Mayowa Ojo OWOLABI MBBS, MSc, DrM, MD is a Professor of Neurology, and the Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is the most cited in the last 3 years among the top 10 Nigerian scientists among the global top 2% scientists (2021). He has over 320 publications in peer reviewed journals including the Lancet, Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, and Science, with over 68,000 citations with a Google Scholar h-index of 67. He developed the seed of life model, stroke levity scale, and the stroke recovery cycle. He is the winner of the 2021 World Stroke Organization Global Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Stroke Research.

He is the pioneer Regional Vice-President (sub-Saharan Africa) and member of the Presidium, World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation ; African Regional Office Director, World Hypertension League, member Board of Directors, World Stroke Organization (WSO), and Lead Co-chair, World Health Organization- WSO- Lancet Neurology Commission on Stroke. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, Royal College of Physicians, African Academy of Science, Academy of Medical Specialties, and the Nigerian Academy of Science. Prof. Owolabi is Rapporteur of the World Health Organization Technical Advisory Group on Non-Communicable Diseases (Research and Innovation)..