Dr. David Reggio is an internationally reputed expert in global collaborations and scientific alliances, with extensive experience in government, science and strategic negotiation, having worked in senior advisory with scientific research and development agendas in Brazil, Asia, the ASEAN and Russia. David has advised institutions and industry globally on innovation, research and international bridge-building. He is an elected member of the Royal Institute of Foreign Affairs, Chatham House, London, and Fellow of the Royal Society for Commerce. He is Global Consulting Director for a leading Higher Education think-tank, Quacquarelli Symonds, and holds a PhD in global health. Dr. Reggio has held visiting and honorary fellowships at Seoul National University (SNU) School of Neuroscience, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro (School of Medicine & Public Health) and the University of London.