Mark Blaisse
About Mark Blaisse

Who I am …

Of course this is a Socratic question. One answer could be: I am the sum of all my encounters.


What helped was living in seven different countries, studying history & philosophy, spending a decade and a half as a journalist (all media, almost all positions, all over the world) and more than two as a board room consultant (Europe, Africa, Middle East), in the meantime constantly writing (about too many subjects).

Children? Two sons!
Marital status Yes
Home? Amsterdam
Hobbies? Yes
Specialisation? Africa, Middle East, Islam, historiography, France
Dream? Understanding Tao
Fear? Populism, China’s supremacy, Europe’s disintegration
Pets? No
Car? Defender
Languages? Seven
Destination? Horizon

What I do …

Currently I am almost a fulltime writer, but also …

  • Owner of Blaisse Concepts
  • On the Supervisory Board of The New School
  • Foreign editor at Argus, a bi-weekly magazine
  • Board member of Yonten Foundation
  • Curator of the ByDesign museum in Amsterdam (under construction)
  • Co-launcher of Eau Secours!, hand wash and sanitizer, for a cleaner & healthier life, in collaboration with Save the Children. Target: African children in critical situations, in need of clean drinking water.

Where to find me …

I sincerely dislike Facebook!

And Instagram!