Deloitte SEA appoints new CEO
By Digital News Asia March 8, 2016
- Philip Yuen to succeed Chaly Mah as SEA CEO, effective June 1
- Chaly Mah retiring from Deloitte SEA after 38yrs at Deloitte
DELOITTE South-East Asia announced that Philip Yuen (pic above), currently Deloitte Singapore chief executive officer (CEO), will succeed Chaly Mah as CEO.
Yuen will assume the new role on June 1, while Mah will retire from Deloitte South-East Asia at the end of Deloitte’s fiscal year on May 31, the company said in a statement.
Deloitte South-East Asia comprises 270 partners and over 7,300 professionals in 25 office locations, it added.
“It is a privilege to be part of an organisation that delivers high quality services and innovative solutions to our clients, develops the most talented professionals into leaders and does its part to make an impact in the communities in which we operate,” said Yuen.
“Chaly [Mah] is a visionary leader and has built a strong firm in the region. These are big shoes to fill and I am deeply humbled to succeed him,” he added.
Mah is also the current chairman of Deloitte Singapore. He was the CEO of Deloitte Asia Pacific, a member of the Deloitte Global Executive for the past eight years, and also a member of the Deloitte Global Board and is currently the vice chairman of the board.
He started his career with the firm in Melbourne and has been with the firm for over 38 years.
The Deloitte South-East Asia firm was formed under his leadership, when the partners saw the significant advantage of working together as one firm across the region, and came together across eight countries (Brunei, Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) in 2007.
The firm has since expanded and established practices in Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, to better serve its clients operating within the Asean Economic Community, it said.
Mah (pic) continues to serve on the boards of the Singapore Economic Development Board, Sentosa Development Corporation, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, Singapore Accountancy Commission and National University of Singapore Board of Trustee.
Yuen’s leadership appointment is part of a rigorous and comprehensive succession and nomination process, which was overseen by the board of directors of Deloitte South-East Asia, it said.
“Philip [Yuen]’s experience as Deloitte Singapore CEO – the largest and most complex country practice in our Southeast Asia network – combined with his over 30-year career with Deloitte, makes him the right leader for Deloitte in the region,” said Mah.
“I am confident he will lead the firm to even greater success,” he added.
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