Matthew Buys is currently the ORCID Regional Director, Africa and Middle East. Matthew builds strategic relationships with key institutions and governments across Africa and the Middle East to promote the application of ORCID in the research and innovation process. Previously, Matthew was the Account Manager at Thomson Reuters covering the Eastern and Southern Africa region; and prior to that he was the Regional Sales Manager at EBSCO Information Services. He completed a BA (Psychology) and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management at the University of the Witwatersrand. On the side, Matthew is working to complete a qualification in Information Systems covering developer skills including, Java, Flash, XML, html, Perl, and SQL.
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