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[POSTPONED] Practitioner seminar series | International Development and Career Opportunities

Friday May 31, 2024, at 12:00

Raj Singh (African Development Bank Group)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this practitioner seminar has been postponed and will not take place on the 31st of May. A new date will be announced soon.

During the course of the academic year 2023/24 IBEI hosts a series of lectures by practitioners in the field of international relations and development.

The practitioner seminar series is intended to give IBEI students and attendees an opportunity to engage with international professionals about their personal work experience, the organizations they represent, and to learn about possible career trajectories in international governmental and non-governmental organizations. Each lecture will allow ample room for questions and inputs from the audience.

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International Development and Career Opportunities

Raj Singh (African Development Bank Group)

Raj is a development economist trained at the LSE and has lived and worked in the Middle East, North America, Europe, South Asia, and Africa. Over the last twelve years, Raj has been advising senior decision makers and leading high performing teams in the public and private sector on developing and delivering large-scale and complex projects. This has involved working for African Development bank Group, Tony Blair Institute, the World Bank Group, Overseas Development Institute, and Natural Resource Governance Institute on projects involving facilitation of catalytic investments in productive sectors, upgrading SMEs’ manufacturing productivity, strengthening governance of natural resources, driving inclusive and low-carbon resilient food systems transformation, designing agriculture data hubs as a public good, and developing and scaling biodiversity conservation programs. Before moving into international development, Raj worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs Group and BlackRock, Inc. and as a fellow at McKinsey & Company and Tata Group.