Wagdy Sawahel is a senior consultant and advisor with more than 20 years of experience in higher education, science, technology, innovation and knowledge economy. He is currently associate research professor at the National Research Centre in Cairo.
Dr Sawahel holds a PhD from Leeds university. He is currently a member of Egypt's Council for Education, Scientific Research and Technology and an international associate at the UAE-based Centre for Learning Innovation and Customized Knowledge Solutions.
He is also the founder and general coordinator of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Alumni and Science Development Network; a research fellow at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in India; and a visiting scientist at Vienna University and Ghent University.
Dr Sawahel has received numerous national and international awards, and his many published works range from books and research papers in molecular biotechnology to reports on science and technology development and intellectual property rights.