- Program Year
- Country of Current Residence
- United Kingdom
- City/Town of Current Residence
- Current Position
- Oxford Martin School Fellow
- University of Oxford
Writer, Public Speaker, Consultant, Entrepreneur
- Consulting, Entrepreneurship (including social), Finance / Economics, Journalism, Politics / Policy
- English, French, Mandarin
- Interest(s) / Expertise
- consulting, entrepreneurship, politics, public engagement, public management, public speaking, writing
Chris creates, often through his voice and words; sometimes by convening like-minded people; always with the ambition to make things better; never knowing what he’ll do next.
Christopher is an is an author, public speaker, entrepreneur and researcher. He is a two-time Governor General’s Medalist, a Commonwealth Scholar and a Fellow of the Oxford Martin School with a doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford. He divides his time between Oxford, Beijing and Regina.
Chris is the author of Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance (Martin’s Press and Bloomsbury: 2016). In his best-selling book, Dr. Kutarna makes sense of our times and offers much-needed historical perspective to help us all navigate toward humanity’s best future. His prior works include the best-selling Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything (2008), for which Chris was the lead China researcher and drafter; and his first novel, Today is Blue (forthcoming), which China’s largest-circulation newspaper dubbed “a 21st century Joy Luck Club” and which one of Canada’s leading sinologists called “a must-read for Westerners with a serious need to know modern China.”
A former consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, then entrepreneur, Chris lived in China for several years, speaks Mandarin, and remains a regular op-ed contributor to one of China’s top-ranked news magazines.
Christopher graduated with a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University of Oxford, England and also holds an Honours degree in Commerce from Carleton University, Canada.
At Sauvé House, Chris sought to unearth new insights into the relationships between entrepreneurship, wealth creation, poverty and giving: public equity was the result. Public equity is an innovative corporate ownership model that puts the profits of consumer goods companies into the service of under-funded social agendas. The first venture to test the model is Moniker, Inc., a rapidly growing online luxury menswear studio that Christopher launched shortly after completing the Sauvé program.
In October 2016, Chris presented Canada in our Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of the Second Renaissance at Sauvé House, as part of the Foundation’s Jeanne Sauvé Forum events.