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We are delighted to be hosting a special online event with Mark Florman, one of the world’s most renowned financiers who has been a longterm champion for sustainable development. Mark Florman is a serial entrepreneur, financier and philanthropist who is the Chairman and CEO of merchant banking firm Time Partners, advising private equity firms globally. Alongside his success in business, which has seen him found award-winning merchant bank Maizels Westerberg & Co. and chair LM Glasfiber, leading the latter to become the world’s largest wind turbine components business, Mark has been extensively involved with charities and impact investing. Brought to you by King’s Business Club, Oxford Guild, Cambridge Guild, Imperial Finance Society, Warwick Finance Societies and other leading university societies.
Mark champions the rights of every individual to effective education, fulfilling work and unlimited potential by shaping policy and founding solutions-led organisations. In 2009, Mark co-founded the African private equity fund 8Miles LLP with Bob Geldof and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, to stimulate African investment. 8 Miles if backed by the World Bank, CDC (DfID), the African Development Bank and others. Mark has worked with a number of Governments, including the UK, Sweden, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, to build sustainable business, venture capital and investment frameworks. In this pursuit he served as the CEO of the BVCA (British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association) and was part of a taskforce established by the Prime Minister in 2014 to advance thinking around the G8 Social Impact Investment agenda. In March 2015, he was appointed to the Board of the BBC Trust as a Trustee.
In his pursuit of tackling inequality, Mark co-founded the Centre for Social Justice with the Rt. Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, Philippa Stroud and Tim Montgomerie, and the CSJ is now recognised as the UK’s most rigorous and innovative think tank working to eliminate British poverty and exploitation. He has recently founded The Centre for Economic Recovery focussing on the post Covid-19 recovery.
Mark’s personal contribution to improving the state of the world around is outstanding and his insight on the present state of affairs will surely be fascinating. This will undoubtedly be one of the most topical and exciting events of term and will give you the chance to hear from and ask questions of such an interesting and truly high profile guest. We highly recommend you do not miss out so please join us by registering here https://tinyurl.com/MarkFlorman – we will send those who register the link for the online event.