Former senior diplomat, innovator and entrepreneurial leader. Yousuf brings forward more than 20 years of work experience in the combined fields of science-Policy-Interface (SPI), science diplomacy, innovation, entrepreneurship and building competitiveness. He has a unique combination of triple-helix expertise across academia-government-business in strategic planning, developing policies initiatives to enhance performance, and building opportunities for sustainable growth. Yousuf gained professional experience through his work with world-class multi-nationals, such as United Nation General Assembly (UNGA), United Nation Science, Technology & Innovation Forum (UN STI Forum), United Nation Commission on Science & Technology for Development (CSTD), Foreign Ministries Science & Technology Advisory Network (FMSTAN) University of Oxford, UNESCO, The World Academy of Science, The International Science Council, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, contributing significantly to complex scientific and high-technology strategy development projects for sustainable development.