Mark has been the Foreign & Commonwealth office Minister with responsibilities for Africa, the Caribbean, UK Overseas Territories, International Energy and Conflict Prevention. He served as a Member of the UK Parliament for 14 years. He was also a Senior Advisor to The Prime Minister David Cameron. His focus has been on driving and facilitating inward investment into Africa and the Commonwealth across a range of key economic sectors including Hydrocarbons, Financial Services, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Energy & Agriculture.
Mark has a huge knowledge of the economic and political composition of African Governments, countries and regions. And he also Chaired the UN Security Council on two occasions. Prior to becoming a UK Government Minister Mark was heavily involved with the Healthcare sector having been a shadow Minister for Health with responsibility for Primary Care, Cancer Services, Pharmaceuticals, Patient Information, Health Technology. He has served as an advisor to Circle Healthcare, the first Private Sector Company to run an NHS hospital and recently as a consultant to the International Hospitals Group who Develop, Manage & run hospitals in Africa, the Middle East & China.
His international roles include of being Senior Advisor to Kroll, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Global Investment platform, Invest Africa, Senior Advisor to Global Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund, Chairman of GIG Technology & Advisory Board Member of the Commonwealth Investment Council and Board Member of Engender Health. He also has roles with not for profit organisations, including as Honorary Vice President of Flora & Fauna International. He is a Trustee of the British Institute in East Africa. He is a Member of her Majesty’s Privy Council.
1) Managing Principal – Intelligence Capital:
Consulting – Startup Adviser/VC/ICO/Deal Maker/ Executive Coach, all on Impactful Business/ FutureTech including AI/ML/IOT/Big Data/Automotive Tech/FinTech/Regulatory Tech/Entertainment Tech/Market Intelligence/ Fashion Tech/Edu Tech/HR Tech/Agri-Tech/Industrial Tech/Digital Health2.0/Bio Tech/Aerospace.
2) Accelerator Team, Iconiq Lab (ICO VC), Berlin
3) Global Chairman – Cyber Exec: US-based Retained Executive Search, Enterprise Risk Management Advisory and IT Staff
4) Executive Producer, Freedom Flight (major motion picture film), Hollywood
1) Lecturer of UC Berkeley Hass School of Business, MBA and Executive Education, on Disruptions and Stanford Univ.
2) Senior Executive Manager (SF/Silicon Valley): Bank of America Corporate Finance and Treasury, Netscape/AOL/Time Warmer, National Semiconductor/Fairchild, HO/Compaq
3) Ai Researcher at Stanford AI Lab and SRI AI Center
Julian has a broad based corporate/commercial and securities practice in which he acts for a wide variety of businesses, advising them on matters of mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, corporate governance, risk management, commercial contracts, financial and regulatory matters. Julian is also very active in the rapidly growing technology and entertainment areas and he provides advice on a wide range of licensing, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, information technology and e-commerce issues.
Julian is a director of a number of private and public companies. Julian has been a lecturer in business law at the Bar Admissions course.
Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science (worldwide rank is 3). Elected Fellow of major academies and professional societies of Singapore, UK, India and USA. GS Frontier Sciences Fellow of University of Tokyo, Japan. Kavli Prize 2012 Nanoscience Symposia Lecture. Academic training from University of Cambridge and Harvard University. He is also been the NUS Vice-President (research strategy); Dean of Faculty of Engineering; Founding Director of NUSNNI, and Bioengineering; Founding Chair of Global Engineering Deans Council; Vice-President of International Federation of Engineering Education Societies; Board member of Asia Society for Innovation & Policy. His Research areas include Nanomaterials for healthcare, energy, water and environment