Mark Cliffe is Global Head of the New Horizons Hub at the ING Group, a global financial services group with 38 million customers. The New Horizons Hub is a Centre of Expertise delivering research and thought leadership on specific topics within ING’s priority themes, including consumer behaviour, sustainability, digital innovation and geo-politics. In an era of disruptive change it adopts a multi-disciplinary open source approach, drawing upon external as well as internal expertise. Current projects include climate scenarios, business applications of behavioural science and digital currencies.
Mark, who is based in London, was previously Chief Economist at ING, leading a global team analysing the global economy and financial markets. He has championed innovative approaches and applications of social sciences, and is frequently quoted in the international media. A graduate of Cambridge University, he has worked for a variety of financial services firms, including HSBC and Nomura Research Institute.