Mark Christian Medish
Mark Medish has over 30 years of professional experience in policy, law, finance, development, and strategic communications. Medish served at The White House as a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director on the National Security Council and at the U.S. Treasury as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs. He also worked in senior positions at the State Department (USAID) and the United Nations (UNDP). Medish is Vice Chair of Project Associates Ltd., a London headquartered strategic consultancy with offices in Europe, the Middle East, East Africa, and the U.S. He is also a founding partner of the Mosaiq Law Group in Washington, D.C., and a co-founder of Keep Our Republic, a nonprofit civic education organization promoting democratic governance and rule of law.
His previous business leadership posts include: president of The Messina Group, a boutique strategic communications firm based in Washington, D.C.; president of the international division of Guggenheim Partners, an asset management company headquartered in Chicago; and equity partner at Akin Gump, an international law firm where he led the sovereign advisory practice. He worked as a vice president for studies and senior scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He was a visiting research fellow at The Japan Institute of International Affairs in Tokyo. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Medish serves on several corporate and non-profit advisory boards. His opinion columns on policy topics appear in leading media outlets. He has participated at Bilderberg, Davos, Milken, the St. Gallen Symposium and other major international conferences.
Medish was educated at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Harvard Law School, Harvard Graduate School, and Merton College, Oxford University. Medish has held Fulbright (UK), Henry Luce, Andrew Mellon and Shintaro Abe scholarships.