Marius serves as Country Director for IPA Francophone West Africa (covering Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Mali). Previously, he worked for three years as part of the Senior Management team of the IPA Rwanda office as Research Manager, including as Head of Office during previous Country Director transitions. Marius has substantial experience working on monitoring and evaluation, youth empowerment, and influencing work for about five years in India and in East and West Africa. He is passionate about the magic of data to ignite positive change. He holds a BSc in Planning Science from Universite d'Abomey-Calavi and an MSc in Public Economy and Applied Statistics from the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy of the African School of Economics in the Republic of Benin.