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Summary

★ I am an international professional with an entrepreneurial spirit

• I have more than ten years of professional expertise in the field of Life Sciences (International Agriculture/ Agribusiness and Biotechnology) in academia and industry + Academic Teaching and Training. I built a network of over 10,000 international professionals in this area.

• I am a NOVA ✨ member (France based and part of NOVA global community). NOVA is THE GLOBAL TOP TALENT NETWORK, it is the meeting place for top talent and the world’s most progressive companies. A Nova is among the top 5% in its field, has both analytical and social qualities as well as possess the ability to transform complexity into action".

• I have studied and worked in four countries (Egypt, the Netherlands, the USA and I currently reside in Paris, France). This included 4 universities, 3 companies and 2 research institutes.

• I have passion and talent for innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship, management, business development, collaboration, networking and connecting people.

• I have a track record in volunteering, leadership, public service and elected positions.

• I was honored with more than 14 awards in science, research creativity, service and leadership.

• I am currently looking for new challenges where I am able to utilize my scientific expertise and my passion for business (development/management) and leadership, so I may reach my full potential.

• I am a people-person, a science-communicator, a teacher and a life-long student.

• To know more about me, I kindly invite you to go through my profile and visit my personal website: https://www.wahidawad.com/

• Please drop me a message or shoot me an email at * wahid.awad.cu@gmail.com * if you would like to have a discussion about any topic that may lead to a professional collaboration or friendship :)

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Consultant | Life Sciences | Agribusiness | Biotechnology | Innovation | R&D
    Since January 2017
    ???? Currently looking for new challenges in France/Europe, I have: • International expertise in Agriculture, life sciences and biotechnology • Expertise in plant breeding, genetics, data analysis, bioinformatics, physiology, biofuels, statistics, biology, plants and sustainability • International experience in teaching life sciences/Agriculture subjects • Diplomas/certificates in HR, Sales, consultancy, marketing, Accounting, computer tools, academic management and project management • International Experience in research (R&D). • Multicultural management experience • Business development/account management experience in agribusiness • Trilingual (Arabic-English-French) • Proven international leadership skills and experience • International network of more than 9,000 professionals in industry, academia and governments • Intercultural communication skills • Project management knowledge and experiences • Multidisciplinary understanding of R&D and innovation • Experience and talent for marketing, sales and customer relations • Agile and lean management skills • Science communication skills • Public speaking and motivation skills • Problem-solving mindset • Negotiation skills • Scientific writing and publishing • Experience in dealing with all types of media and social media expert • Ability to adapt, travel, learn and develop personally and professionally • Ability to deal with conflict and thrive in complicated multicultural environments • Resilient and determined personality • Legal right to work in France

  • Wetenschappelijk medewerker
    Since November 2015
    ✔ Worked on two projects in the field of Biofuels at INRA, Versailles, France. ✔ The projects were about discovery of traits and quantitative loci and genes controlling biomass quality and its interaction with drought through the use of different types of populations in different environments, years, locations and drought stress levels. This was combined with the use of millions of sequencing data and statistical modeling tools. ✔ Presented the research results in conferences, meetings and workshops. ✔ Led collaboration with other partners and collaborators.

Past Experience

  • Research & Teaching Assistant
    July 2014 --- June 2015
    ✔ I was teaching from 2-3 Labs per week for the SOCR100 class "General Crops", in the soil and crop Sciences department in CSU. ✔ I participated in making the quizzes and exam questions and grading them. ✔ Moreover, I led the students through their team projects. ✔ I taught two lectures: 1) plant breeding and genetics for drought tolerance 2) Breeding and genetics of biofuels from biomass crops. ✔ This class covered a wide range of plant physiology, morphology, anatomy, breeding, and genetics topics. ✔ For teaching this class I was nominated for the Shepardson Graduate Student Teaching Award from the college of Agriculture at Colorado State University, USA by my Department and my students (on March 2015).

