Dr. Bastian Baumann is the Managing Director of EQAA, the European Quality Assurance Agency, which offers international accreditation of institutions and qualifications in higher education and TVET. Drawing on more than 15 years of international experience with a specific focus on Europe, Middle East and North Africa as well as Central Asia. His main areas of work are quality assurance and education reform implementation, qualifications frameworks, strategic management and development, and qualification design. Bastian has been involved as an expert in the development of the European Qualification Framework for lifelong learning and currently works on the development of the National Qualifications Framework for Saudi-Arabia with the lead responsibility for all quality assurance related activities. In addition, he was an expert for the development of the European Qualification Framework for Higher Education and the German National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education.