Jonathan Tunde Mark was born in Otukpo on the 13th October, 1971. He attended Yaba Military School before going to Fernden Prep School in the UK. He studied Biochemistry and Immunology at Kings College, University of London, graduating with an Upper Class Second. He later returned to the UK to pursue a Masters Degree in Biochemistry, with a concentration on the contemporaneously novel technique of “gene knock-out” or genetic targeting and it’s pathogenetic manifestation in mice. The award of the degree is still pending following the submission of a final thesis.
He began his employment with McQ Int. Services, a Northern Ireland based company with limited operations in the West Africa region, that had ambitious plans for growth in the construction sector. He has worked subsequently as a GM for an Accra based media house and most recently as a legislative aide to the President of the 6th and 7th National Assembly, Abuja, Nigeria. His duties included foreign missions liaison, speech writing and office policy liaison with National Assembly committees at the discretion or instruction of the Chief of Staff or the Special Adviser on Special Duties to the President of the Senate