Kurt is a managing director in Monitor Deloitte where he leads the economic development, competitiveness, and inclusive business practice. With a focus on emerging market economies, Kurt has led development projects in numerous regions across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, as well as in North America. These efforts have focused on economic development strategy, improving livelihoods, starting-up and upgrading development institutions, attracting private sector investment, fostering greater innovation, and aligning the implementation efforts of government, business, and NGOs. Many of the projects have focused on specific industries and sectors including agriculture, metals and mining, tourism, transportation and distribution, textiles, information technology, and biopharmaceuticals.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Kurt was a partner at the Monitor Group, and previously a professor of political science at Harvard University and Wellesley College.