PwC South East Asia Consulting announced Simon Gealy as their next CEO with effect from 1 October 2020. Simon succeeds Sundara Raj Ramamurthy, who has led the regional business over the last four years.
Simon brings considerable experience from his extensive work across the region and is well-placed to take the business through its next phase of growth. He was admitted as a partner in the US Firm in 1999 and his leadership roles have included Leader of the Global Consumer Markets Group, New York Metro Deals Leader and, most recently, Financial Services Leader for PwC Japan from 2014 – 2019.
Sundara Raj, outgoing CEO says: ?As part of our planned succession initiative, we are delighted to announce Simon as the next CEO of PwC?s South East Asia Consulting services. I am confident that under his stewardship, we will continue to see our regional consulting business grow while supporting our valued clients in solving their most important problems, especially during these unprecedented times.?
Raj will remain with PwC South East Asia Consulting and will take on a Global Client Relationship Partner role as well as other leadership responsibilities across the PwC Malaysia and Vietnam firm.
Commenting on his appointment, CEO Elect, Simon says, ?I would like to thank Raj for his unwavering commitment and successful leadership of PwC South East Asia Consulting. I am excited to have the opportunity to lead such a dynamic business, and to build upon Raj?s vision and success in the months and years ahead. I look forward to working with our incredible people to solve complex and important issues for our clients and for society.?
PwC South East Asia Consulting operates across Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam and is more than 1,000 people strong.
Vilaiporn Taweelappontong, Consulting Lead Partner for PwC Thailand, adds: ?South East Asia is one of the most important regions driving the global economy and some of the world?s leading organisations. As businesses operate in the post-pandemic new normal, we?re committed to giving clients the best possible service and solutions by combining our extensive local knowledge with a network of expertise across the region. We will continue to help our clients solve complex problems and serve as a trusted advisor so they can run their business with confidence.?