Mostafa Moonir Shawrav is a research innovation and policy expert with over 15 years of experience in various sectors. He is the Executive Director and Former Chair of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA). He is a former Co-chair of the EU Science Diplomacy Alliance. He has worked in academia, industry and nonprofit organizations in Austria, the Netherlands and Belgium. He is passionate about supporting researchers and innovators in pursuing sustainable research careers, engaging in science diplomacy and developing entrepreneurial skills.