PwC Singapore adds twelve new partners across various practices

03 July 2019 5 min. read
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Professional services PwC firm has admitted twelve new members to its partnership across a range of practices – including seven women.

The partnership team of professional services firm PwC Singapore has been given a mid-year boost with a dozen new admissions, including more than half of the new partners being women. The elevations have been made across a broad range of practices, including asset & wealth management, financial crime, corporate tax, global mobility, M&A advisory and insurance assurance among others.

“I am excited to welcome our new partners, and congratulate them on achieving this career milestone, said Yeoh Oon Jin, PwC Singapore's Executive Chairman. “This group of partners are diverse across many dimensions – gender, background, skillset and international experience. I am confident that they will serve to strengthen our ability to address the rapidly evolving needs and challenges of our clients doing business in today’s complex world.”

The largest intake of partners were corporate tax specialists (which accounted for one third of the new additions), who together have broad international experience covering various tax functions and jurisdictions across Asia and the US and combine for over 45 years of PwC service; Ding Suk Peng, Liao Jie Hong, Lim Chin Chin, and Irene Tai.

Ding Suk Peng - Liao Jie Hong - Lim Chin Chin - Irene Tai - Janeshwar Pachigolla - Christopher Tan - PwC

Joining PwC in 2012, Ding Suk Peng specialises in tax and investment-related regulatory issues and is currently based as a managing director in the firm’s Myanmar office, with further experience in Malaysia and Singapore among other countries. Irene Tai – who specialises in corporate tax planning for cross-border investments – meanwhile joined PwC Singapore in 2007, returning in 2016 after a six-year stint as a Director at PwC New York.

Fellow freshly appointed Corporate Tax partners Liao Jie Hong and Lim Chin Chin joined PwC Singapore in respectively 2007 and 2008, the former, who pecialises in transfer pricing with a focus on the Transport & Logistics industry, having spent a period in Shanghai with PwC Hong Kong and Mainland China. Lim, meanwhile, specialises in tax related to mergers & acquisitions, and has international experience across Indonesia and Malaysia.

Elsewhere, PwC Singapore’s M&A advisory practice has added Janeshwar Pachigolla to its partnership, while Christopher Tan has been made partner in the firm’s Deals Accounting Advisory & Valuations team. Pachigolla is also stationed in Myanmar and has been with PwC since 2009, after spending three years with Deloitte in Mumbai. Tan meanwhile has served PwC for close to two decades, with experience in the UK market, and holds expertise in M&A valuations, accounting and sales & purchase agreements advisory.

Penny Ying - David Lee - Yang Li - Jennifer Tay - Mabel Ang - Nick Davison - PwC

Specialising in audit and compliance-related matters for the Insurance industry, with international experience across the US, Penny Ying has been made partner in PwC’s Insurance Assurance practice, while David Lee after 12 years at PwC (including a two-year stint in the UK) joins its partnership ranks from within the Real Estate & Hospitality Assurance practice, where he specialises in financial reporting, audit & due diligence and internal controls & governance.

New Asset & Wealth management assurance partner Mabel Ang specialises in alternatives and market entry for the Asset & Wealth Management industry with experience across the US, Hong Kong, Australia, India and the Philippines, joining PwC in 2014 after over 17 years with Ernst & Young in various locations worldwide, with fellow ex-EY executive Nick Davison (eight-plus years until 2016, following 11 years at KPMG) making partner in PwC’s Financial Crime practice – where he specialises in anti-financial crime consulting.

Lastly, Yang Li, a more recent addition to PwC (joining from Fragomen in 2017) has been made partner in the firm’s Global Mobility division, bringing over 11 years of experience covering Australia, Hong Kong, China and the UK, while Jennifer Tay, who rejoined the firm from Singtel in 2017 after an earlier six-year stint at PwC, makes partner in the Capital Projects & Infrastructure practice, with infrastructure and deals advisory experience across markets in Southeast and China.

“PwC is delighted to welcome twelve new partners to our partnership in Singapore. We are also pleased to further strengthen our gender diversity as seven of our twelve new partners are female,” PwC Singapore said in a statement. “As Singapore takes on a greater role on the global economic stage, the diverse and international experience of these 12 new partners will strengthen the firm’s capabilities as a trusted business advisor to help organisations understand the environment they are in and prepare them to be fit for the future.”