EY appoints Liew Nam Soon as EY Asean regional managing partner
By Digital News Asia June 25, 2019
- Max Loh remains as country managing partner, Singapore and Brunei
- Liew is responsible for the EY Asean Region, which spans 14 geographic markets
EY ANNOUNCES the appointment of Liew Nam Soon (pic, above) as its new EY Asean regional managing partner, effective July 1, 2019.
He will succeed Max Loh, who will step down from this role but remain as the country managing partner, Singapore and Brunei.
In his new role as EY Asean regional managing partner, Liew will be responsible for the operations of the EY Asean Region, which spans 14 geographic markets. He will also be a member of the EY Asia-Pacific Area Operating Executive, the top decision-making body in the Asia-Pacific with accountability for strategy execution.
Prior to this new role, Liew was the EY Asean regional markets leader for EY and before that, the EY Asean Financial Services organisation leader, working with a number of the most significant financial services institutions across Southeast Asia.
“Nam Soon brings a wealth of industry and market experience and astute commercial acumen to this leadership role. He has extensive consulting experience in large-scale business and technology transformation, as well as risk management and compliance – some of the most pressing issues that EY clients are facing,” says Loh.
“Asean is extremely diverse and one of the most competitive regions globally with great growth potential. I’m honoured to take on this role and excited to build on the strong foundations that have been laid.
“My priorities are to further embed our strategic imperatives and accelerate on EY growth drivers, as well as ensure that we relentlessly focus on delivering connected, seamless and exceptional client service across the region,” says Liew.
Loh (pic, above) will remain as managing partner, Singapore and Brunei to lead and manage the Singapore and Brunei business and operations, providing strategic leadership on market and people development. He will also serve as the global client service partner for select major client accounts.
During Loh’s eight-year tenure as EY Asean regional managing partner, the EY Asean Region has grown from 10,800 to 18,900 people. It has also successfully made five strategic acquisitions and launched a number of new capabilities in growth areas including Digital, Cyber Law, and Data and Analytics.