Damian Merciar is managing director of Merciar Business Consulting, www.merciar.com, a niche business economics consultancy founded in 1998. He has twenty years experience in the areas of commercial Business Strategy. He is experienced in the transition environments of nationalized to private sector state utilities and the senior practice of commercial management, advisorial consultancy, and implementation. He has carried out policy advisory work for government ministries and been an adviser to institutional bodies proposing changes to government. He holds an MBA from the University of Kent at Canterbury (1993), attended the leading University in the Middle East, studying International Relations and Language (1992), for which he won a competitive international scholarship, and has a BA (Hons) in Economic History and Political Economy from the University of Portsmouth (1991). He is currently based in London.