Mark Malloch-Brown is Chairman of FTI Global Affairs focusing on advising corporates on the risks and opportunities associated with international development, particularly in emerging markets. 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 began his career as a journalist on The Economist.
He is chair of the Royal Africa Society and on a number of non-profit and advisory boards. He is a member of the House of Lords and was knighted in 2007.