Nelson Santiago is a talent development professional with more than 22 years of experience in the L&D industry. He currently serves as the regional manager for the Americas, Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa at the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Prior to serving in this role, he was a staff master facilitator for the education department delivering ATD certificate programs globally. He now manages ATD global initiatives in more than 80 countries, develops and supports member networking programs, and facilitates the exchange of knowledge among the global talent development community. He supports professionals around the world to share regional best practices, conducts global benchmarking, and discusses cross-cultural and global talent development challenges. He creates and fosters strategic partnerships with global organizations to leverage their existing learning and talent development networks. Santiago has published several articles in TD magazine and has spoken at conferences and workshops globally.