Mike Fergus

Mike Fergus


Key qualifications

Mike Fergus is an applied geographer and urban and regional planner. He has over 40 years experience in the international consulting business, having worked in over 60 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. His principal fields of activity have been in urban and regional planning, development economics, resource planning (forestry and fisheries) and environmental issues. Main emphasis in recent years has been drafting/editing and quality assurance of consulting reports.


In 1985 Fergus was one of the founding partners of the Nordic Consulting Group (NCG) which subsequently developed sister companies in Denmark, Sweden, Kenya, Nicaragua, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. He has extensive consulting experience with the United Nations (UNDP and UNEP) on environmental issues and poverty reduction in China and Central Asia. He has also specialised on development planning in Afghanistan. He has recently been instrumental in developing the company´s business in the European Economic Area (EEA), mainly in Bulgaria, Poland and Romania.



  • Master of Arts (MA) in Geography/Economics, (University of Oslo)
  • Post graduate degree Urban/Regional Planning, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
  • Several post graduate training and seminar courses




Thematic experienceTechnical Experience
• Urban/regional planning • Project/programme identification (LFA/RBM)
• Environmental assessments (forestry and fisheries) • Appraisals, reviews, monitoring
• Integrated rural development • Management of programme assessments
• Social Dialogue • Quality assurance/report-editing



Country experience

Afghanistan, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Botswana, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Estonia, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia (FYROM), Malawi, Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland,
Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa,
South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Palestine, West Indies, Yemen




Language Reading Speaking Writing
English Native Native Native
Norwegian Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Fluent Intermediate