Petros Kusmu is Deloitte's Global Civil Government Specialist, where he works to expand the firm's offerings to governments globally with a focus on climate action, digital government and regulatory innovation. He is also a Manager in Deloitte's Strategy & Operations consulting practice with experience leading corporate strategy, operating model design and business / digital transformation projects across a range of industries.
Outside of Deloitte, Petros is a Director for the Hogan’s Alley Society — a non-profit focused on providing affordable housing to people of African descent in Vancouver. Petros has published research for the European Parliament, Public Policy Forum (as an Action Canada Fellow) and others on topics, such as, international trade and inclusive economic development. Before Deloitte, Petros worked in the British House of Commons, spearheaded numerous youth-focused advocacy initiatives and led a $14M non-profit.
Petros holds a MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics, where he studied as a Chevening Scholar.
In his downtime, Petros reads and often reminisces about his past life as a guitarist with Politic Live / Quordal Fusion, previous work as amateur photographer and teenage years growing up in Asmara, Eritrea.
What is your favourite piece of art and why?
A tough question. But the thing that immediately comes to mind is Josep Maria Sert’s grand mural that adorns the walls and ceiling of the Salle du Conseil, the room where the Council of the League of Nations used to sit in Geneva. The allegories of war and peace and of humanity’s progress in justice, law and scientific advancement fills me with a sense of awe and impresses upon me a deep-seated sense of purpose in continually advancing issues of social justice and progress.