Mark Cheng

Director, Europe Diamond Hub


Mark is a member of the Leadership Group at Ashoka, based in London. As European Director, he is responsible for Ashoka’s 15 offices across Europe, which support a vibrant and rapidly growing network of over 500 Fellows, as well as more than 50 Changemaker Schools and universities. Since 2007, Mark has been a Senior Advisor to Ashoka on social finance. He became UK Director in 2011, and European Director in 2014. Prior to joining Ashoka,  Mark founded Chelwood Capital, a global social investment advisory firm, which he continues to actively manage. Mark is recognized as a pioneer in impact investment, and over the past decade has helped raise over $100mn for social causes in areas including micro-finance, clean energy, healthcare, education and conservation. He is a Director of Emerge Education, a leading incubator for ed/tech start-ups, and a founding member of the ClearlySo Angels network, the UK’s first angel investment network for impact investors.