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Marcus B. Zarway

Board of Directors, Member

Marcus B. Zarway is a development expert with over 10 years of professional experience in the private development sector. He has worked with several institutions including government entities and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in social economic development, extractive (natural) resources management, and governance sectors. His work is centered around development programs and project management at the local and international levels with a focus on women and youth empowerment.

Mr. Zarway has worked in the private sector with diverse roles including Marketing Officer for International Bank Liberia (IBL), National Project Coordinator for SPARK & BSC Monrovia; Business Development Consultant for UNMIL, ZOA, IREX, UNESCO, Odebrecht, and Extractive Resource Governance Advisor for GIZ and provided technical assistance to LEITI, NIC & MLME; Operations & Supply Chain Manager for Bridger International Academies; National Project Manager for UNDP’s Social-Impact and Rural MSME Development Project, and providing technical assistance to the SBA of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry; a Consulting Partner of the IQ Consulting Group, UK. He also provides consultancy services to companies, organizations, and individuals in business and local content development, organization (Programs/Projects) Development & Administration, Procurement and Quality Assurance & Management.

Academically, he holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Operations Management with specialization in Operations, Procurement, and Quality Management from the Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK; Master of Science (MSc) in International Oil and Gas Management with specialization in Local Content & Social Impact Policy Development & Management in the Extractive Industries (Oil, Gas & Mining) from the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK; Postgraduate Diploma in Public Procurement from the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA); and a Bachelor Degree (Honor) in Marketing with emphasis in Business Development from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Ghana.

Mr. Zarway is a UK Chevening Scholar (1st in Liberia 2015/6), Certified Trainer/Facilitator of IFC (Work Bank Group) and BiD Network, of the Netherlands; Candidate for Certified Development Project Manager (CDPM®) of the PM4DEV, USA, and Candidate for CIPS of the UK. He holds several professional certificates in multiple disciplines.

Above all, he is a self-starter, results-oriented, people-oriented, and a team player with the highest sense of integrity. He has strong research interest in entrepreneurship & business (private sector) development, project management, extractive industry (oil, gas, and mining) management & governance, local content development.