Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets EMEA, MUFG Bank
Dr. Christopher Marks has worked in the financial markets and financial sector advisory, across the public and private sector, for more than 25 years. He is Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets EMEA, MUFG Bank, also responsible for the EMEA Credit Management Department, and acts as Head of the EMEA Corporate, Sovereign and Financial Institutions loan portfolio (Single Loan Book).
Prior to his current role, Christopher served as Senior Advisor to the Chief Risk Officer and Acting VP for Private Sector Development at the African Development Bank, including consulting as Expert – Capital Markets/Sovereign Debt Management for the International Monetary Fund.
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.
During his capital markets career, he specialized in sovereign and quasi-sovereign finance and debt management, advising the French, German and Greek governments during the Greek sovereign debt management and restructuring initiative (2010-2012). Equally, he advised the European Community, Portuguese and Italian government on SME financing models including modification of European Investment Bank SME Programs and EU Structural Funds; and proposed new financing institutions to improve credit transmission and economic growth.
Prior to his career as an investment banker, he worked as a public finance specialist, with a particular focus on intergovernmental finance. Notably, he served as a US Government-sponsored Advisor, resident for three years within the Ministry of Finance, Republic of Poland. In addition, he has worked for the World Bank, OECD, and Price Waterhouse International Privatization Group during the US Government-sponsored Voucher Privatization Programs in Central Europe. He began his development finance career as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa; throughout his career he has lived for six years in Africa across different roles.
- World Economic Forum (WEF), Africa Regional Steering Committee, Sustainable Development Infrastructure Program
- Princeton University, External Advisory Council, Julis-Rabinowitz Centre for Public Policy and Finance
- M.A. Johns Hopkins SAIS; D.E.A. Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris; PhD Princeton University