Chairman, Raffles Family Wealth Trust Pte Ltd., Singapore
Mark Haynes Daniell is the founder and chairman of the Raffles Family Wealth Trust, a Singapore-based strategic advisory boutique focused on strategies for family investments, transactions and businesses. Raffles also provides services to wealthy families and their family offices in establishing and operating selected activities in Singapore, Europe, and other parts of the world. He is also the founder and chairman of his own family office in Singapore.
Mr. Daniell is a former senior partner at Bain & Company; director of Wasserstein Perella; and president of k1 Ventures, a strategic investment company publicly listed in Singapore. He created and chaired the Private Wealth Management Initiative as part of the Singapore government’s Economic Review Committee in 2002. He is a director of various listed and private companies, including Olam International, Tiryaki Agro, Aquarius Investment Advisors Pte Ltd. (vice chairman), Sacoven PLC (chairman), and a cofounder of Capital Partners of Georgia.
He is the author of several books, including Strategy for the Wealthy Family: Seven Principles to Ensure Riches to Riches Across Generations (John Wiley & Sons, 2008), Family Legacy and Leadership: Preserving True Family Wealth in Challenging Times (co-authored with Sara Hamilton; John Wiley & Sons, 2010), Wealth Wisdom for Everyone: An Easy to Use Guide for Personal Financial Planning and Wealth Creation (World Scientific, 2006), Strategy: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Creation and Presentation of World Class Business Strategy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), The Elements of Strategy: A Pocket Guide to the Essence of Successful Business Strategy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), World of Risk: Next Generation Strategies for a Volatile Era (John Wiley & Sons, 1999), and World of Risk: An Alternate Model of Global Strategy and Leadership (World Scientific, 2004; reprinted 2006). He also contributed chapters to China’s Century: The Awakening of the Next Economic Powerhouse (John Wiley & Sons, 2001) and Handbook of Business Strategy (Emerald Press, 2006). His first book, World of Risk, was a Sunday Times of London Business Book of the Week and appeared in numerous foreign language editions.
Mr. Daniell is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD), Oxford University (University College, BA and MA), Amherst College (BA), and the Phillips Exeter Academy. Mr. Daniell also has earned diplomas from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and l’Université Sorbonne-Paris (Paris IV). He has lectured at INSEAD, Harvard Business School, IMD, IESE, NUS, and other academic institutions, and is a frequent guest on the BBC, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Channel NewsAsia, and other media channels.