MD: MeDiNova Africa, Asia and Russia

Director: MeDiNova Global

Dr Tayob co-founded Mzansi Ethical Research Centre (MERC), with Dr Ayesha Bassa in 2000. In 2015. MERC-Middelburg was awarded the SCRS (Society for Clinical Research Sites) “SPRIA” award, a global award in recognition of their TEAM’s achievements. MERC has established other Clinical Trial sites across South Africa.


MERC has patnered with MeDiNova in the UK to form a Global “eQRS” – currently with 107 sites in 9 countries – USA, UK, Spain, South Africa, Russia, Holland, Bulgaria, Poland and Romania.


Dr Tayob has established a capacity building course in conjunction with ACRO as the course-development partner – currently piloted in Mpumalanga – training public-sector healthcare professionals in clinical trials; in the process, expanding & transforming the industry. He is also part of the programme which is training healthcare professionals from Swaziland to establish a credible clinical trial industry in their country.


Social projects have been the bedrock of his life, participating in many humanitarian aid missions around the world as well as a number of projects in his home town; earning him the “Paul Harris Fellowship Award” for humanitarian work – awarded by Rotary International. 


He has served on many boards ranging from businesses to NGO’s including, inter alia: 
       Chairman of Amnesty International SA, 
       Board member of Agrément SA – appointed by Minister of Public Works, 
       Private Hospitals,
       Founder & Chairman: Bambanani Economic Development (BED) – Incubator for Black Healthcare 



His motto: “if your dreams don’t scare you; they are not big enough”