Dr. Namdar Baghaei-Yazdi

is the Managing Director of Biotech Consultants Limited (BTCL). Namdar has 35 years of experience in Microbiology and Industrial Biotechnology R&D and commercialisation, especially in the fields of biofuels and biobased platform chemicals, oil and gas microbiology and biodesalination.

Winner of 1993 prestigious CEREAL PRIZE (Le Prix Céréalier) awarded by French Cereal Organisations (Céréaliers de France) and approved by the European Commission and the European Parliament for research into non-food applications of agricultural crops. Namdar has his name on several publications and patents. He has a B.Sc. degree in Microbiology from King’s College London and a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Imperial College London. He is also a Visiting Lecturer and Industrial Research Fellow at the University of Westminster (London, UK) and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire (Luton, UK).

Dr. Baghaei has also been involved in Iranian cultural and charity affairs in the UK over the past 30 years. He has been a trustee of the Library for Iranian Studies in London (the largest independent Iranian library outside of Iran now called Caspian Cultural Centre) for 26 years and organises their cultural and charitable activities, especially lectures by scholars in Persian history, literature, and culture.

He is also the Vice-President and a trustee of the Iranian Medical Society in the UK (IMS) and has been involved with this charitable organisation for the past 25 years. He is also a trustee and a member of the executive board of Pars Cultural Centre (a non-profit organization to preserve the Iranian culture), and also a member of the British Institute of Persian Studies, and the Iran Society in the UK.