DR. GRAHAM KING has 16 years of experience in the automotive industry and is currently a member of the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of the West Indies. He is also the Coordinator of the Mechanical & Manufacturing Enterprise Research Centre building and overseeing collaborative projects with industrial, governmental and academic partners.
Dr King’s doctoral studies focused on innovatively applying cutting-edge knowledge to improve processes and competitiveness in the automotive industry. It ensured the success of modern Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.
He spent three years with The University of Warwick developing and implementing innovative methods for both OEMs and the supply chain.
His career spans the entire motor industry from concept design to service and repair.
Dr King has served as a panellist on the Trinidad & Tobago “Idea 2 Innovation” competition and is a member of the Ministry of Planning & Sustainable Development Technical Steering Committee on Innovation. He was chair of a Trinidad & Tobago Bureau of Standards Committee revising Vehicle Emissions standards and served on the “Motor Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Standards Implementation Committee” in the Ministry of Transport.
As a lecturer at UWI, Dr King has worked on and supervised research projects in a range of fields, but mainly focused on automotive applications. He is also interested in renewable energy, participating in the EDULINK/ACP funded CAP4Inno project with partners from Alicante University (Spain), Chalmers University (Sweden), UTEC (Jamaica) and INTEC (DR). Dr King is contributing to developing the national/regional innovation ecosystem by spearheading a Foresighting Programme for the Energy Services Sector.
As Global Director of Global Leadership Interlink, a professional network of values-based leaders with Chapters in 27 countries around the world, Dr King oversees the mentoring and development of future leaders by speaking at conferences, seminars and training workshops. He is also a member of the Executive Team of Congress WBN, a global, faith-based, not-for-profit organisation with operations in 85 countries and probably one of the most innovative entities to emerge from Trinidad & Tobago.
Dr. King has a First-Class Honours degree in Automotive Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management and an Engineering Doctorate. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer.