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16 - 18 June 2021

BIOGRAPHY

Maximilian Jarrett has over 30 years of professional experience in the fields of international economic affairs, media production and strategic communications. In his current role, he helps expand the International Energy Agency’s reach and coordinate its work as it deepens its engagement across the African continent. He most recently served as the final Director-in-Charge of the Geneva-based Africa Progress Panel, which was chaired by the late Kofi Annan, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former UN Secretary General. Prior to that he worked for over a decade with the Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa coordinating programmes and initiatives with African states, as well as the African Union and African Development Bank. He is an Honorary Fellow of Murdoch University in Western Australia and also an Honorary Fellow at the Research Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility at the Leeds Business School in the United Kingdom.

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