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 PhD. 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, where he is serving in the governing board since 2017.
Laurent 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 develops and leads school and community educational gardens and environments, in addition he teaches environmental sciences, value based leadership, Botany, plant physiology, and climate change at the university. Dr. Mesbah has been active in Bahá’í institutions since his youth in France, Netherlands, and during the last 10 years in Bosnia and Herzegovina as auxiliary board member.