Mr Martin Devenish MBE BCom

Mr Martin Devenish

Lay member of Council

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Prior to joining S-RM Martin spent 22 years at Goldman Sachs. During his Goldman career he assumed a number of sales leadership roles across the equities division, the last of which was responsibility for the equities business in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Martin became a Partner in 2002 and upon his retirement from GS at the end of 2011, he was asked to become an Advisory Director to the firm for another 2 years.

Martin has a wealth of experience in building client focused businesses in both developed and emerging markets, in addition to managing and developing talent from diverse backgrounds.

Martin joined Goldman Sachs in 1992, becoming a Managing Director in 1999, Partner in 2002 and an Advisory Director from January 2012 to December 2013. Over his 22 years at the firm, he was responsible for the equities business in both the developed European markets and those of the developing economies in Central, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has travelled extensively and worked in both London and New York for Goldman.

Martin is a Board Director of S-RM and was part of the management team that completed the MBO from Salamanca Group in Q4 2015. S-RM is a global Business Intelligence and Risk Consultancy company with offices in London, Cape Town, Rio and Geneva.

Martin is a Birmingham graduate (Commerce and Industrial Economics, 1986) and joined the Council in August 2010.

He was awarded an MBE in 2017 for services to higher education and voluntary service to educational development overseas.