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Mark McNamee


Mark is the Director for Europe at DuckerFrontier, advising clients on political and macroeconomic trends shaping the business environment, with his primary focus on Russia and CIS markets. Mark’s analytical work has been cited in television and print by the BBC, Bloomberg, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, CNBC, and Intellinews.

Prior to DuckerFrontier, Mark lived and worked in St Petersburg, Russia. Later, he was a security analyst at Kroll and taught courses on counterterrorism to CIA/FBI agents at the US Army Combating Terrorism Center.


Political, financial, macroeconomic and security risk analysis, focusing on emerging markets.


DuckerFrontier, Director for Europe: 2015 – present

Kroll, Senior Analyst – Africa: 2010–15

US Army Combating Terrorism Center (CTC), Lecturer: 2011–12


MA, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

BA, History and Theology, University of Notre Dam


English, Russian, Italian.


Harvard Business Review

Jamestown Foundation

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