Max Bankole Jarrett
Director in charge, African Progress Panel
Max has over twenty-six years of professional experience in the field of political and socio-economic affairs as an international broadcaster, writer and analyst in the media sector; and, as an Executive Office aide, speech writer and team leader in the United Nations system. His most recent duties at the UN included serving as an Adviser to the Executive Director of the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA), a policy-oriented think tank promoting dialogue and providing a platform for African voices to be heard.
Between 1990 and 2001 Max worked with the BBC World Service in London, editing, producing and presenting “Network Africa” and “Focus on Africa”. During that period, he also wrote reports for the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Max also serves on the Advisory Board of the Washington DC-based Center for Sustainable Development in Africa
Max graduated in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and holds a M.A in African Studies from London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies. He was born not very far from the Atlantic Ocean in Monrovia, Liberia.