Max is CDA’s Executive Director. He has led CDA studies on industrial policy, labour markets, entrepreneurship, energy systems, and SME taxation among others, and produced policy papers for Uganda’s Office of the President, Treasury, and other senior policymakers, proposing legislative reforms, sector-level industrial policies, and implementation mechanisms. Max has also led numerous consultancy assignments for major donor agencies and implementers to design, deliver, and review economic development strategies in east and central Africa. Before co-founding CDA, Max worked in the DRC as Programme Manager and Technical Adviser on a large market systems development programme. Max holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of York. Originally from Germany, Max has called Uganda home since childhood.