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 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
INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France – MBA
Christ Church, Oxford University MA and BA in Jurisprudence
Eton College, Windsor – “A” and “S” Levels