Dr Gerry Power is Chief Research Officer at M&C Saatchi World Services. His international research career spans the not-for-profit, academic and commercial sectors, working in international development, technology investment and media and communications. He has lead multi-country research teams across Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Pacific.
Prior to his appointment with M&C Saatchi World Services, Gerry was COO of the UK Charity, InterMedia Research and Consulting Europe, part of the InterMedia Group, which he joined in 2010. From 2003 to 2010, as Director of Research and Learning at the BBC World Service Trust (now BBC Media Action), Gerry established an award winning global network of researchers spanning 14 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He has also served as Vice President, International Research and latterly Chief Strategy Officer with the international research consultancy, Frank Magid Associates in New York and London.
In 2013, Gerry participated in the inaugural programme on Social Impact Investing at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford. He is a fellow of the University of Melbourne and in 2010 he received the Collaborative Research Practice Award from the International Communication Association. He has taught at various universities including UCLA, UDLAP (Mexico), the University of Texas and the London School of Economics.
Gerry Holds a PhD in Communication Theory and Research from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.