Raphael Basisa is the current President of KBI Enterprises, Inc., a Product, Process, Market, Business, Industrial and Economic development and management consulting firm. He is the former owner of INTER-IMMO Holdings Corporation, a Real Estate consulting and Land Development Company. Raphael began his business career as a chemical production plant engineer for Allied Signal Corporation (now Honeywell International). Since then, had worked as a small business executive consultant for George S. May International and Co., a management consulting firm. Raphael has tremendous hands-on experience working with Governments, Non-profit Organizations, and Private businesses. He is a many times accomplished small business entrepreneur and has written and published several news and articles on entrepreneurship, organizational leaderships, economic development, political economy, international relations, international technology transfer policies, and on ways to improve economics and human conditions in the developing countries. He recently spent 1 year in China and Europe and 2 years in Africa working on an Energy Development benefiting the underprivileged populations - Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Raphael is also a Volunteer - Certified Small Business Mentor with the United States Small Business Administration: Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). Raphael earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University (May 1990) and his M.B.A. from Pfeiffer University (August 2003). For four years, He worked on the Doctorate of Applied Management and Public Policy at Walden University specializing in leadership and organizational change, but did not complete the Thesis (ABD). He had served on the boards of directors of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County North Carolina Community Relations Board, Help Africa Fund, Inc., the Anita Rose Care Group, Inc., and as well as served as a member of the advisory committee on privatization and competition for the City of Charlotte's government Boards and Commissions. Competencies: scientific, technical, engineering, investment, executive, international, multilingual. Qualities: entrepreneurial, leadership, strategic change, innovative, judgment, creativity, technical lens of perception on issues, unique research-based approach to problem solving.