Mark Malloch-Brown Keynote Speaker

  • Former number two in the United Nations as well as having served in the British Cabinet and Foreign Office
  • Currently sits in the House of Lords and is active both in business and in the non-profit world
  • Served as Deputy Secretary-General and Chief of Staff of the UN under Kofi Annan.

Mark Malloch-Brown's Biography

Mark Malloch-Brown is a former number two in the United Nations as well as having served in the British Cabinet and Foreign Office. He now sits in the House of Lords and is active both in business and in the non-profit world. He also remains deeply involved in international affairs.

Mark Malloch-Brown served as Deputy Secretary-General and Chief of Staff of the UN under Kofi Annan. For six years before that he was Administrator of the UNDP, leading the UN’s development efforts around the world. He was later Minister of State in the Foreign Office, covering Africa and Asia, and was a member of Gordon Brown’s cabinet.

Other positions have included vice-chairman of George Soros’s Investment Funds, as well as his Open Society Institute, a Vice-President at the World Bank and the lead international partner at Sawyer Miller, a political consulting firm. He also has served as Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum. He began his career as a journalist at The Economist.

In addition to his role at SGO, Mark sits on several other commercial boards and remains a Senior Advisor to FTI Consulting, where he was previously Chairman for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He chairs the Boards of a number of non-profit boards including the International Crisis Group, the Open Society Foundation, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and the Centre for Global Development.

Mark is also a Distinguished Practitioner of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University and was formerly a visiting distinguished fellow at the Yale Centre for the Study of Globalisation. He has a number of honorary degrees.

He was knighted in 2007 for his contribution to international affairs. Mark is the author of “The Unfinished Global Revolution” and continues to write, broadcast and lecture about international issues.

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