Christopher Mackenzie

Christopher was born in Munich, Germany in 1954. 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.

Current:

  • IST Ukraine – Chairman

Tangent Group: 

  • 2018 – 2019    Tangent Fund – Chairman  
  • 2006 – 2017    Borets International Limited – Chairman 
  • 2010 – 2017    Tynetech – Chairman 
  • 2009 – 2017    Parity Properties – Director 

Previous Executive Positions: 

  • 2002 – 2005  Brunswick-UBS and Brunswick Capital – Moscow, Russia – Chairman/CEO 
  • 2000 – 2002    Trizec Properties –New York, USA – President and CEO 
  • 1998 – 2000    Clayton Dubilier & Rice – New York and London – Partner 
  • 1993 – 1998    General Electric – Company Officer 
  • 1989 – 1993    Schroders – Tokyo and London – Board Director 
  • 1985 – 1989    JP Morgan – London, New York and Tokyo  
  • 1982 – 1985    McKinsey – Tokyo – Consultant 
  • 1975 – 1981    John Swire & Sons – Hong Kong 

Non-Executive Board Directorships:  

  • 1997 – 2017    Abdul Latif Jameel Group 
  • 2008 – 2011    KazMunaiGaz E&P 
  • 2000 – 2008    WPP plc 

Education: 

  • 1981 – 1982    INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France – MBA 
  • 1973 – 1976    Christ Church, Oxford University MA and BA in Jurisprudence and 

                               Modern Languages 

  • 1967 – 1972    Eton College, Windsor – “A” and “S” Levels