James Elekwachi

Market Development Project Manager


Before joining PIND, James worked as Program Manager of the DFID Growth & Employment in the States (GEMS1) project. Prior to that, he was a Catalytic Intervention Manager at the DFID PrOpCom project, having successfully completed his initial role as Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist. James also worked as the Business Development Services (BDS) Fund Manager and Value Chain Expert for the $32 Million World Bank Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) Project, and as SME Advisor, under the IFC-funded Support and Training Entrepreneurship Program (STEP). James received an M.Sc. in International Development (Development Finance) from the University of Manchester as a recipient of the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship, and is experienced in applying the ‘Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P)’ methodology for pro-poor growth.