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 certificate of advanced studies in Environmental Diplomacy at the University of Geneva and has been a member of the International Environment Forum (IEF) since its foundation in 1997. He has served on the governing board of IEF since 2017.
Laurent has been living in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2000 with his family. He is involved in education and youth empowerment and is 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 and has been faculty at the Wilmette Institute since 2017. Dr. Mesbah is active in Bahá’í institutions since his youth in France, Netherlands, but also in local spiritual assemblies and as auxiliary board member in the Balkans.