Marcus Brand is the Head of Myanmar Programme in Yangon, Myanmar.
Brand joined International IDEA in September 2020. His responsibility is to lead, direct and develop International IDEA’s country programme in Myanmar and to manage the team of international and national staff to deliver the programme of technical assistance and advisory services; to represent International IDEA in Myanmar and to provide and facilitate expert advice in areas related to democracy, elections, constitutional reform and participation.
He has significant experience working on democratic governance, constitutional and rule of law reform in Myanmar. Brand has worked with various organizations to design and implement their governance programming from 2011 to 2015. He has more than 20 years of experience working with the United Nations, the OSCE, the EU and other entities, and has lived and worked in Thailand, Nepal, Poland, Sweden, Kosovo, the United States, and Ukraine, where Brand led UNDP’s work on democratic reform for five years prior to his assignment with IDEA.
Brand has a doctoral degree in international and constitutional law and has authored and published a number of articles and studies on constitutional change, international conflict and sustainable development.