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Roland Charles

Director: Operations Division

Roland Charles is a development practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in Africa, South and South East Asia, and the United Kingdom where he resides with his family.  Half of his career was spent at the Southern African Development Bank and the Commonwealth Secretariat UK where he was directly responsible for a portfolio of more than 20 projects in 12 countries. The other half of his career saw him spend increasingly more time in various economic development consulting roles with a strong onsite development project profile in Private Sector Development including Regulatory Reform, Value Chains and ‘Making Markets Work for the Poor’ in West –Africa, Brunei, Pakistan, Singapore, India, Tonga and more recently Myanmar and Bangladesh. His credentials in development economics to a postgraduate level underpins his practical, resourceful and reliable work ethic and has yielded a track record of success and valuable international networks. Roland is pleased to be using his skills and experience to lead the CLP operations team and is committed to creating lasting positive change in economic, social and environmental conditions for the benefit of all our clients.