Degree (Hons), History, Magdalene College, Cambridge; MSc, Political Science, Univ. of Michigan. Former: Partner, int'l consulting firm; Journalist, Economist; UN Refugee Official; 1999, Vice-President, World Bank; 1999-2005, Administrator, UNDP; 2005-06, Chef de Cabinet, then Deputy Secretary-General to Kofi Annan; 2007-09, Vice-Chairman, Soros Fund, resp. included Africa, South Asia and global and multilateral issues; Prime Minister's envoy for G20 London Summit 2009; 2009-10, Vice-Chairman, World Economic Forum; 2010-2014, Chairman, EMEA, FTI Consulting. Written, spoken and broadcast on int'l issues. Member, board, several NGOs. Former Chair, Royal African Society. Member, House of Lords. Named one of world's 100 most influential leaders, Time mag.; Distinguished Practitioner of the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford Univ.; honorary degrees; Knighthood, for int'l work (2007).