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Wesley Herche

Wesley Herche

Director, International Solutions, BAE Systems A.I.

BAE Systems A.I.
Menara Binjai, Jalan Binjai
Kuala Lumpar, 50450


  • Affiliate Global Futures Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Director, International Solutions, BAE Systems A.I.


Wesley Herche is the Director of the International Solutions team at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. In this role he helps governments and large companies solve strategic challenges with the world's most advanced software and tools for geospatial intelligence. He joined BAE's Kuala Lumpur office in 2020. He leads a geographically distributed team both in the Kuala Lumpur office, and in San Diego, Canberra, Tokyo, and London. Before joining BAE, Dr. Herche was a Senior Strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in their Silicon Valley office. Prior to this, Herche was the Associate Director of Research with the Global Security Initiative (GSI) at Arizona State University (ASU). As part of the leadership team at GSI, Herche helped grow GSI in its first three years from a new initiative to one of the largest institute-level activities at ASU. He led numerous efforts at GSI involving the strategic development of interdisciplinary research teams. Previous to his time at ASU, Herche spent most of his career in the US Defense and Intelligence Community including the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Within the NGA, erche worked as a Senior Intelligence Officer, serving in leadership positions within the US, a deployment to Iraq as Senior Data Manager, and National Agency Representative roles while living and working in the UK and Japan.

Herche earned his PhD in Sustainability at the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University with a dissertation focusing on policy, geospatial, and market factors in the global renewable energy market. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography from Southern Illinois University, and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management with a focus in international strategy.

Spoken Languages:
English (native)


  • PhD, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2017
  • Chancellor's Certificate, Web Scripting and Interactivity, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2012
  • MBA, Global Strategy, Thunderbird School of Global Management, 2012
  • BS, Geography, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 2004


External Links

Journal Articles


Herche, W. 2017. Solar energy strategies in the U.S. utility market. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 77(Sep):590-595. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.04.028. (link )

Macintyre, C. R., . , M. Scotch, D. J. Heslop, A. B. Gumel, G. Poste, . , W. Herche, K. Steinhofel, S. Lim and A. Broom. 2017. Converging and emerging threats to health security. Environmental Systems and Decisions DOI: 10.1007/s10669-017-9667-0. (link )

Macintyre, C. R., G. Williams, W. Herche, L. Vigano, D. J. Heslop and T. Engells. 2017. Converging security threats in a changing world. Asia Pacific Security Magazine (03 July 2017):. (link )


Shutters, S. T., W. Herche and E. King. 2016. Anticipatory megacity responses to shocks: Using urban integration and connectedness to assess resilience. Small Wars Journal 12(2):. (link )

Thesis (PhD)


Herche, W. 2017. Policy, Geospatial, and Market Factors in Solar Energy: A Gestalt Approach. PhD Dissertation. Arizona State University. (link )

Civilian Service Recognition Award, US Forces, Japan, 2014

Civilian Service Recognition Award, US Coast Guard Far East Activities, 2013

Semifinalist Hult Prize Global Challenge/Clinton Global Initiative, Sustainable Solutions to Global Energy Policy, 2012

Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2010

Global War on Terror Civilian Service Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2010

Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2009

Global War on Terror Civilian Service Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2009

Distinguished Senior Geospatial Intelligence Analyst, US Transportation Command, 2009