Laurent Mesbah was born and grew up in France in a multicultural background. He did research and teaching in plant genetics at the free university in Amsterdam, the Netherlands where he completed his Ph.D. In addition Dr. Mesbah completed a certificated of advanced studies in Environmental Diplomacy at the University of Geneva and is member of the International Environment Forum since its foundation in 1997. He has been living in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2000 with his family has been involved in education and youth empowerment as well as in managing, implementing and evaluating projects related to sustainable development with international organizations. Laurent teaches environmental sciences and value based leadership at the university and co-founded and leads Bloom Earth School in Sarajevo. Dr. Mesbah has been active in Baha’i institutions since his youth in France, Netherlands, and Bosnia and Herzegovina where he currently serves as Auxiliary Board member.