Mark A.

Head of Marketing, Communications and Community at Circle Economy; partner at Leaders' Bureau

Master's DegreeWHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

Amsterdam, Netherlands


Mark has worked with a variety of development actors and multinational organisations, as a consultant and in senior executive roles. A speechwriter for President Nelson Mandela, he previously worked as Global Director of Thought Leadership at Philips Lighting, and as executive director of Africa Research Institute in London, an independent think tank with a brief to propagate ideas with a record of success. As a journalist and broadcaster, Mark covered the Americas, Europe and sub-Sahara as a correspondent for the Financial Times, The Economist, International New York Times and BBC. He is a graduate of University College Oxford; Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, and WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar.


  • africa
  • research & development
  • development
  • legislation / regulations
  • tertiary education
  • south africa
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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