Kurt Koomen is the Managing Director of Nathan’s London office and has worked in the development sector for over 25 years. He has extensive corporate management and leadership experience, and has a proven track record in the direction, management and technical delivery of large and complex international development programmes.
Kurt joined Nathan in 2019 as Head of Programme Delivery prior to assuming the role of Managing Director in 2021. He is currently also Programme Director on Nathan London’s largest programme, Invest Salone.
Kurt has technical and management experience across a wide range of areas, including livelihoods and rural development, markets and agribusiness, private sector development, social protection, and cash transfers. He has experience in successful delivery for a broad range of clients including FCDO, BII, USAID, DFAT, Irish Aid, ADB and the World Bank. Kurt has worked across countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands, with extensive time in Timor-Leste, Vietnam and Uganda.
Prior to joining Nathan, Kurt worked for 10 years running a project management unit for a UK development consultancy firm and has also performed a range of in-country consultancy and delivery roles.