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Executive Team
Dr. Shahamak Rezaei

Dr. Shahamak Rezaei

Founding CEO, Ph.D.

E-mail: [email protected]Phone: +45 40922986

Dr. Shahamak Rezaei oversees CSCD’s global activities and collaborates closely with CSCD’s Global Consortium affiliates as well as the Diplomatic Corps around the globe.

He obtained his Ph.D. in Business Administration, with focus on Network Theory and Entrepreneurship, from University of Southern Denmark.

He is currently assoc. Professor at the Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark.

He consults Nordic Governments (Nordic Council of Ministers) and international organisations (OECD, EU REA). He is affiliated with Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC) which is the flagship in Science Diplomacy between the Danish government and the Chinese government.

In his SDC activities he focuses on ‘Innovation Management’ research groups where he since 2010 has been conducting research and heading research teams between Chinese and Danish scholars.

He is the winner of “Danske Bank” 2014 award in “Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship” (September, 19, 2014).

He has also been appointed as one of the most influential persons in immigration & integration issues in Denmark in the Magazine EUROMAN (February 2006, p.49).

During the past years he has established unique ties to the Diplomatic Corps as well as Trade and Industry sectors around the globe and extensively in Copenhagen with special focus on Science Diplomacy and Commercial Diplomacy.

Dr. Rezaei’s research focuses on Transnational Knowledge Transfer, Migration, Global Entrepreneurship, Transnational Entrepreneurship and Diaspora Entrepreneurship. He is Research Coordinator for the research project ‘DiasporaLink’ (, financed by the European Commission under ‘Horizon 2020–RISE Program’.

During his career he has been affiliated as Visiting Professor at several universities, amongst others in Canada, New Zealand and latest in the USA at UCLA. Currently he is affiliated as Non-Resident Research Associate at Princeton University, Office of Population Research (OPR)), Center for Migration and Development (CMD), where he collaborates with colleagues at Princeton on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) – Migration and Global Talent Mobility.