Mark Florman

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Carl Alan Mark Florman (born 2 November 1958) is a British businessman and entrepreneur. He is a co-founder and former CEO of the merchant banking group Maizels, Westerberg & Co.[1][2]

Professional background[edit]

In 1992, Florman was co-founder and later CEO of Maizels, Westerberg & Co.[3]

In 2009, Florman co-founded 8Miles,[4] an African private equity firm, with Bob Geldof and Kofi Annan.[5]

On 20 March 2015, Mark Florman was appointed to the BBC Trust. Florman's term began on 1 April 2015 and ends on April 2017.[3][6][7]

The Transparency Index[edit]

In February 2016, Mark Florman in conjunction with Dr Robyn Klingler-Vidra, King’s College London and LSE Enterprise with Mr Martim Jacinto Facada; created the inclusive, transparency index for measuring the overall impact of business activities upon the economy and society in general.[8][9]

Philanthropic activities[edit]

Florman co-founded the UK social justice and poverty think tank Centre for Social Justice in 2004 alongside Iain Duncan Smith.[10]

He is life Ambassador to the Centre for Social Justice[11] and Build Africa.[12]

Political donations[edit]

According to the Register of Members' Interests Florman donated £2,500 to Boris Johnson (Registered 23 December 2019).[13]


  1. ^ "Mark Florman: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg".
  2. ^ "Biography". 5 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b "BBC - Mark Florman, Trustee for England - BBC Trust".
  4. ^ "Home - 8 Miles". 8 Miles. 30 May 2018.
  5. ^ Palmer, Kate (9 September 2016). "BBC trustee Mark Florman to chair Europe-wide private equity industry body" – via
  6. ^ "BBC Trust appointments announced".
  7. ^ Science, London School of Economics and Political. "Mark Florman".
  8. ^ "Impact statement" (PDF).
  9. ^ "Report" (PDF).
  10. ^ "Interview: Mark Florman of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association".
  11. ^ "Gavin Poole and Mark Florman take charge of Centre for Social Justice - Conservative Home".
  12. ^ "Build Africa - Patrons and Ambassadors". Retrieved 19 January 2017.
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