Mark Malloch‐Brown has been engaged widely in government, international organizations, business and civil society during his career. In addition to his role at the Eurasia Group he currently serves on several commercial public boards and on the advisory boards of two private equity funds. He serves on external advisory committees to the Managing Director of the IMF and the Executive Director of UNICEF. He served as Deputy Secretary‐General and earlier Chief of Staff of the UN under Kofi Annan. He was later Minister of State in the Foreign Office, covering Africa and Asia, and sat in Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s cabinet.

Other positions have included vice-chairman of George Soros's Investment Funds, as well as his Open Society Institute where he remains on the board and a Vice‐President at the World Bank and the lead international partner in a political consulting firm. He has also served as Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum. He began his career as a journalist at The Economist and subsequently ran refugee assistance programmes around the world.

He currently also chairs or is on the Board of a number of non-profit boards including the International Crisis Group, the UN Foundation and BRAC. He formerly chaired the Business Commission on Sustainable Development and the Royal Africa Society and was on the board of Save the Children International. He is author of The Unfinished Global Revolution: The Limits of National and the Pursuit of a New Politics.