Graham Poston

Partner

Office Location: Singapore

Phone: +65 63325001

Graham Poston is a partner in the Asia Pacific Leadership Consulting and CEO & Board of Directors practices. In this capacity he works closely with CEOs, boards and senior executives across the region with the goal of enhancing business performance through accelerating the leadership development and effectiveness of key individuals and teams.

Graham brings to his work with clients and partners more than 18 years of commercial experience across the Asia-Pacific markets, developed through his previous roles as a vice president and director in Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and the Virgin Group. These roles, in which Graham specialised in project finance and M&A transactions in the oil and gas, power and telecommunications sectors, provided valuable insights into what it takes to establish and grow successful businesses in Asia and other growth markets.

His areas of specialisation include CEO and C-Suite succession and board effectiveness, top team performance, senior and high potential executive development, talent strategy in growth markets and culture/business transformation.

In the area of CEO succession, Graham and the Heidrick & Struggles team have partnered closely with the chairmen and boards of seven major Temasek-linked companies to develop and execute their CEO succession plans.

Graham is also currently working with several leading multinational organisations in China to develop and execute creative and alternate strategies to identify and develop internal and external talent. A key focus, given the shortage and cost of talent, is to enhance the effectiveness of organisations in identifying raw, high potential talent and then accelerating their readiness for critical business roles. Clients in this space include a $20 billion German Industrial MNC and a leading global pharmaceutical company.

In other parts of Asia, most notably in India and South East Asia, the focus of Graham’s work is on helping local organisations (often family-owned or private-equity backed) to implement culture and business change. Typically, this work starts with impactful work with the top team, where the key is to ensure that there is a clear and direct link between the desired changes in the way people work and business results.

Education:

Graham is a graduate of Durham University.