  • Director of Graduate Student Affiras & Vice President of Graduate Student Council (GSC)
    May 2013 --- April 2015
    ✔ promoted and expanded the Graduate Student Affairs Department throughout the year. ✔ Been in constant communication with the Graduate Student Council regarding activities of ASCSU (Student government), and vice versa. ✔ Ensured that Graduate Students are effectively represented at all levels of ASCSU, in all three branches. ✔ Worked to fill all Graduate Student spots on committees across the University in conjunction with the Department of Academics. ✔ Assisted the Graduate Student Council to recruit members to serve on multiple committees across campus, including Faculty Council Subcommittees. ✔ Worked in conjunction with the Graduate Student Council, the Vice-Provost for Graduate Affairs and the Director of the CSU Health Network toward finding affordable health insurance options for Graduate Students. ✔ Worked with the Graduate Student Council and Housing/Dining Services to lobby for Graduate Students to be able to obtain the faculty/staff meal plan rate in CSU dining halls. ✔ Provided opportunities throughout all areas of ASCSU to be represented by Graduate Students. ✔ Collaborated with Departments in ASCSU to expand on advising support for Directors. ✔ Assisted students in obtaining information about Graduate School and transitioning into graduate programs.

  • Graduate Student Summer Intern
    May 2014 --- May 2014
    ✔ I quote from the internship review of my direct supervisor during the internship (Dr. Bill Berzonsky: Senior Wheat Breeder, Bayer Research Station, Crop Science Division): ✔ "Wahid participated with me on hybrid wheat breeding activities. I was impressed with Wahid’s professionalism and attention to detail while participating in hybrid wheat breeding activities. He frequently offered constructive suggestions and seemed comfortable working both in the field and in the office to enter and summarize data. The work instructions he prepared were thorough and detailed, and they represented an impressive level of research, especially considering the relatively short length of the internship. The instructions should provide an excellent guide to establishing a method of evaluating male pollen production".

  • Assistant Lecturer
    January 2011 --- December 2011
    ✔ Crop Science Department, College of Agriculture, Cairo University, Egypt: Spring 2011: Assistant lecturer for two classes in the program of International Agriculture (both courses taught in English): 1. Introduction to crop science -The course covered a wide range of subjects such as plant classification, taxonomy, botany, machinery, and principles of plant breeding and genetics. 2. Production of field crops -The course covered subjects such as fertilization, irrigation, crop management, pest and disease control, and cropping systems.

  • Graduate Student Intern
    May 2010 --- October 2010
    ✔ During my internship at University of Florida’s Agronomy Department and Genetics institute I wrote a report about my research activities during the internship, which involved two main experiments: A. The objective of the first experiment was to investigate the genetic and environmental effects on enzymatic saccharification parameters (amount of glucose release from dry matter after enzymatic hydrolysis, cellulose digestibility percentage and klason lignin concentration in the sorghum stover cell walls) in sorghum genotypes. B. The objective of the second experiment was to study the genetic basis of water use efficiency as a function of root architecture. I used ICRISAT’s unique and expansive lysimetric system to obtain detailed data on water extraction, transpiration efficiency, and water use efficiency as a function of root architecture in a diverse set of sorghums. I then used this information, along with field observations to measure water-use related traits in a RIL populations derived from two parents with contrasting drought responses and root architectures to map QTL associated with drought stress.

  • Research and Teaching Assistant
    December 2006 --- August 2008
    ✔ I was teaching the labs for three classes within the program of International Agriculture (classes taught in English): 1. Introduction to crop science. 2. Production of field crops. 3. New advances in plant breeding. ✔ For my teaching excellency I was awarded the "Best Teaching Assistant Award" from the Crop Science department in the Spring of 2008 in a big celebration at Cairo University. ✔ During my work as a teaching assistant I was also involved in a research project towards a master thesis. I developed the project proposal and finished one year of field work selfing and crossing corn inbred lines. The title of my thesis was " The relationship between molecular diversity and hybrid vigor among maize inbred lines".

  • Business Developer &Technical Sales Engineer
    January 2005 --- December 2006
    During my work as an Agricultural sales Engineer and business developer at Technogreen Group (Agriculture company in the fields of seeds, fertilizers and irrigation) in Cairo, Egypt I was involved in multiple activities such as: • Developing Sales and Marketing strategies • Participating in Agricultural expositions/fairs as a representative for the company. • Technical support for farmers. • Conducting seed testing experiments. • Conducting fertilizers applications tests. • Designing marketing materials for the new products. • Translating imported products info materials from English to Arabic.

  • Undergraduate Student Intern
    May 2003 --- August 2003
    ✔ During this internship I was involved in an intensive training to learn all the different steps of the hybrid corn seed breeding and production. ✔ At the end of the internship I was given a certificate and was evaluated with 98 %.

