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. 

DevLearn core team

Adam Kessler

Managing Partner

Nayeem Kashem

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.

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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.

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Lea Richard

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.

Stephen Berson

Stephen Berson has over a decade of experience in international development cooperation, having worked in sectors including humanitarian relief, education, elections, civil society and rule of law. The organizations with which he has worked have been equally diverse, including international NGOs, grassroots local NGOs and international organizations.

Victoria Carter

Victoria Carter is a private sector development specialist with a background in large-scale engineering project management and commercial law. She has spent the last 15 years working in private and development sector programs across Asia, the Pacific, and Europe across a wide range of sectors, including construction, water, finance, agriculture, and tourism. She is particularly experienced at running complex multi-country market systems development programs.

Rahaf Saad

Rahaf is experienced in designing and implementing women empowerment programs. Rahaf participated in the establishment and growth of a women’s social enterprise in Istanbul. Alongside that, Rahaf worked on various projects aim to support women artisans and entrepreneurs from the MENA region in different cities in Turkey.

Dhita Radcliffe

Dhita has industry experience in international development, impact investment, and fast moving consumer goods in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has advised various companies to increase their financial growth, market reach, and on social inclusion. She is a Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE), as well as a monitoring, evaluation (M&E) practitioner.

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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 Consultancy Ltd

DevLearn Consultancy Ltd is a company registered in the UK, with company number 12969691

About Us

DevLearn 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.