Mark Slaughter is the Director General for Investment at the Department for International Trade. Most recently he held the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking position at Citigroup for the Asia Pacific region in Hong Kong. Prior to this at Citi, he served as the Global Chief Operating Officer for Corporate and Investment Banking, and from January 2011 to February 2013 was the Global Head of Human Capital within Human Resources.
Prior to re-joining Citi in January 2011, Mark was Chief Administrative Officer and one of 5 members of the Senior Management Team at Investcorp, an alternative asset manager focusing on private equity and hedge funds. In 2005, he joined Citi as Chief Operating Officer, Global Banking until 2009. Mark worked for Goldman Sachs International in London from 1986 to 2005, where he became the company’s Chief Operating Officer in 2000.
Mark started his career as a nuclear physicist at Westinghouse (Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory) in 1979 before going to law school and becoming a lawyer with the New York law firm, Cravath, Swain and Moore in 1984.
He has served on various advisory boards including that of the Harvard Program for International Financial Systems and SOAS in London. He also held the position as a non-executive board member and chair of the audit committee of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
Mark graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review. He also has an MS and BS in Physics from Michigan State University and an MA in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
Director General, Investment
The Director General for Investment is:
- responsible for leading a cross-government Foreign Direct Investment Strategy to ensures growth and prosperity across the whole of the UK
- tasked with working with HM Trade Commissioners to promote the UK as the top inward investment destination, understanding investors requirements across sectors and geographies