Dr Naz Bashir has over twenty years of experience as an entrepreneur in early stage companies, in/out licensing, investment strategies and in commercial and business development. He has achieved success in driving sales from licensing, strategic partnerships in the biotech, chemicals, biofuels and food sectors; deal packages ranging up to $100M. Dr Bashir has held executive roles and raised finance as part of the management team with a nutraceutical company, an oil and gas company, a biopharmaceutical company, and a biosensor company. Naz managed a university seed fund achieving out licensing of biological technologies, chemical assets and value through exits and an IPO. More recently, he co-founded an Omega 3 company in which he invested in and successfully raised an EIS round which is leading to strategic investments/partnerships. He also acts as advisor, consultant and is a non-executive director on a couple of early stage biotech in digital wound care (antimicrobial), gut health (microbiome) and a digital therapeutics incubator. He has a PhD in Chemistry and an MBA from the University of Exeter.