Markus is responsible for iBAN’s activities in Asia. He supports companies to scale up their IB models and policymakers in the development of enabling policy environments. With a background in the private sector, Markus moved to the Philippines in 2008 and set up ASEI Inc., which developed into a leading IB and renewable energy consulting firm in the region working with ADB, GIZ, World Bank and the private sector. Among others, he authored the ADB IB country studies of the Philippines and Tajikistan and engaged in policy advisory for governments on IB and renewable energy incentive programs. Markus is also a committed social entrepreneur who co-founded Hilltribe Organics in Thailand, which engages hill tribe communities in organic farming. Markus holds a degree in Business Studies from CASS Business School and a master degree in International Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University.