Yasser Bhatti is a Higher Education Commission doctoral scholar from Pakistan with research emphasis on the interplay of Regional Clusters, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He has travelled to and lived in twelve countries for tourism, education, and work. Most early schooling was received in Saudi Arabia and later Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, USA and Masters in Computer Science and Management of Technology from Georgia-Tech, Atlanta. Before starting his current PhD programme at Said Business School, he completed the MSc in Management Research also at Said with distinction and was awarded the Dan Gowler prize for best MSc dissertation.
He has worked for over five years at the United Nations organizations (UNDP and UNICEF) in Pakistan and in New York, worked at IBM in North Carolina, and taught entrepreneurship and innovation courses at NUST and FAST-National Universities in Pakistan. Stints at entrepreneurial start-ups are spread throughout his career which explains his passion to research and propagate a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to being affiliated with the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, he is also a research member of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) UK National team.