Mark Devadason is currently Group Head of Sustainability and Regions Corporate Affairs, based in Hong Kong. Mark has global responsibility for the in-country Corporate Affairs teams with responsibility for internal communications, media relations, government and regulatory relations, brand, sponsorship and sustainability. He is also in charge of the Group’s overall Sustainability agenda, a core part of the Bank’s strategy to build a sustainable business through contributing to economic growth, leading as a responsible company and investing in the future of communities.
Mark is also a member of the Board of Standard Chartered Bank in Thailand.
Throughout his 27-year career at Standard Chartered Bank, he has had broad based management experience with Wholesale Banking, Consumer Banking and Human Resources and as a country CEO for Standard Chartered Bank in Thailand from 2008-2010 and in Japan from 2003-2007.
In his role as CEO Thailand, Mark steered the management team and the Bank through an extremely complex economic and political environment, delivering strong results and a refreshed consumer banking strategy. Mark led many strategic initiatives: including championing a stronger customer service culture, enhancing brand awareness and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. His leadership on employee engagement initiatives led the bank to win the Gallup Great Workplace award in 2010.
During his tenure in Thailand, Mark also served as Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce of Thailand and Second Vice Chairman of the Association of International Banks. Whilst in Japan, he served on the Board of the British Chamber as well and took on the role of Chairman of the Banking Sector Committee of the International Bankers Association.
He graduated from the University of Bristol, UK in 1985 with a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and Economics. Mark has also completed several management programs, including courses at INSEAD, Templeton and the London Business School.
He is married with two children and enjoys photography, tennis, golf and jogging in his spare time.