Alexander Freese is a Project Manager at SEEK Development. He has extensive experience in providing policy, strategic planning, and implementation advice based on tailored analytics in the development-cooperation sector, focusing on the big picture as well as what works on the ground. His core expertise is in helping senior leadership, decision-makers, and teams in government, multilateral institutions, and civil society to create more impact oriented and effective organizations, while building partnerships crucial to reaching their goals.
Before joining SEEK, Alex worked for more than 10 years in development policy, practice, and research. Most recently, he was a policy specialist in the United Nations Development Operations Coordination Office in New York. In this capacity, he supported the strategic response of the UN system to the 2030 Agenda and the reform of the UN development system. Prior to that he worked for the GIZ as an advisor to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development on strategic and institutional issues related to the World Bank and international financial architecture. He began his career as a research assistant and tutor for international economics at the University of Göttingen.
Alex holds a Master of International Economics from the University of Göttingen and studied abroad at the UPAEP in Puebla, Mexico.