Dr. Thomas Mensah, is Chairman and CEO of Lightwave Corporation USA  a leader in  Large Scale infrastructure Development projects on the Continent of Africa.  He is one of the four original inventors of Fiber Optics in the United States, and  was awarded  7 pioneering patents  in Fiber Optics in six years. He worked at Corning Glass Works and at AT&T Bell laboratories. He has served on the MIT visiting committee in Chemical Engineering , and received his Ph. D in Chemical Engineering from Montpelier University in France, and a post graduate certificate in modeling and simulation of Chemical Processes at  MIT. He is a Fellow of AIChE and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), and serves as Chairman of the Scientific Council for the United Nations Energy Forum. He is the recipient of many awards including the Percy Julian Award, Golden Torch Award from  NSBE, AIChE Eminent Engineer Award, Turner Trumpet Award, and was named  member of the AIChE 100 in 2008. He is the author of many publications and three books including Fiber Optics  Engineering.