Christopher Mackenzie

Christopher was born in Munich, Germany. His entrepreneurial journey has taken in a wide spectrum of roles in a variety of challenging companies. Christopher has visited over 80 countries and has lived and worked in North America, Asia, Europe.

Christopher balances his business life with charitable and educational roles, including fundraising for the Russia House mental health charity and for Farm Street Jesuit Church.

He speaks German and French fluently, and Japanese, Spanish and Russian to a conversational level. He received an MBA from INSEAD, an MA and BA in Jurisprudence and Modern Languages from Oxford, prior to which he went to Eton.

Christopher has a track record of standing by his principles.  For example, he resigned from the Board of Directors of two public companies when he believed the Chief Executives’ compensation were unjustifiable.


IST Ukraine – Chairman

    Tangent Group: 

    Tangent Fund – Chairman

    Borets International Limited – Chairman

    Tynetech – Chairman

    Parity Properties – Director 

    Previous Executive Positions: 

    Brunswick-UBS and Brunswick Capital – Moscow, Russia – Chairman/CEO

    Trizec Properties –New York, USA – President and CEO

    Clayton Dubilier & Rice – New York and London – Partner

    General Electric – Company Officer

    Schroders – Tokyo and London – Board Director 

    JP Morgan – London, New York and Tokyo

    McKinsey – Tokyo – Consultant

    John Swire & Sons – Hong Kong

      Non-Executive Board Directorships:  

      Abdul Latif Jameel Group

      KazMunaiGaz E&P

      WPP plc


        INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France – MBA

        Christ Church, Oxford University MA and BA in Jurisprudence

          Modern Languages 

          Eton College, Windsor – “A” and “S” Levels