Staff: Ag, rural development, food security

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Zey Akalin

Managing Associate, International Development Economics

Involved in international development since 2005, Ms. Akalin specializes in development economics and policy. Since joining the firm she has managed and supported five USAID projects and three World Bank projects, honing her technical skills in economic impact evaluation, economic analysis of trade...

Mike Blakeley

Managing Director, Enterprise & Industry Development

Michael Blakeley is a former exporter and business owner who applies his hands-on experience to design, manage and implement economic development programs. With 20 years of experience in emerging markets, Mr. Blakeley is an expert in developing strategies for industry and enterprises to optimize...

Kerry Hamilton

Senior Consultant, Nathan Associates London Ltd

Kerry Hamilton is a Senior Consultant at Nathan Associates London with broad experience in project management, financial sector development, corporate social responsibility and international banking. Kerry has 18 years of experience in supporting initiatives throughout Africa, Asia and the UK. ...

B. Lynn Salinger

Principal Associate

Lynn Salinger is an expert in multiple facets of development economies—trade, labor and workforce development, and agriculture and food policy. She has been helping governments, associations, firms, and individuals in middle- and low-income countries acquire the skills necessary to benefit from...

Buddhika Samarasinghe

Senior Consultant, Nathan Associates London Ltd

Specializing in agriculture and private sector development, Buddhika Samarasinghe has more than 19 years of experience in the practical and technical aspects of private sector development initiatives, as well as agriculture and rural development programs in Africa, Asia, and Eastern and Central...

Mark Thomas

Director, Nathan Associates London Ltd; Director, Agriculture and Rural Development

Mark Thomas is a Director of Nathan Associates London and leads the firm’s Agriculture and Rural Development practice. Having worked as a development economist in Africa and the Caribbean for 30 years, Mr. Thomas has an advanced understanding of the process of agricultural and rural development and...

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