Prof. Nelson Torto
Professor Torto was a Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. He has been involved in natural products research commercialization and promotion of indigenous knowledge systems which are essential for the Innovation Hub commercialization and intellectual property rights initiatives. He has served in several Boards including the former BOTEC Board. Prof Torto is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI). Prof Nelson Torto is the Executive Director of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), a pan African organisation headquartered in Kenya, which aims to drive sustainable development in Africa through science technology.