Major player in international development at United Nations

Lord Mark Malloch Brown

"The Unfinished Global Revolution"

Rt Hon Lord Mark Malloch Brown KCMG

Former United Nations Deputy Secretary-General



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 in 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 and also led the international practice of the Sawyer Miller Group, a US political consultancy.

He is currently Chairman of SGO and its elections division Smartmatic, a leading elections technology company. He chairs or is on the Board of a number of non-profit boards including the International Crisis Group and the Open Society Foundation. Mark is also a Distinguished Practitioner of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University and has a number of honorary degrees. He was knighted in 2007 for his contribution to international affairs.

Mark is Co-chair of a new Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development, launched at Davos in 2016.

He is the author of “The Unfinished Global Revolution” and in 2005 Time Magazine put him on its list of the 100 most influential people in the world.