I have more than 7 years of professional experience within the international development spacefocused on sustainability, environment, natural resources, energy, economic growth, as well as social and political research, strategy and implementation. Additionally, I have incredible expertise in big data, data analytics and artificial intelligence that easily compliments my development backgroundparticularly as it relates to data strategy, implementation and outcomes. I also have private sector, NGOs, multilateral development bank experienceincluding working as a consultant for the World Bank Group and also the Asian Development Bank. Furthermore, my academic background over the last decade has been built around international relations, international development, business and data. As could be seen from my resume, I am in the final year of a 3-4 year PhD program at University College London, with dissertation work focused on developing coherent policy options for national implementation of the post-2015 sustainable development agendathat is SDGs, Paris Agreement, Sendai Framework, and Addis Action Agenda. I am also pursuing an executive MBA candidate at NYU Stern Business School with an emphasis on finance and strategyall built around sustainable business models, marketing and global management and strategy.
Michael Benedict’s Qualifications
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Carroll College - Bachelor in Arts, International Relations
Graduate Degree: University College London - Doctor of Philosophy, Development Economics and International Development
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