Boyden's Leadership Series Features Standard Chartered's Mark Devadason

Global Head of Sustainability for Banking Giant Offers Insight on the Importance of Corporate Responsibility, Hiring in Asia and His 30 Years With the Company

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HONG KONG and NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released a new issue of its Leadership Series, featuring an in-depth interview with Mark Devadason, Global Head of Sustainability with Standard Chartered Bank, which operates in 71 markets with more than 90,000 employees across the globe.

In the interview, Mr. Devadason discusses the bank's approach to sustainability, policies on child and human rights, the loneliness of CEOs, hiring in Asia and globetrotting careers.

"Mark offers a wealth of insight from his rare perspective of serving 30 years with the same company in a variety of senior leadership roles", said Trina Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation. "His time in Japan, Thailand and China offers a valuable viewpoint on corporate responsibility and human capital development in the world's fastest-growing region."

"Mark is charismatic and pragmatic, while also being caring and inclusive", said Stephen Leung, a Partner with Boyden Greater China. "He's a 'go to' leader if you want a different and truly honest perspective."

Based in Hong Kong, Devadason is in charge of Standard Chartered's overall sustainability agenda, aimed at building a sustainable business by contributing to economic growth, leading as a responsible company, and investing in the future of communities. He is also a member of the Board of Standard Chartered Bank in Thailand and Chairman of the Fundraising Committee for the bank's charity, Seeing is Believing, which is committed to raising $100 million by 2020.

Over the course of his 30-year career at Standard Chartered, Devadason has amassed broad-based management experience in wholesale banking, consumer banking and human resources. He also served as a Country CEO in Japan from 2003 to 2007, and in Thailand from 2008 to 2010.

In his Japan CEO role, Devadason served on the board of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and as Chairman of the Banking Sector Committee of the International Bankers Association.

In Thailand, his leadership on employee engagement initiatives led to the bank's winning the Gallup Great Workplace Award in 2010. During this time he was also Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand and Second Vice Chairman of the Association of International Banks. Since January 2015, he has served on the board of the San Francisco-based NGO Business for Social Responsibility (

Devadason graduated from the University of Bristol with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and economics, and has completed several management programs, including courses at INSEAD, Templeton and London Business School.

The full interview with Mr. Devadason is available at

Previous editions of Boyden's Leadership Series include interviews with Leni Boeren, Chief Operating Officer at Robeco, Chris Clark, Group Executive, Asia-Pacific at Visa; Noor Menai, President & CEO of CTBC Bank USA; Paolo Cornetta, Senior Vice President and Group Head of HR of UniCredit SpA; Sandy Gould, Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Development of Yahoo; António Mexia, CEO of EDP-Energias de Portugal; Harald Norvik, a Director of ConocoPhillips and former CEO of Statoil; Stephan Winkelmann, President & CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.; Luís Mira Amaral, CEO of Banco BIC Português; Jeffrey Housenbold, President and CEO of Shutterfly Inc.; Svein Rennemo, Chairman of Statoil; Ümran Beba, Region President for Asia Pacific for PepsiCo; David Gergen, Director of Harvard's Center for Public Leadership and a former presidential advisor; and Robert Reich, currently Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and a former US Secretary of Labor. All are available on Boyden's website.

About the Series

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