Prof. Neissan Alessandro Besharati
IDO – Government & Public Services
Professor Neissan Alessandro Besharati is the Deloitte Development Africa (DDA) Lead, focusing on Donor Funded business with International Donor Organisations, public and private sector entities across Africa. He holds a Masters in International Social Development and a PhD in Public Policy & Development Management. Neissan has over 20 years’ experience in the development industry, having worked on five continents serving in management and advisory positions with governments, NGOs and various multilateral organizations in a number of low-income, middle-income and post-conflict countries. He serves as a senior research associate of several prominent international development think-tanks and is a visiting professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, the University of Bern (Switzerland), and is a post-graduate faculty member at the University of Witwatersrand, where he trains leaders from the public and private sector throughout Africa. Dr. Besharati provides regular policy advice and consulting services to governments, bilateral donors, regional institutions, private foundations, and sits on United Nations, World Bank, African Union and OECD expert groups and committees. His areas of expertise include international development cooperation, monitoring and evaluation, emerging economies, public-private partnerships, and development finance and education policy.