MAXIMILIAN JARRET is the Co-Creator and Chief Executive of the strategic communications advisory services firm Abundenta Divina (Media) Ltd and an Executive Producer at Bankable Films. He is also a Consultant Executive Producer at Right Thing Films, an award winning video production company and creative agency based in London. In the non-profit sector, he currently serves as Senior Special Adviser to the Chair of the Africa Progress Group, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, a former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Additionally, he is a Honorary Fellow of Murdoch University, in Perth, Western Australia.
Maximilian has over twenty-eight years of professional experience in the field of international geopolitical affairs, intergovernmental policy coordination and strategic communications including most recently as the final Director-Charge of the Geneva based Africa Progress Panel, chaired by former UN Secretary General and Nobel Laureate, Kofi Annan, and a decade as a regular daily current affairs programme presenter and senior producer with the British Broadcasting Corporation World Service, where he began his career in 1990. During his time with the BBC he also worked as a freelance country analyst and report writer for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), part of the Economist Group.
A passionate Pan-Africanist and internationalist, he was born not very far from the Atlantic Ocean in Monrovia, Liberia.