community work and co-ordinates sports activities on behalf of the Club from time to time.
We believe with his Insurance background, hands on Underwriting,Claims, Marketing skills and thorough understanding of the Company mentor protege relations makes him a great addition to the Marketing and Strategic Planning Team at Ladnan Hospital.
Suad Hamid Bafagih
Suad is the Assistant Corporate Relationship Manager, Gulf African Bank. Suad is an Actuarial Science graduate with first class honours from the University of Nairobi. read more
She is an ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)-AFFILIATE. She is currently involved in structuring business models to meet customer’s demands while mitigating all potential risks. She is also involved in portfolio management at her current position.
Dr. Abdi Mohamed
Dr. Abdi Mohamed MBChB (NBI) is Co-founder, MD/CEO of Ladnan Hospital, Nairobi. Dr. Abdi undertook his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Nairobi and currently doing his postgraduate degree in MSc. in Health Economics and Policy at the University of Nairobi. Dr. Abdi with his co-founder has overseen the rapid expansion of Ladnan Hospital from a general Hospital to a tertiary care centre within 3 years of its establishment. He has previously served as a medical doctor in Malindi District Hospital in Kilifi County. read more
Dr. Abdi’s professional affiliations include being the elected Chairman of Kenya Medical Association, Nairobi Division. He is the ICT/CPD Convener of the Kenya Medical Association (KMA) 2014, and sits in the National Governing Council of KMA. Dr. Abdi is also a council member of Gerson Lehrman Group which is a knowledge brokerage firm that operates a membership-based platform of subject matter experts who provide independent ad-hoc consulting services to companies around the world. It’s headquartered in New York City with regional hubs across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Middle East. Dr. Abdi is a board member of Kulun Football Club.