Markus Kostner has over 25 years of experience in the areas of fragility and conflict, violence prevention, crisis response, and social development. He has worked extensively on Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. He has broad operational and analytical experience in the fields of demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants, community-driven development, (post-)conflict engagement, and post-disaster social impacts analysis. Mr. Kostner worked at the World Bank, the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, among others. He holds an MBA and a Ph.D in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.