Deloitte Southeast Asia yesterday announced that Philip Yuen, currently Deloitte Singapore Chief Executive Officer (CEO), will succeed Chaly Mah as Deloitte Southeast Asia’s next CEO.
Philip will assume the new role on 1 June 2016. He succeeds Chaly, who will retire from Deloitte Southeast Asia at the end of Deloitte’s fiscal year on 31 May 2016. Deloitte Southeast Asia comprises 270 partners and over 7,300 professionals in 25 office locations, including the Philippines, where it is represented by Navarro Amper & Co.
“I am honored to have been selected by my partners as Deloitte Southeast Asia’s next CEO. It is a privilege to be part of an organization 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 Philip.
“Chaly 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. I am excited to be given this privilege to lead the firm into this next chapter and we will continue to make significant investments to develop our talent and our services to serve our clients with distinction and raise the bar for the profession.”
Greg Navarro, Managing Partner & CEO of Navarro Amper & Co., expects a smooth transition for the entire organization. “In Chaly, we had a strong leader who steered us through the considerable challenge of uniting very distinct and diverse member firms in the Southeast Asian region. For that, we are grateful to him and wish him all the best as he starts a new chapter in his career. Philip was part of that consolidation process, so he has a firsthand appreciation of what our organization is all about and where we want to go. I’m confident he will continue what Chaly started and make Deloitte Southeast Asia an even stronger presence in this dynamic region.”
Chaly is the current CEO of Deloitte Southeast Asia and Chairman of Deloitte Singapore.
Under his vision and leadership, the Deloitte Southeast Asia firm was formed, when the partners saw the significant advantage of working together as one firm and came together across eight countries (Singapore, Brunei, Guam, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam) in 2007. The firm has since expanded and established practices in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar, to better serve its ASEAN clients operating within the ASEAN Economic Community.
Philip started his career as an auditor with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in 1985. He joined Deloitte Singapore in 1991 and was admitted as an Audit Partner in 1996. He has more than 30 years of public accounting experience in the United Kingdom and Singapore. He was appointed CEO of Deloitte Singapore on 1 June 2010 and is currently serving as the Southeast Asia Clients & Industries Leader.