Global Conference 2010
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Wales
Marc Clement joined the University of Wales as its Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive in 2007. His previous academic posts have included head of the Swansea University Institute of Innovation and executive director of its Institute of Life Science, an interdisciplinary medical research center working in partnership with IBM and the Welsh Assembly Government. Clement′s business interests have included the foundation of a company that develops laser systems for plastic surgery and cancer therapy. He sits on the boards of several technology companies and is vice chair of a group established by the Welsh Assembly Government to advise on the development of rural health services. A fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers, he studied at the University of Wales Swansea (whose name was changed to Swansea University in 2007), gaining a B.Sc. in physics and a Ph.D. in laser plasma interactions, and pursued postdoctoral studies at the Centre d′Etudes Nucléaires in Paris.