Dato’ Sudha Devi K.R. Vasudevan

Dato’ Sudha Devi K.R. Vasudevan is the Chair of the Commonwealth Foundation as of 1 January 2021. She was appointed by Commonwealth Heads of Government in December 2020.

Dato’ Sudha brings extensive leadership experience to the role. She recently served as Malaysia’s High Commissioner to Australia and, before that, was Ambassador of Malaysia to the Federative Republic of Brazil. Her other diplomatic postings have included Germany, Singapore and Switzerland.

Throughout her career, she has held various positions within the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs including Director-General of the Department of Policy Planning and Coordination, Undersecretary for the East Asia Division and Deputy Director-General for the ASEAN Malaysia National Secretariat.