Fernando Marquez

fernando marquez

Project Leader at BDS Global Advisors

United States

Bio Summary

Fernando is passionate about applying behavioral insights to maximize impact and effectiveness in economic development. He is a senior economist with 15 years of experience in strategy, management consulting, government advisory, and competitiveness. Among others, he worked with international agencies like USAID and KOICA and with Tony Blair's team implementing Delivery units and designing country strategies at high-level government offices and as part of multilateral development banks like IADB. He worked in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. He holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Master of Business Administration from the School of Economy of Valparaiso University, and a BA in Economics from the University of Cuyo.

Availability

Next Availability:

01 Nov 2022

Constraints:

No

Employment History

company bank

Project Leader

BDS Global Advisors

September 2021 - present

• Designed and facilitated The Crown Princess Court (UAE)'s strategic initiatives, identifying policy areas, analyzing value chains, and business models, jointly with Dalberg Consulting team. • Supported a Carbon Footprin ...see more

USAID

Strategy Consultant

USAID

July 2020 - August 2021

• Led the design and implementation of impact investment and value chains’ funding initiatives in the context of the Finance Unit action plan; fostering inclusive, sustainable financial tools, and enhancing agriculture-le ...see more

company bank

Senior Consultant

Economic Transformation Group

February 2019 - June 2019

• Led design of a strategic plan to refocus the Textile Cluster into a Sustainable Fashion Business Model, conducting investment feasibility studies by segment, reviewing innovation policies and development funds (Innovate ...see more

IDB Invest

Strategy Consultant

IDB Invest

May 2016 - December 2018

• Designed and implemented IDB Invest strategy to increase operations in Caribbean member countries, supporting a team of 14 sector specialists, conducting investments gap analyses, financial and non-financial product evalu ...see more

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Project Leader

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

July 2013 - March 2016

• Managed jointly the Colombian operations of TBA-GA and supported management team responsibilities in the region for recruitment, client and knowledge management and content development. • Set up and ran the Albanian Pri ...see more

IDB Lab

Project Leader

IDB Lab

February 2013 - July 2013

• Conducted the Sustainable Tourism Cluster Facility impact evaluation, (US$ 10 M) evaluating 25 tourism projects in 17 Latin American countries, analyzing critical activities led by the MIF to support tourism SMEs. • Le ...see more

Dalberg Global Development Advisors

Senior Consultant

Dalberg Global Development Advisors

November 2008 - January 2013

• Acted as expert advisor in the design and implementation of the Ethiopian Growth Transformation Plan in partnership with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The project developed practical applications fo ...see more

Mendoza Gobierno

Case Team Leader

Mendoza Gobierno

April 2005 - October 2008

Clusters Development (Ministry of Finance) • Led implementation of agri-food and tourism (adventure, cultural & conventions) clusters, supervised international consultants, coordinated field-work, co-facilitated workshops a ...see more

company bank

Project Leader

Nueva Economia Consulting

May 2004 - December 2006

• Led projects design and financial evaluation to support local and foreign investors in wine, olive oil and tourism sectors. • Conducted the economic impact evaluation and investment plan formulation for a Winery & Luxu ...see more

Education

Master's in Public Administration

Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

2020

Master's in Business Administration/Management

Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

2014

Master's in Business Administration/Management

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Valparaiso University

2008

Bachelor's in Economics

Faculty of Economic Sciences, National University of Cuyo

2005

Availability

Next Availability:

01 Nov 2022

Constraints:

No

Skills

Business

Business Unit Strategy,

Growth Strategy,

Innovation Strategy,

Strategic Planning

Economics, Policy, and Social Studies

City development

Industry Experience

Public Sector

Tourism & Sports,

Economic Development