Mark Malloch-Brown
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Mark Malloch-Brown is Regional Chairman at FTI Consulting, focusing on advising corporates on the risks and opportunities associated with rapid changes in the global political economy. Formerly he was Minister of State in the Foreign Office, covering Africa and Asia, and was a member of Gordon Brown’s cabinet. He had previously served as Deputy Secretary-General and Chief of Staff of the UN under Kofi Annan. For six years he was Administrator of the UNDP, leading the UN’s development efforts around the world. 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 in a political consulting firm. He also has served as Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum. He began his career as a journalist on The Economist.

Mark is chair of the Royal Africa Society and on a number of non-profit boards, including the International Crisis group, the Open Society Foundation, the Centre for Global Development in Washington and Save the Children International. He is also on the advisory board of several Private Equity Funds investing in Africa and Asia as well as chairing a start-up agribusiness in West Africa. He is a member of the House of Lords and was knighted in 2007. 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 and is a graduate of Universities of Cambridge and Michigan.

He is the author of “The Unfinished Global Revolution” which was published in 2012 and was described by Fareed Zakaria as “a fascinating and important read” and by the Financial Times “what is attractive about Malloch-Brown’s book is the combination of detail, authority and humility derived from decades of trying to make international co-operation work”. He speaks, writes and broadcasts extensively in international issues.

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Still Searching for the Big Idea

(0) Comments | Posted 26 January 2013 | (13:53)

As a party weary Davos stumbles into its final day it is still in search of its Big Idea, or for that matter Big Country for 2013. As predicted with many Asian and American politicians staying home, European leaders like punch drunk boxers who have gone too many rounds occupied...

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Davos Beneath the Headlines

(0) Comments | Posted 25 January 2013 | (08:05)

Yesterday my FTI Consulting colleagues were involved in reporting back on two projects we had been involved in the run up to Davos. One was a study of wellness in the workplace. Just what is best practice in terms of keeping employees healthy. Over the lunch at which company health...

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Davos Prides Itself on Looking Forward

(0) Comments | Posted 24 January 2013 | (08:58)

Davos prides itself on looking forward. This year bad luck in the political calendar has left it looking back. A leadership transition in China, recent elections in South Korea and Japan and the early stages of campaigning in India have left Asia with a muted political voice at this Davos....

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Davos Man Doesn't Live In a Closed Word

(0) Comments | Posted 23 January 2013 | (09:47)

Davos has started. And the search is on again for what will be the defining new wisdom to emerge from this year's rash of seminars, lectures, parties and closed meetings in the Swiss mountain town. Last year it was the apparently terminally sick Euro (which has proved a rude survivor)...

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