Dr. Ian Clarke

Dr. Ian Clarke, MBChB BAO, DTM&H, MSc


Dr. Clarke is a physician, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and politician in Uganda. He has served as the Mayor of Makindye Division of Kampala from April 2011 - April 2016. He is the Chairman of the Ugandan Healthcare Federation, and a board member of the Private Sector Foundation Uganda.

He came to Uganda in 1987 and set up Kiwoko Mission Hospital, in 1996 he set up International Medical Centre which has since grown to the organization International Medical Group (IMG), the largest private healthcare organization in Uganda, encompassing a one hundred bed hospital, Medical Insurance Company, a non-profit foundation and a network of 18 primary care clinics.

Dr. Clarke is the owner and Executive Chairman of Clarke Group, Ltd. which has interests in education, hospitality and agribusiness. He has had extensive experience in establishing start-up businesses and growing them to a corporate level.

Dr. Clarke obtained his medical degree at Queens University Belfast and studied tropical medicine at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He then carried out a Masters degree in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.