McLean Sibanda


McLean Sibanda

McLean Sibanda is an engineer and patent attorney. He is the Chief Executive Officer of The Innovation Hub South Africa and President of the African Division of International Association of Science Parks (IASP).  He has extensive experience in intellectual property, entrepreneurship and innovation. He has held senior and executive roles in a number of private and public sector organisations in South Africa.  He has served as an Expert to the African Union (AU), World Intellectual Property Organisation, and the Department of Science and Technology on drafting of intellectual property legislation as well as review of Tanzania National System of Innovation.  An immediate past board member of the CSIR, past acting executive director of the Innovation Fund (2008-2010) and Technology Innovation Agency Group Executive for Commercialisation until 2011; he currently serves on the boards of the National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), IASP and African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF).

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