Bittersweet - Mark Somen moves client side


Mark Somen, CEO, The Conduit

Craft House is proud to announce to appointment of Mark Somen as CEO for The Conduit in London. 

It’s with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Mark Somen as the new CEO for the Conduit at our client's private club, The Conduit in London. The Conduit serves as a home for a diverse community of people passionate about social change. By bringing together social entrepreneurs, investors, creatives, business leaders, policy-makers and civil society, The Conduit acts as a catalytic platform for individuals tackling some of the most pressing challenges facing us today. Its members share the belief that the world’s most significant problems can be viewed as opportunities for entrepreneurial solutions, and that knowledge, skills, technology and capital can lead to transformative impact.


Mark’s career began in his native country, Kenya, at the age of sixteen when he led safaris for Abercrombie and Kent. After graduating from Surrey University in England, Mark held positions at the Connaught Hotel in London, and The Pierre Hotel, Four Seasons, China Grill Management, and the Hudson Hotel in New York. Mark was also General Manager at Soho House New York and then Director of Operations for Soho House North America responsible for the openings of Soho Beach House in Miami, Soho House West Hollywood, the Soho House satellite clubs in Los Angeles, and Cecconi’s restaurant in West Hollywood. Mark also held the General Manager role at The Tribe in Nairobi, Kenya. Mark was a Director at Craft House for five years prior to joining The Conduit, a Craft House client, in the UK as their CEO in 2017. Mark is the Chair of the Board for FilmAid International, and sits on the Board of the Kenya Education Fund and the Board of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.