Our Team


As a consultancy business, we provide specialist advice in technical areas, and help you 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.

Meet the Team

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Adam Kessler

Managing Partner

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

Ethiopian Alene Retna of New York City leads the field through the first mile of the 2010 Army Ten-Miler in 4 minutes, 29 seconds en route to his second consecutive victory at the event with a winning time of 47:10. PV2 Joseph Chirlee (bib No. 41) of Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Ethiopian Tesfaye Sendeku (45) and U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Spc. Robert Cheseret (1) of Fort Carson, Colo., are on Reta's heels. WCAP Maj. Dan Browne (1) is running seventh. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, FMWRC Public Affairs

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.