Stewardship Asia Centre Announces New CEO, Rajeev Peshawaria

Singapore, 3 August 2020 – Stewardship Asia Centre (SAC) announces the appointment of Rajeev Peshawaria as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SAC, effective 1 August 2020. 

Mr Peshawaria joins SAC with extensive global experience in leadership and organisational consulting, as well as developing and delivering business strategy. Prior to joining SAC, he was the CEO of Iclif Leadership & Governance Centre based in Malaysia, Chief Learning Officer of both Coca-Cola and Morgan Stanley, and has held senior positions at American Express, HSBC and Goldman Sachs. Mr Peshawaria is also an accomplished author, an international speaker, and a leadership consultant. His most recent book Open Source Leadership was a bestseller on both Wall Street Journal and Amazon.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome Rajeev to the exciting journey ahead in leading the institution and growing the partnership network,” Professor Arnoud De Meyer, Chairman of SAC said. “As SAC embarks on its next chapter of growth, Rajeev’s expertise in designing and leading change-making institutions and wealth of knowledge in the corporate landscape will enhance SAC’s capacity for value creation, and enable further engagement with our stakeholders.”

Mr Peshawaria said “I am a strong believer in steward leadership and how it fuels a collective and collaborative effort towards building a better future for all stakeholders. I look forward to working with the board, the team and our strong network to accelerate positive transformation in today’s demanding business environment.”

Ong Boon Hwee, CEO of SAC since April 2014, will be retiring from 1 August 2020.

“Boon Hwee’s passion and commitment to deliver positive impact has been inspirational, and his leadership has been instrumental in enabling SAC’s achievement of its many milestones to-date. The Board thanks him for his work and dedication in establishing and developing SAC towards becoming the thought leadership centre on stewardship in the region, and for establishing the groundwork that will continue to catalyse responsible corporate behaviour that will contribute to the well-being of companies and society over the long term,” said Professor Arnoud De Meyer.