Dr. Christopher Marks *96 is Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). He has worked in financial markets and in financial sector advisory roles, across the public and private sector, for more than 25 years.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Marks was a Senior Advisor at the African Development Bank. He led the origination, structuring and execution of synthetic structured finance and capital markets transactions for the AfDB’s balance sheet and African sovereign and quasi-sovereign clients. He also continues to consult for the International Monetary Fund on capital markets and sovereign debt management. Dr. Marks was previously Global Head of Debt Capital Markets at BNP Paribas in London and a member of BNP Paribas’ Global Fixed Income Business Committee, having spent 15 years at the bank. In this role he managed a team of 120 professionals based in 13 countries on 5 continents, responsible for all capital markets origination and execution, including associated structuring, across all sovereign, public sector, corporate, high yield, special situations loan-bond and financial institution client segments worldwide.
Prior to his career as an investment banker, he worked as a public finance specialist, with a particular focus on intergovernmental finance including 5 years living and working in West Africa. He has worked for the World Bank, OECD, Price Waterhouse International Privatization Group and as a three-year resident U.S. Government Advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Republic of Poland.
He holds an M.A. from Johns Hopkins-SAIS, a D.E.A. from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and a Ph.D. from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School.