Martin Chrisney works in KPMG’s International Development Practice advising governments, donor agencies and NGOs on strategy and policy topics. He has 25 years of international experience working in management and advisory roles in Latin America, Africa and Asia assisting in the design and implementation of projects, sector strategies, and policies to expand private sector participation in development. Most recently he has been a member of KPMG’s Impact Investing Institute and led projects on blending public and private finance in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has published widely on development topics like blended finance, resilience, small business development and infrastructure finance.
Martin has worked at the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank where he was chief advisor to the vice president of Private Sector operations. Previously, he was an economist at the Institute of International Finance and a journalist. He holds degrees in political science from Johns Hopkins Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (master’s degree in International Relations) and in economics from the London School of Economics (Master of Science). He also serves on several boards and executive committees.