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
An alumnus of Harvard Business School, Mr. Murali is the Chairman and Managing Director of Shriram Properties, the property development arm of multibillion USD business conglomerate Shriram Group, Chennai (INDIA). In the trustee and advisory capacity ,he is also a part of the Shriram Group which has diverse business activities namely - Commercial vehicle finance, Micro finance, Enterprise finance, Consumer finance, Life and General insurance, Infrastructure, Project Development, Engineering Services, Power Generation, Information Technology, and aerospace business with total Assets under Management (AUM) around US$ 11 billion.
Murali is a first-generation entrepreneur. He founded the business in 1997 with a small capital of USD 0.5 million and has made the business-size to USD 3.5 billion today. The unique credit, Murali holds is that he has only institutional investors like TATA Capital, TPG, Starwood capital, Walton St, Mitsubishi, as his partners –all collectively holding around 58% share in Shriram properties. Mitsubishi partnering with Shriram Properties marks the first ever Japanese investment in Indian Real Estates. The cumulative FDI/ Non FDI aggregating to USD 800 million investment in Indian Real Estate by these investors to a single entity is the first ever in the annals and bears testimony to Shriram Properties’ highest level of governance and transparency in the industry. This also testifies the respect, Mr. Murali wields in the market and his personal convictions of high business ethics, capabilities and competence.
Mr. Murali has institutionalised practices in his business and this has made Shriram Properties as the most trusted, honest and progressive corporate in Indian real estate industry and outshine as a role model.
Extensively and frequently travelling across the globe, Mr. Murali is widely acclaimed as the thought leader in the Indian real estate industry, more specially in housing. Upon invitation, he has made several presentations before the State and Central Government of India, on combating housing shortage in India. Versatile Murali, with rich on-ground business experience has extensively researched on the subject how “Housing" as a segment of Real Estate in India holds a huge potential for the Indian economy in terms of job creation & overall economic development and “housing”, like any other infrastructure, is critical to Indian economy and its prosperity.
As the Governing Council member of various premier real estate bodies, Mr. Murali has significantly contributed for the growth of the housing sector in India. Murali is presently a member of real estate committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Murali is a regular invitee as a panellist and speaker in industry forums such as The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), FICCI, SICCI. He has participated in several national and international seminars and delivered lectures, besides at leading business schools such as Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He is regularly featured in the national and international print and electronic media.