Marco Serena

PIDG team member Marco Serena

Marco provides leadership on driving sustainable development impact across PIDG companies. He oversees the early stage impact assessment of all PIDG investments, the process for monitoring and evaluating their impact and PIDG programmatic work to deepen sustainable development impact including on gender and climate.

Marco has over 15 years of experience working in frontier markets to drive development impact through private investment. He joined PIDG from the UK Department for International Development where he most recently led their Impact Investing team. In previous DFID roles, he was responsible for UK support to AgDevCo, developed public private partnerships with corporate investors in Africa, and led market reform initiatives to enable investment and development impact in the agri-food sector. He previously worked in management consultancy with assignments for corporates and multilateral organisations. He held leadership positions with social enterprises in West and East Africa and worked in business development services and policy in the UK. Marco spent 10 years between Sierra Leone, Uganda, Tanzania, and Albania and conducted assignments in a number of other countries. He holds a BSc in International Politics and Economics from the University of Naples, an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS in London, and an associate membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.