Mark E. Kingdon is president and founder of the firm and a member of the Executive Committee. He is also the sector head for Asia, Emerging Markets and Technology. Kingdon has 40 years of investment experience. Prior to founding Kingdon in April 1983, Kingdon worked for eight years at Century Capital Associates, as a portfolio manager and general partner. From 1973 to 1975, he was a pension fund Administrator for American Telephone & Telegraph Co.
Kingdon received a BA in Economics Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia College in 1971 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1973. He serves on the boards of Columbia University (Vice Chair), the Harlem Children's Zone, the New York City Police Foundation, the Social Science Research Council and Carnegie Hall. Mark is the 2003 recipient of the Institutional Investor/Alternative Investment News Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2005 recipient of the Columbia University John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement, and the 2007 recipient of the Columbia University Alexander Hamilton Medal for distinguished accomplishment and service.