Roman Skorzus, Policy Lead, Tech for Development Unit, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Policy Lead, Tech for Development Unit, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Roman Skorzus

Roman is working as the Policy Lead in the Tech for Development Unit of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. In his role, he leads the development of actionable policies and strategies to harness the advantages of technology for developing and emerging economies.

Roman also works as a consultant for the World Bank and is currently involved in projects in Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands, and Azerbaijan. His main areas of expertise are geospatial analysis, remote supervision and data management for monitoring and evaluation as well as data science. In the past, Roman has worked for the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to map and analyze rice areas across Asia with satellite data. He has also worked for the German Development Cooperation to support the development of a micro-insurance for rice farmers.

Roman holds a Master of Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He specialized in international economic and trade policy, global value chains, and economic analysis. Roman holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the Humboldt-University of Berlin and a master's degree in Geoinformatics (GIS and Remote Sensing) from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.