Bo Højer Damsted is Deputy Vice President of COWI Economics & Management. Mr. Damsted is, by profession, an economist management consultant with 22 years of experience in change management, strategy, organisational development and impact monitoring for both public and private organisations in Denmark and abroad. For four and a half years, 2007 to 2011, he was Managing Director of MS-TCDC in Tanzania and his tasks included programme and fund management. During this period he travelled extensively throughout the African continent and is thus familiar with African customs as well as the policies of the Danish Foreign Ministry and other donors. He is a decent Swahili speaker. For the last 5 years with COWI, he has been serving as project director and/or quality assurance manager for larger, long-term Development Partner funded Technical Assistance projects in Tanzania, Mozambique, Egypt, Uganda and Ghana.