Nationality: American and Norwegian
Mark leads on identifying opportunities and engaging with the EITI implementing countries in Europe. His policy work includes support for systematic disclosure of data, commodity trading, anti-corruption, beneficial ownership, contract transparency, environmental reporting, and the energy transition.
Mark has a professional background in diplomacy. Before joining the International Secretariat, he led the Energy and Climate Diplomacy Team in the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Nordic Baltic Network. In his early career, Mark served as a Foreign Service Officer on assignment to American embassies in Kazakhstan, Russia, the United Kingdom and Eritrea.
Mark is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He is currently pursuing a Master of Sustainability degree at Harvard University where he recently earned a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Sustainability and Innovation. Mark also holds a Graduate Gemologist qualification from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and enjoys technical evaluation of diamonds and coloured gemstones.