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingAttention to detailCharmAuthenticityCollaborationCompetitivenessCoordinationCritical thinkingCreative thinkingCuriosityEfficiencyFlexibilityIndependenceInnovative thinkingKindnessOptimismOrientationOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingResiliencyResponsibilitySelf-confidenceResult OrientedSelf-disciplineSociabilityStrategic thinkingStrivingTrustWillingness to compromiseCommunicativeAssertivenessApproachability

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
scienceAgricultureResearchPlant BreedingGeneticsmolecular biologyBiotechnologyLeadershipmanagementLife SciencesProject ManagementPublic SpeakingTeachingBusiness DevelopmentSalesMarketingPublic PolicyHigher EducationStrategic PlanningIntercultural CommunicationSocial MediaPoliticsCommunity OutreachAgribusinessBiofuelsTranslationData AnalysisBioenergyGenomicsStatisticsBioinformaticsMolecular geneticsGenotypingsustainabilitySocial EntrepreneurshipExperimental DesignScientific WritingAgronomyConsultingAccount ManagementProduct managementSales ManagementPublic AffairsPublic OutreachChemistryResearch and Development (R&D)CornWheat

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Analyze data Guide students Develop protocols Interpret data Technology research Write papers Write protocolsAct as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the investigatorAdvise on strategyAnswer, transfer and handle incoming calls as needed.Assist with experimentsAssist with site trainingAttend at steering committee meetingsAttend seminarsAttend investigator meetingCalculate trial timelinesCapture data on source documentsCoachCoach staffcollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with medical teamCollaborate with PI and institution to respond to any audit findings and implement-approved recommendations.Collaborate with principal investigatorCollaborate with project teamCollect dataCommunicate with investigatorCommunicate with sponsorCommunicationConduct literature searches.Conduct literature searchesConduct research at universitiesConduct studiesConduct the trialConduct university research Control studiesCoordinate projectsCoordinate logisticscoordinating research projectsCoordinationCreate study documentsData miningDefine market needsDesign scientific experimentsDesign studiesDevelop training materialsDirect co-workersDistribute trial suppliesDocument employees training requirementsdrafting grant applicationsEnsure data consistencyR&DReferral lettersWritten presentationWrite papers

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Plant Breeding and Genetics from Colorado State University in 2015
  • M.Sc in Plant Biotechnology from Wageningen Universiteit en Researchcentrum in 2011
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in International Agriculture from Cairo University in 2005

Training and Certification

  • Basic Business Skills Aquesition Program (BBSA) Certification
  • Certificate of Achievement Certification
  • Conference Organization Certification
  • Effective Communication Skills Certification
  • Effective Presentation Skills Certification
  • Ethics in Teaching and Scientific Research Certification
  • Graduate Resource Program (GRP) - Human Resources Diploma Certification
  • International Computer Driving License (ICDL) Certification
  • International publishing of scientific research - Cairo University Certification
  • New Trends in Teaching Certification
  • Project Management: Initiating and Planning Projects (97%) Certification
  • Quality Standards in Teaching Certification
  • Strategic Planning Certification
  • The Credit Hour Systems Certification
  • The Utilization of Technology in Teaching Certification
  • Thinking Skills Certification
  • TOEFL (IBT) Certification
  • University Managment Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Arabic
Native
English
Native
French
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Account Manager Account Executive Account Manager - Life Sciences Associate Scientist Brand Manager Business Consultant Business Development Manager Customer Service Manager Development Manager General Manager Team Leader Study director Senior Project Manager (PM) Senior Consultant Senior Clinical Project Manager (CPM) Scientist Scientific Writer scientific translator Scientific consultant scientific collaborator Scientific Advisor Sales representative Research fellow Regulatory Project Manager Regulatory Affairs Associate R&D Scientist R&D manager R&D Director Quality manager Project Manager Project Engineer Program Manager (PMP & CSM) Production Manager
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    30 Hours per week
    BrightOwl employee :    100% FTE
  • International:
    Yes
  • Availability:
    Feb 2018 : 100%
    Mar 2018 : 100%
    Apr 2018 : 100%
    May 2018 : 100%
    Jun 2018 : 100%
    Jul 2018 : 100%

Publications

    Expert has 1 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Paris, France

Others

Driving License
  • Yes