Ahmed Yakub Kalebi
The Power List 2021 – Showstoppers
Ahmed – an independent consultant pathologist at Ahmed Kalebi Consultancy Limited and recently retired founder and former CEO of Lancet Group of Laboratories in East Africa – made his private laboratory the first in East Africa to set up and receive ISO15189 accreditation for SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing. He uses his social media to provide regular updates on COVID-19, becoming a trusted go-to figure for not only the public, but also local and international media. Through his efforts, Ahmed has also informed the National Parliament to ensure laboratory professionals receive recognition for the critical role they played in the pandemic.