Dr. Abdelali Haoudi, Ph.D. ( https://kaimrc-biotech.org.sa/dr-abdelali-haoudi/ ) currently leads Strategy and Business Development functions, and is also Managing Director of the Biotechnology Park, at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, at the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs. He is also Distinguished Scholar at Harvard University-Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Haoudi is an international Research & Development and Innovation Executive with over 25 years experience, having held several senior positions in Research and Development and Innovation. He has vast experience in science and technology policy development, strategy and business development, corporate development and international partnerships development. Dr. Haoudi has held several senior and prestigious positions in the academia, government and private sectors globally, including North America, North Africa, Europe and Middle East. Some of the key positions include Founding Vice President for Research, Executive Director for Biomedical Research Institute, and Chairman, at the National Research Fund at Qatar Foundation. Dr. Haoudi was also Research Professor of cancer and infectious diseases at the University of Virginia and Eastern Virginia Medical School and a fellow of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has held several other positions in elite research and education institutions including Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School (USA) and a fellow at Institute Pasteur (France). Dr. Haoudi is an elected member of Hassan II Academy for Science and Technology since 2006. He graduated from University Paris XI and Paris VI, France in 1996 with a doctoral degree in cellular and molecular genetics. Dr. Haoudi received executive education from Harvard Business School in Corporate Management and Strategy and received multiple awards including Fogarty International Award. He has published numerous peer-reviewed international research publications and served as Founding Editor-In-Chief for the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology.