Professor Rotimi Jaiyesimi
Secretary, Medical Association of Nigerians Across Great Britain (MANSAG)
Professor Rotimi Jaiyesimi is the Associate Medical Director for Patient Safety & Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at the Basildon University Hospital, Basildon, UK. He is passionate about seeing the reversal of Nigeria’s brain drain and has been at the forefront of the “brain gain” philosophy, going on medical missions to Ibadan, Sagamu, Abuja, and Abeokuta to share knowledge and transfer skills. He was also Chairman of the Planning committee of the Presidential Initiative on Diasporan Engagement (PRIDE) program, designed to enlist Nigerian healthcare professionals in the diaspora to return to Nigeria for varying periods to help strengthen the health system, and is currently a member of the Diaspora Professionals Healthcare Initiative. He graduated from the University of Ibadan Medical School and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Medical Law. He was formerly Visiting Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sunderland, England, and is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan.