Mark T Jones

Mark T Jones

Bhagavad Gita Research Foundation

Director - Centre for Innovative Leadership Navigation, London, UK Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Higher Education Management (UK)

Mark is a fervent internationalist, who is widely travelled. He has a keen interest in other cultures and believes that we all must strive to be open to new ideas and ancient wisdom with a view to achieving self-knowledge and greater discernment. Having studied for a degree in History with Education he has gone on to build up a reputation as someone who sets great store by academic learning and the capacity to be an autodidact. Influenced early on by the likes of Dhan Gopal Mukerji (1890-1936) and Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952) he has found that the works of such writers have helped raise his awareness and understanding of the religion and spirituality of the Indian subcontinent.

In the year 2000 he initiated and oversaw a major humanitarian venture into war-torn Sierra Leone, and then spent two years in the Middle East where he worked in Jordan (2002-2004). An orator of distinction, he is the author of several books and numerous articles, and in 2009 produced a forward strategy for the sericulture sector in Bangladesh entitled: Rajshahi - the Silk Sensation. He is the co-author of Developing the Ministerial Mindset- a Global View (2013). Mark is regularly invited to deliver workshops and speak in India and other countries. He has particularly enjoyed the time spent to engage with students from institutions such as the Vivekananda Education Society Institute of Management, Mumbai, not least because such occasions have afforded him the opportunity to explore the importance of core values, beliefs and ethics.

As part of Mark’s active commitment to scholarly endeavour he assists in various capacities with the following academic journals: Gumbad Business Review (India) – Advisor Board, Indian Retail Journal (India) – Advisory Board, Journal of Business & Retail Management Research (UK)-Associate Editor, International Journal of Business & Economic Development (UK) – Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Higher Education Management (UK). A passionate advocate of “leading to serve” Mark was elected a Freeman of the City of London in 1994 in recognition of his various charitable endeavours.