Professor Elsiddig Ahmed Elmustafa Elsheikh is an environmental microbiologist. He is a holder of First Class Honours from the University of Khartoum (Sudan) and a PhD from the University of Reading, (UK). He was awarded the Prize for innovation and scientific excellence as well as the Presidential Order of Science, 2004. Previously, he was the Director General of the Scientific Research and Planning Department, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. He is newly chosen as a member of the first Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils, FAO, Rome, Italy. He was the Academic Secretary, Deputy Principal, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and the current Vice-Chancellor (since April 2011) of the University of Khartoum. In addition to teaching microbiology and environmental sciences, he delivers public lectures in skills development such as innovation, critical thinking, positive thinking, leadership and team building. He has published more than 70 scientific papers in national and international reputable journals and conferences in addition to seven books. He is a board member of many scientific refereed journals.