To book Mark for a speaking engagement or for more information please contact:


Attention of Adrian Sington

A: Unit 7C, 15 Lots Road,
London SW10 0QJ
T:   +44 (0)20 3124 1860

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Mark Florman

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“Mark’s riveting address to the security, defence and development professionals, policy analysts and political advisers opened up a brand new perspective for this expert group committed to the reform of national and international institutions. His impressive speech, focusing on the evolution of the three pillars – state, society, and commerce, and based on his extensive personal experience working in the developing world and on UK social justice, connected and contextualised diverse issues in a most original and creative way, stimulating vigorous debate. It was acclaimed as the most inspirational and though-provoking session of 2015.”

—Chris Donnelly, The Statecraft Institute

“Mark is a brilliant strategist and one of the best global thinkers. His commitment to help improve the quality of lives of the under-privileged is extraordinary.”

—Amir A. Dossal, Executive Director, United Nations Office for Partnerships

“At a British Chamber seminar on Corporate Governance, Mark’s vision of the New World caught the attention of the business community in Copenhagen. His oratorical skills combined with a challenging macro-economic presentation of his New World image of sustainable capitalism was quite stunning. Listening to Mark was like listening to a modern day Martin Luther King.”

—Mariano A. Davies, President British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark

“Mark has spoken with passion and depth across the world on the need for global business responsibility and a new corporate citizenship, and can bring real world examples to life like no one else. He is a renowned expert on the future of Africa and has spent the past 30 years bridging the triangle for civil society of policy, philanthropy and the private sector.”

—June Sarpong, MBE Television Presenter

“Mark speaks with a cool and compelling passion on many topics, particularly on social justice.”

—Chloe Smith, MP for Norwich North

“Mark is a master of punch, purpose and persistence. A seasoned communicator, Mark targets and tunes his message to a spectrum of audiences.”

—Amanda Mccrystal, Principal Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP

“Mark spoke at the University of Oxford in February 2012 and May 2013. His years of practical experience, awareness of the political and economic factors affecting the industry and view of Private Equity as a force for good made him a captivating speaker and one qualified to provide a holistic view of the industry.”

—Hemal Thaker, President Oxford Investment and Finance Society

“Mark was an outstanding speaker at our annual Cambridge Business in Africa conference. Mark engaged the audience with his unique insights and knowledge about finance and investment. Mark balanced his distinctive eloquence with deep domain expertise—which really brought a sense of gravitas to the event.”

—Queen Nworisara Quinn, Co-Founder, Cambridge Africa Business  Network University of Cambridge Judge Business School

“A brilliantly engaging and entertaining speaker, Mark provided a keynote that kick-started our enterprise summer school and gave an insight into his personal journey as an entrepreneur that our audience could really relate to.”

—Selena Bolingbroke, Pro Vice-Chancellor (SPED) University of East London

“Mark is a truly exceptional, thought-provoking and inspirational speaker whose message about social responsibility is captivating for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. At Nexus he spoke to young philanthropic & social investment leaders from across Europe who hung on his every word!”

—Rachel Cohen Gerrol, Co-Founder & Curator Nexus Global Youth Summit

“Mark’s world view on global business responsibility and corporate citizenship, combined with his knowledge of Government, policy making and his own experience in building sustainable businesses both in Europe and Africa is engaging and inspiring.”

—Jonathan Blake, Head Of International Private Funds SJ Berwin LLP

“Mark Florman is an exceptionally cultured and thought provoking individual. He has a lifelong connection with building responsible businesses and is passionate about social justice. These outstanding qualities, charisma, knowledge and experience come through in his speeches with a delivery that is relaxed, engaging and full of content and meaning.”

—Claude Littner, Entrepreneur, television presenter and businessman

“Mark is surprising and informative on a range of world issues, covering an array of topics from our changing demographics, supply chains in business, politics and social injustice with a command of political policy that is seldom seen; a must for those interested in corporate citizenship and social responsibility.”

—Charles Martin, Senior Partner, Macfarlanes LLP

“Excellent session from Mark providing a high level overview of the financial backdrop to the current housing crisis. Very useful to get an overview of sentiment within the financial markets.”

—Grainia Long, Chief Executive Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)

“From unparalleled experience Mark invnes you to parUcipate on a journey -challenging your business mind and conscience – invWng you to see new opportunWes. Mark’s visfon and integrity are strong guidelines for the future and important reminders of what is to come. Our guests were truly impressed”

—Olivind Anderson, Danske Bank

To book Mark for a speaking engagement or for more information please contact:

A: Unit 7C, 15 Lots Road,
London SW10 0QJ
T:   +44 (0)20 3124 1860