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Meet the Team: Meet the Team


Technical Director

Dr Marcus Powell is a director at CEI and a recognized labour market expert with over 25 years of professional experience. He began his career as a lecturer and researcher in the areas of skills development and labour markets at the Universities of Leicester and Huddersfield. Marcus has also worked as a full-time staff member for a number of international organisations and companies as a labour market adviser, before joining CEI.

Marcus’ area of specialism include: labour market analysis and information systems, sector based studies and the formulation of skills development strategies. He has worked extensively on assignments in these areas in Southern African and South East Asia, including team leader and project director roles on major reform programs. Marcus has been employed directly by governments and also by international organisations including: the ADB, the Commonwealth Secretariat, DFAT, GIZ, the EC, DFID, ILO, OECD the World Bank. Marcus has also published widely in these areas, including a number of books and policy orientated studies for donors and governments in different parts of the world.

At CEI Marcus is responsible for overall strategy and business development. Marcus also plays a key role in technical back-stopping at CEI

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