Broadcaster and Strategic Communications Consultant, Germany
Maximilian Jarrett is an independent communications consultant,experienced international current affairs broadcaster, writer, and event moderator.
In the academic realm he is Honorary Fellow at Murdoch University, in Perth, Western Australia and also an Honorary Fellow at the Research Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility, at Leeds Business School and Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom.
Maximilian has three decades of experience in broadcasting, communications, public speaking and international affairs. In 2017 he was appointed as the final Director-in- Charge of the Geneva based Africa Progress Panel, which was chaired by Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary General and Nobel Laureate. Between 2014 and 2017 he served as the Deputy Director.
Prior to his assignment to work directly with Kofi Annan in Geneva, he was responsible for international economic development policy coordination, high level conference event man- agement and communications at the United Nations Secretariat from 2001 to 2014.
Maximilian is passionate about engaging with and motivating audiences. He enhanced his skills in this area significantly during the eleven years (1990-2001) he spent working in London with the British Broadcasting Corporation World Service as a senior producer and well known presenter of Network Africa, a long running and Sony Award winning morning news and current affairs radio programme.
BSc (Econ) Upper Second Class Honours, 1990, The London School of Economics, University of London MA, Area Studies (Africa) with Merit, 1996, School of Oriental and African Studies.