I have worked for many exceptionally talented global executives… Mark was the most well rounded of these leaders, due to his high innate EQ and interpersonal skills, his passion for social issues and how relevant they were for all businesses.”
Mark Devadason brings over three decades of international banking and leadership experience. He has a track record of building and nurturing highly networked global teams. His technical experience includes banking and finance as well as human rights and broad based sustainability work. Mark’s experiences include managing diversity and across cultures and adaptation to organisational change and pivoting roles.
Mark’s commercial banking experience includes diverse leadership roles in Wholesale and Consumer Banking, Human Resources, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability across the Asia Pacific region including postings in Sydney, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Japan. Mark has also taken many significant career pivots embracing his core strengths while being comfortable taking leadership roles in areas where he lacked technical expertise. In addition to Bank CEO roles in Japan and Thailand and 5 years as a Non-Executive Director of a subsidiary bank board Mark served as Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand.
Over the past 10 years Mark has been working with a diverse portfolio of companies in various board and consulting capacities. Mark is Senior Advisor to a global sustainability consultancy and serves on the board of a HK based NGO which seeks to address the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking in the supply chain. He is also Chair of a 30 year old international children’s foundation supporting destitute and vulnerable children in Asia Pacific. He speaks frequently on business and board-oriented sustainability and leadership themes to organizations like the AICD, DFAT, the NSW Bar Association, Bursa Malaysia, the Thailand Stock Exchange and with various universities in the region. Mark is a Director of Melbourne based mutual bank Bank First.
As an executive mentor Mark has a direct but personalised style. He will want to challenge the individual on short and medium term motivations and bridge to challenge of balancing corporate development with achieving professional and individual purpose.
Mark has a degree in Social Sciences in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Bristol University, UK. He has attended senior Leadership and Strategy programs in Oxford, Insead and London School of Economic. Mark is a Graduate member of the Thai Institute of Directors and has completed the AICD International Company Directors Course.
Mark has a diverse set of personal interests including photography, collecting art, cooking, skiing, cycling, tennis and golf.