Adebusuyi Adeyemi MBE

Director, African Public Health Leaders Fellowship, Centre for Universal Health


Before joining Chatham House in April 2016, Adebusuyi (Ade) Adeyemi was a senior programme lead in one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK.

As a result of his previous work, Ade was named a ‘rising star’ of the NHS by the leading UK publication Health Service Journal. He now also works at NHS England, the leading organisation of the British National Health Service.

At Chatham House, he is leading efforts to develop fellowship programmes that create effective public health policy change across Africa.

Ade is a member of the Davos World Economic Forum’s prestigious Global Shapers community of leaders, fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and senior associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine. He also served on the National Executive Committee of the Fabian Society (Britain’s oldest political think-tank).

His main policy interests are health system reforms and advising government ministries on how to finance and implement national universal health coverage reforms.

Ade is now studying for a Doctor of Philosophy in Global Health and Social Medicine at King's College London. He has an MBA from HULT International Business School, an MSc from King’s College London and an MPharm from the University of Portsmouth.