Mark Kenderdine-Davies

Chief Legal Officer

Mark is British International Investment’s Chief Legal Officer with oversight of the company’s legal and tax affairs.

Having joined the company in 2006 as its General Counsel/Company Secretary, Mark has built a high-calibre team of legal and tax specialists and a corporate secretariat, which has advised on/supported every investment since then.

Under Mark’s leadership, the team has negotiated debt, equity, fund, project finance, supply chain finance, trade finance and risk participation investments in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. Mark serves on our operations committee having previously served on our private funds investment committee.

Mark joined us from Gartmore Investment Management where he was Legal Counsel. Prior to that, he was Legal Counsel at Threadneedle Asset Management. From 1994 to 2002, Mark lived and worked in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar as General Counsel/Senior Investment Executive at Indochina Asset Management. Before Asia called, Mark practiced law as a partner in a London law firm.

Mark has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Liverpool, an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

He also serves as the Chair of the Legal and Regulatory Council of the NY-based Global Private Capital Association (GPCA), as co-chair of the Legal and Regulatory Committee of the African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (AVCA) and as a member of UK regional board of Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers (GAIL), the legal network for social impact.