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