Dr. Wad has over 25 years of experience in technology and corporatestrategy, global competitiveness, sustainable business development,technology and trade in emerging markets in Africa, Asia and LatinAmerica and the Caribbean as a consultant, entrepreneur andacademic. Bringing a strong emphasis on sustainability, innovationand governance, he specializes in the different aspects of designingand implementing value added technology based ventures that buildupon the competitive resources of these countries and that producesocial and environmental returns in addition to private. Dr. Wad hasbeen involved in starting or building such ventures in various sectors.He has been active in developing support systems for sustainabletechnology based ventures (incubators), advising such companies intechnology strategy, management, marketing, corporate governance,community engagement, trade and strategic alliance formation,assisting in raising financing at various stages in the growth of thesecompanies, providing policy analysis to governmental and internationalagencies in the technology and trade areas, and conducting policyresearch on the issues involved in sustainable business developmentin emerging markets. He has also taught, lectured and publishedin this field. He is currently President of Sustainable TechnologyVentures and a Visiting Fellow at CENTRIM, University of Brighton.