Wayne Pan brings a deep passion for the power of futures thinking to his research director’s role. His work and research centers on envisioning just, equitable, systems-based solutions to intractable global issues. Wayne has spent the last decade focused on futures and foresight work. Prior to joining IFTF, he was a key member of the futures team at Kantar, where he helped Fortune 500 companies explore and plan for the future. He has also spent time working with Forum for the Future, UNDP, and what is now Deloitte Monitor. Having lived and worked in six countries across three continents, Wayne brings a global perspective based on a deep appreciation for cultural differences and local contexts. He has an M.S in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from an Erasmus Mundus program based at Central European University and Lund University. He also holds a B.A. in History, specializing in modern Chinese history, from UC Berkeley. He speaks Mandarin.