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Lord Mark Malloch-brown


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Nigeria

Biography

Lord Malloch-Brown served as a minister of the UK government under Prime Minister Gordon Brown from 2007 to 2009 where he had particular responsibility for strengthening relationships with Africa and Asia. He served as the Chief of Staff of the United Nations and then as the Deputy Secretary-General under Kofi Annan from 2005 to 2006. During the six years prior to that, he was an administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. Between 1994 and 1999, he was Vice-President for External Affairs at the World Bank and, during the early years of his career, he worked as a journalist for The Economist. He is currently Chairman of SGO and its elections division Smartmatic, a leading elections technology company. He is Co-chair of a new Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development. Mark is also a Senior Adviser for the Eurasia Group.

Research Interest

Lord Malloch-Brown sits on a number of non-profit and advisory boards, including the International Crisis Group and the Open Society Foundation. His Honours include being made a Life Peer and Privy Counsellor when he joined the UK Cabinet in 2007. He is a member of the House of Lords and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his international service in January 2007. Lord Malloch-Brown has honorary degrees from Michigan State University, Pace University and Walden University in the United States and the Catholic University in Lima, Peru and he is an Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Lord Malloch-Brown graduated in 1975 with a B.A. and a subsequent M.A. in history from Magdalene College, Cambridge University. He also holds an M.A. in political science from the University of Michigan, USA, which he received in 1977.

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