Our Team

As a consultancy business, we provide specialist advice in technical areas, and help build up your team so you can manage complex programmes. The co-founders of DevLearn, Adam and Nayeem, bring experience in multiple programmes and countries. We work with a carefully selected network of Associate Consultants, internationally renowned experts in the sectors we work in. 


Adam Kessler

Managing Partner

Adam is a monitoring and evaluation specialist with experience developing simple, practical results measurement systems for private sector development programmes. He has worked on industrial development, agriculture, market systems, and challenge funds. Download his CV here.


Nayeem Kashem

Managing Partner

Nayeem is a market systems specialist, with experience planning and implementing pro-poor business growth in industrial, agricultural, and financial sectors. He is also experienced in developing communication strategies for internal and external audiences. Download his CV here.


Esha Chowdhury

Senior Research Consultant

Esha has over a decade of experience working in both private and public sector.  She has expertise in project management with international donors, on public-private partnerships,  and on start-up. She is experienced in developing communications and corporate  responsibility strategies.

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Léa Richard

Associate Consultant

Lea has extensive experience implementing economic recovery and empowerment programmes for non-profits and social enterprises across South East Asia and the Middle East, as well as founding and managing a small business in Cambodia. She has expertise in small business support and private sector development, vocational training and employment.


Tom Hilton

Associate Consultant

Tom  is a freelance monitoring and evaluation expert with some ten years of experience working in private sector development. He is currently based in Colorado, working on projects relating to market systems development, impact investment, forestry, climate change, and biodiversity conservation.


Syeda Samira Saif

Associate Consultant

Samira is an MRM practitioner with over ten years of experience in the field of market systems development with a focus on results measurement and women’s economic empowerment. She has extensive experience in designing, managing and implementing DCED and OECD compliant MRM systems and WEE frameworks in a range of private sector and governance programs.

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Chloe Ione Stull-Lane

Associate Consultant

Chloe is a market systems expert with 15 years professional and academic experience in development research, policy and practice. She has worked extensively with businesses, foundations, social impact investors, government agencies, development partners, civil society and multilateral organizations to benefit poverty reduction for marginalized areas and populations.


Associate Consultants

We work with Associate Consultants, specialising in everything from gender to econometrics. If you are interested in being part of our Associate Consultant network, please get in touch.

DevLearn LLP

DevLearn LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in the UK, with partnership no. OC424201.

About Us

DevLearn LLP specialises in design, monitoring, evaluation, implementation and online training for private sector development, market systems development, M4P, challenge funds, and other economic growth programmes.

Online Training

Our online training on results measurement, monitoring and evaluation, and market systems development is flexible, entertaining, and cost-effective. Click here to find out more about our online training offers.