Professor Colin Evans is widely considered to be the world's foremost Trade Diplomat. He is a former Commissioned Officer in The Royal Marines. He completed his military education at the Commando Training Centre at Royal Marines Officer Training Wing and Britannia Royal Naval College,where he graduated from the Professional Studies Course reading Strategic Studies, Military History, Military Science and International Studies. His military career included an exchange with the Portuguese Special Forces at the Special Operations Troops Centre at Lamego in Portugal, where he was schooled in Unconventional Warfare. He later qualified in Portuguese Language and Culture at Portugal's oldest university, University of Coimbra and he holds a Licentiateship (LCGI) and Graduateship (GCGI) in Leadership and Management from the City and Guilds of London Institute.