Meet the editor

Allam AhmedAllam is the Founding President of World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and all its journals. Allam completed his Ph.D. in Economics (Technology and Knowledge Transfer for Development) at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. He obtained his MSc/MBA from the Royal Agricultural University, UK and awarded the RAU Scholarship and Prestigious Book Prize for Best MSc/MBA Dissertation. He is a Fellow and Chartered Marketer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. Following several senior lecturing appointments in Edinburgh, London & Sussex Science Policy Research Unit – SPRU (world leader in research, consultancy and teaching in the field of Science and Technology Policy), where he established and lead the postgraduate programme MSc International Management, in 2009 he was appointed to lead the Government of Abu Dhabi major and first of its kind in the Middle East Knowledge Management Framework (Musharaka). He is also a Visiting Professor and Founding Director of the Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI), University of Brighton Business School. His professional experience include working with Marketing Data Basics, British Marketing Research Bureau International, New Generation Systems, Yuksel Insaat Saudia Company (KSA and Turkey) and Middle East Office for Translation and Interpretation (KSA). Expert Advisor to the European Commission on International Scientific Cooperation; International Co-ordinator UNESCO Chair on Transfer of Technology (UNESCOTT); Founder of Sudan Knowledge (SK); and has consulted extensively for the World Bank, UN, European Union, referee for the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Dutch Research Council (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), World Food Programme, FAOOxford University Press and for various governments, in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Allam published widely on how knowledge and technology transfer (TT) contribute to SD and competitiveness in the developing countries (DCs). He produced more than 120 publications (including 22 books) and serves on the Editorial Board of eight international journals in S&T, SD, KM, Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management, Strategy & International Business. He is the recipient of several international Awards and Medals and listed in the WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD 2009-2019, WHO’S WHO IN FINANCE and BUSINESS 2009/2010 and WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA 2012-2015 published by Marquis Who’s Who, USA. For more than 20 years, Allam has presented many keynote and public speeches to a wide range of audience drawn from academic institutions, industries and international organisations from a broad range of backgrounds, post and under-graduate students, senior and middle management to government officials and trainees at all levels. He has also led seminars and workshops in knowledge management; technology transfer and commercialisation; strategic planning; curriculum design and delivery of UK and overseas programmes; marketing; management; leadership development; etc. If you have any media/press inquiries or looking for an expert comment on a particular subject please contact: