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Mark Burnett

Europe and Policy Manager

Nationality:  American and Norwegian

Mark leads on identifying opportunities and engaging with the EITI implementing countries in Europe.  His policy work includes support for systematic disclosure of data, commodity trading, anti-corruption, beneficial ownership, contract transparency, environmental reporting, and the energy transition. 

Mark has a professional background in diplomacy.  Before joining the International Secretariat, he led the Energy and Climate Diplomacy Team in the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Nordic Baltic Network.  In his early career, Mark served as a Foreign Service Officer on assignment to American embassies in Kazakhstan, Russia, the United Kingdom and Eritrea.  

Mark is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.  He is currently pursuing a Master of Sustainability degree at Harvard University where he recently earned a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Sustainability and Innovation.  Mark also holds a Graduate Gemologist qualification from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and enjoys technical evaluation of diamonds and coloured gemstones.