Senior Director of Business Development, United States
Marco Konings brings over 17 years of experience in business development, project management, and strategic communications to his role as EAI's Senior Director of Business Development.
Marco Konings has worked in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, and over the past seventeen years, has combined business development, project management, and strategic communications functions in international development. Marco thrives in leadership roles in which he can build teams of talented, diverse people with great ideas and nurture a working environment in which they can achieve their full potential. Before joining EAI, Marco was Head of New Business at Panagora (a woman-owned small business), and had director roles in business development and technical practice areas with Creative Associates and Cardno International Development before that.
Marco started his career in Washington D.C. as an intern with Search for Common Ground’s Sub-Saharan Africa team, and continued there as a full-time employee before moving to Pact as a proposal manager for their conflict management and corporate-community engagement portfolio. Throughout these years, Marco has managed, written, and captured bids for USAID, DOS, EC, and most major bilateral European donors, as well as multilaterals, foundations and corporate funders.
Marco earned an MA in International Relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University (NY) and an MA in Political Science from Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.