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.


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.

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Esha Chowdhury 

Senior Research Associate

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.


John Clifford 

 Associate Consultant

John has more than 25 years of experience in consultancy, focusing mainly on small business support, private sector development and business environment reform in Europe, Africa and Asia. He worked on numerous privatization and restructuring projects in central and eastern Europe as well.


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.

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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 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.