Mara Chiorean, Executive Director, CSR Asia

Mara is an Executive Director of CSR Asia managing the Hong Kong office. Mara has worked in corporate social responsibility in Asia for over six years and has lived in Singapore, Italy, Germany and Romania. She is a strong believer in the role of business in driving sustainable development.

Her role at CSR Asia includes leading advisory work, especially in the areas of sustainability strategy and reporting, stakeholder engagement, materiality assessment, community investment, supply chain sustainability and environmental services. Mara also contributes to CSR Asia’s research that aims to build capacity on sustainable business practices in Asia.

She has worked with a wide range of clients across different industries covering multinational and local companies and organisations such as Hong Kong Airport Authority, Huawei, Danone, Cathay Pacific, Bank of China Hong Kong, The Bank of East Asia, MTR Corporation, Oxfam, Swire Properties, Sun Hung Kai Properties, Swire Pacific, State Street, Hopewell Holdings, Hang Lung Group, State Street, FWD, PCCW, Wharf, Manulife, Aedas, Coca-Cola and others.

Mara is an experienced trainer and facilitator, having delivered capacity building workshops in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. She is a visiting lecturer at The University of Hong Kong teaching corporate sustainability and shared value. She also teaches corporate social responsibility at HKU SPACE.

Before joining CSR Asia she worked with ASrIA (Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia) engaging with financial institutions to create partnerships and raise awareness on Sustainable and Responsible Investment. Her previous work experience in the private sector covers tourism, market research and telecommunications.

Mara has a master's degree in Environmental and Energy Management at Bocconi University in Italy, and has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Romania. She is a graduate of the Oxford Scenarios Programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.