Elisa Mallis

Current Role

Mallis leads CCL’s efforts to accelerate the leadership development and results of clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region, from multi-national corporations and government agencies to domestic organizations, while also contributing to CCL’s global research.


Prior to CCL, Mallis served as Singapore Country Director and Head of Executive Development for Management Development Services (MDS), a talent development firm focused on Greater China. Mallis joined MDS in 2011, first serving as Head of Executive Coaching in Beijing and then becoming China Country Director and Head of Executive Development. During her tenure at MDS, Mallis drove substantial top- and bottom-line growth and significantly expanded the firm’s reach through a network of adjunct consultants and coaches.

Previously, she worked in Beijing for Accenture as Human Capital Strategy Lead, Asia-Pacific, following her service as a talent and organization consultant for Accenture’s New York and London offices.

Educational Background & Professional Affiliations

Mallis, who split time growing up between Miami, Florida and Athens, Greece, holds an M.A. in Organization Development and an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. She earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Miami. She has served as a Vice Chair for the American Chamber of Commerce in China HR Forum and currently serves as a Co-Chair of the European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore Digital Economy Committee.

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