With over 20 years of experience.


“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” – Warren Bennis


“We are Pathfinders in Recruitment & Quality”

Dr. Mohammed Siddique Tayob: CEO & President

Former MD for MeDiNova Africa, Russia and Asia. President of MERC Research, Director MERC Research Inc. Dr. Tayob co-founded Mzansi Ethical Research Centre (MERC), with Dr Ayesha Bassa in 2000.



“The greatest gift is knowledge, and the greatest knowledge lies in healthcare”

Nadia Van Den Heever:

Chief Training & Governance

Qualified with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing Administration and Education with experience in Hospital Management, Skills Development, Patient and Environmental Safety.
Responsible for the management of Standard Operating Procedures, Clinical Trial Processes, and Employee Training and Development Processes.


“Integrated technology is the driving force behind clinical research in developing nations”

Mahier Tayob:

Chief Financial Officer

Apart from National to International achievements, Mahier Tayob is accredited from the Association of Certified Forensic Examiners and Investigators (ACFEI) with a Diplomate status, a decorum that is awarded to individuals who have made significant strides in the field of Forensics.




“Africa can and must become the number one trial destination in the world”

Yvette Erasmus:

Site Development Manager

Former COO for Medinova Africa, Asia and Russia. Qualified Registered Nurse, Phlebotomist and Occupational Nurse who has considerable experience in clinical research.
Yvette’s invaluable contribution and work to promote clinical research is widely recognised both in South Africa and the other countries for which she responsible. Part of the core Middelburg team that won two SPRIA awards.


MERCLINCO constantly engages in Positive Involvement within societies and social platforms, building confidence in Communities & People and maintaining a platform of Trust & Integrity in the work we do.