Deloitte appoints new country leaders for Singapore and Myanmar

19 December 2018 4 min. read

Deloitte Southeast Asia has appointed new Country Managing Partners for Singapore and Myanmar practices, with Cheung Pui Yuen and Aye Cho to assume the roles from the beginning of next year.

Deloitte’s Singapore and Myanmar branches will ring in the New Year with new country managing partners Cheung Pui Yuen and Aye Cho, who together bring more than 45 years of combined experience to their new leadership roles. Aye Cho succeeds a retired Soe Win (who became Myanmar Minister of Finance), while Cheung Pui Yuen will take over from Deloitte Southeast Asia CEO Philip Yuen who will in turn take on the Chairman role for Singapore.

“Being in a region that is experiencing rapid economic growth, it is important for us to have strong leadership in the different geographies… With their experience and expertise, I am confident that both Pui Yuen and Aye Cho will continue to build on the success of our Singapore and Myanmar practices, and provide our people with a rich talent experience and lead them to make an impact on our clients and in the communities,” said Philip Yuen said of the appointees.

Cheung Pui Yuen

Currently serving as Deputy Managing Partner for Operations in Singapore, and originally joining Deloitte predecessor Touche Ross & Co in 1989, Cheung Pui Yuen has been an Audit & Assurance Partner with Deloitte since 2000, going on to lead the Singapore Audit and Assurance practice in 2007 before rising to Audit & Assurance Regional Managing Partner for Southeast Asia in 2011 until shifting across to the deputy manager role in 2016.Deloitte appoints new country leaders for Singapore and MyanmarIn addition, Cheung Pui Yuen serves on both the Deloitte Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific boards (with Deloitte’s various Asian and Antipodean entities merging earlier this year to form Deloitte Asia Pacific), while also acting as Deputy Chairman of the Accounting Standards Council of Singapore and as a member of the Audit Committee of the Singapore Academy of Law and CPA Australia’s Corporate-SME committee.

“I am honoured to have been selected by the partnership as Deloitte Singapore’s next Country Managing Partner and I am excited to lead Deloitte Singapore into the next chapter,” Cheung Pui Yuen said. “The Singapore practice is the largest and the most comprehensive in our Southeast Asia network, and I intend to build upon the good work of Philip and my fellow partners to deliver services of the highest quality to our clients, develop our people and contribute to the Singapore community.”

Aye Cho

Meanwhile, Deloitte’s new Country Managing Partner for Myanmar Aye Cho has been with the firm for just over ten years, joining the firm’s Singapore practice in 2007 before shifting to Deloitte Myanmar as Director in 2013 and gaining admittance as a Financial Advisory Partner in 2015. Altogether, he has 17 years of experience in audit, financial advisory and tax services in Singapore and Myanmar and specialises in mergers & acquisitions, valuations and taxation.

“It is a privilege to take on this role as Country Managing Partner of Deloitte Myanmar,” said Aye Cho. “The Myanmar practice, one of Deloitte Southeast Asia’s youngest practices, is operating in a country that has a vibrant, emerging economy... This is an exciting time for Myanmar, and I look forward to building on the foundation that Soe Win has laid and growing the Myanmar practice to become the leader in professional services in the local market.”

In May, seasoned tax expert Yee Wing Peng was appointed as Country Managing Partner for Deloitte in Malaysia, while at the global level, Richard Houston has recently been announced as the successor to Deloitte North West Europe leader David Sproul, who will vacate the post in June next year.