Mark Malloch-Brown (UK)

Former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Mark Malloch-Brown has worked to advance human rights, justice, and development for more than four decades in a variety of roles: with the United Nations, the World Bank, and as a British government minister, as well as with a range of civil society groups and businesses. At the United Nations, Malloch-Brown led the global promotion of the UN Millennium Development Goals as head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). At UNDP, and previously as vice president of external affairs at the World Bank, he led reform efforts to increase the impact of both organizations. He later served as Kofi Annan’s chief of staff, and then as UN Deputy Secretary-General, before joining the British government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown, as minister responsible for Africa and Asia from 2007 to 2009. Most recently, he was president of the Open Society Foundations, the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights. Malloch-Brown was knighted for his contributions to international affairs and is currently on leave from the British House of Lords. He is a Distinguished Practitioner at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, an adjunct fellow at Chatham House’s Queen Elizabeth Program, and has been a visiting distinguished fellow at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization.