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Mark Henstridge

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Mark Henstridge has joined OPM as Chief Economist. He will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the firm’s work in development economics, and for leading OPM’s expanding Extractive Industries portfolio.

Previously, he was Deputy- and then Acting-Executive Director of DFID’s International Growth Centre (2010 – 2012) – a collaboration between the London School of Economics and Oxford University that aims to deliver policy advice on growth through 10 country programmes supported by cutting-edge research across 10 major research themes.

From 2001 to 2010, Mark was with BP, initially as Head of Macroeconomics and latterly as Director of Group Economics. Prior to that, he spent four years with the IMF (1997-2001), working in the African Department on Mali, Niger, Senegal and Nigeria, and in the Fiscal Affairs Department, with a focus on the fiscal issues of Egypt. He also spent eight years working on the Ugandan economy (1988-1996), originally as an ODI fellow in the Ministry of Planning, then as a DPhil student in Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of African Economies, and subsequently as Macroeconomic Policy Advisor in the Ministry of Finance. Mark has a DPhil from Oxford University, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a BSc from Bristol University.

International
Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
International
2015 - 2022
Somalia
Apr 2015-Jul 2015
International
2015 - 2017
International
Mar 2015 - Mar 2020
Ghana
Jan 2015 - Dec 2019
Africa
March 2014 - August 2015
Ghana
May - June 2013
Tanzania
May - November 2013
Zambia
2013-2014
International
January - July 2013
International
2012-2013
Indonesia
2012-2013
Peru
2012-2013
Romania
March 2011
International
2010-2011
Montserrat
2010-2011
Tanzania
2010-2011
Norway
March - July 2010
Peru
February - April 2010
Laos
2010-2011
Liberia
March - July 2009
International
2004-2011