Fernando Quezada
Fernando QuezadaStrategy & Sustainability Specialist
Fernando Quezada is Executive Director of the Biotechnology Center of Excellence Corporation, a US private, non-profit organization providing technical assistance for program development. He guides teams on technology-based innovation and public policy. He is based in Boston.

His consulting assignments have included program evaluation for the Ministry of the Economy of Chile, the US-Mexico Foundation for Science, the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust, and the US-Israel Science and Technology Foundation. He also coordinated a study for the German Agency GIZ on the knowledge economy in Central America. He was appointed to Chile’s National Commission for the Development of Biotechnology by the President of Chile, and served as consultant to the UN Industrial Development Organization, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Board on Science and Technology in International Development of the National Academy of Sciences.

In the area of regional development policy and areas of innovation, he has served as an advisor to the International Association of Science Parks and to S&T parks in Europe and the US. He received the 2015 Foreign Minister’s Commendation from the Foreign Minister of Japan for his work in the area of science and technology cooperation.

Fernando Quezada studied at UCLA and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has taught at the Federal University of Para and University of São Paulo, both in Brazil, the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico, and Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.