Dr. Markus Brunner
Dr. Markus Brunner has been working with BiRD since the founding of the company in 1998, initially as a Senior Programme Officer, then as Deputy Director, since 2008 as Director. In this capacity, Markus has both participated directly in the implementation of projects and missions as key expert, and has been involved as Project Director and principal backstopper on the consortium level for the implementation of larger-scale EDF-projects. He is also in charge of business development, including the building of consortia, drafting and submission of proposals and liaising with clients, partner companies and experts. Markus holds a masters degree in Economics and a PhD in Political Science and has more than 20 years of work experience, among them four years in Nigeria and periods of three years in Kenya, Syria, and Turkey. Currently, he is based in Tallinn, Estonia.