I am an international development consultant with over 15 years’ experience in development cooperation. I have worked with various organisations including the European Commission, the United Nations, an international NGO as well as large consultancies specialised in the management of European and International projects and policy issues.
My areas of specialisation are i) development policy (both developing countries’ and donors) and ii) economic development including private sector development, trade-related technical assistance and capacity development. I have managed donor-funded projects in these areas of specialism mostly, but not only, with the European Commission, the United Nations and the Millennium Challenge Account (US).
My areas of practical competencies include various sub-fields of project management such as the identification, evaluation and monitoring (including ROM) of projects as well as project design and implementation. I have also acquired substantial experience with needs assessments and policy identification and impact assessments. Generally speaking, I am an experience senior project manager with extensive experience coordinating teams and managing staff.
In terms of formal education, I studied Public International Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies and followed a Masters’ Degree course on Human Rights at the London School of Economics. I then moved on to study UK Law at the School of Law in London and more recently, completed a Masters’ Degree in Development Policy and governance.
I am a British national. I have lived in Mexico, Egypt, London and Brussels where I currently reside. I speak English (mother tongue), French and Spanish fluently. I have a good working knowledge of Dutch and a reasonable understanding of Arabic, Italian and Portuguese.