A scientist and researcher with over a decade of experience, Faisal holds a First Class Honours degree in Biotechnology from Deakin University, Australia and a PhD degree in neuro-biochemistry from the Australian National University. He also holds a Certificate of Specialization in Strategic Negotiation from Harvard Business School.
Faisal has been heavily involved in technology and commercialisation projects globally.
He has also undertaken multiple projects supporting the development of strategic policy and regulatory change to enable various industries to access new technologies and markets. His multidisciplinary research is shown by publications in international high impact scientific and educational professional journals such as PNAS and Nature with over hundreds of citations. His scientific works have been also heavily publicised by local and international media. Winner of numerous academic and industry awards and scholarships, Faisal was actively involved in the inaugural CSIRO Acceleration Program, pitching ‘Scientific equipment and facility access platform’. He was also the winner of the inaugural CSIRO 2020 strategy competition with his ideas being incorporated into the CSIRO 2020 Strategy Policy.
He has a tremendous track record of creating organisational value by developing and executing innovative projects at both strategic and tactical levels with national and international collaborators such as Australian Native Food and Botanicals (ANFAB), Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF), Animal Health Australia (AHA), Grain Research Development Corporation (GRDC), Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), University of Canberra (UC), Sugar Research Australia (SRA), Agilent Technologies (USA) and Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA, France). He has also performed a successful stint as an election campaign manager in Bangladesh in 2018 and has working relationships with multiple ministries of the Government of Bangladesh and local conglomerates.