Bain & Company adds ten to partnership ranks across Asia

29 January 2020 4 min. read

Global management consultancy Bain & Company has added ten new partners across its offices in Asia, spread between Singapore, Malaysia, Greater China, Japan and Korea.

Elevated during the firm’s mid-year and end-of-year internal promotion rounds, global management consultancy Bain & Company has added ten new members to its partnership ranks in Asia, including three new partners in Singapore, two each in Tokyo and Shanghai, and one apiece in the firm’s Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, and Seoul offices. Altogether, the firm made 94 promotions worldwide in the back half of last year, 19 percent of those in the Asia Pacific.

“We congratulate these next-generation leaders and celebrate their accomplishments, including both extraordinary client results and standout examples of coaching, mentoring and building great teams within our firm,” said Bain & Company’s worldwide managing partner Emmanuel “Manny” Maceda, who was raised in the Philippines and joined Bain in 1988. “We wish all our new partners continued success as they assume their new leadership responsibilities.”


Between them, Bain’s new partners in Singapore Alex Boulton, Avishek Nandy, and Gerald Tan have racked up more than three decades at the MBB firm, each having been with Bain since at least 2010.  Boulton currently serves in the firm’s Private Equity and Healthcare practices, Nandy, who also spent three years at Accenture, works in Bain’s Financial Services, Organisation and Strategy practices, and Tan is an expert in Consumer Products and Strategy. 

Bain & Company adds ten to partnership ranks across Asia

Greater China

For Greater China, Carrie Zhang and Helen Liu have been made partner in Shanghai, together with Kevin Chang in Hong Kong – the latter who has been with Bain since 2012. Zhang and Liu meanwhile joined in 2012 and 2011, crossing respectively from Morgan Stanley and Citibank. Both MBA-holders (INSEAD and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business), Liu also spent time at Ernst & Young, while Zhang serves in Bain’s Consumer Products & Retail practice.


Bain has added two new partners in Tokyo: Michael Weber and Yuta Suzuki, both having joined the firm in 2007. Weber, who holds a doctorate from the Technical University of Berlin, crossed to Bain’s Tokyo office from Munich in 2018, to help establish its local Performance Improvement and Automotive practices. Suzuki meanwhile serves in Bain’s Consumer Products, Retail, Technology & Telecommunications practices, with a focus on consumer behavior and technology.

Malaysia & Korea

Finally, Shazrul Asari and Kim Hyekyung have also been made partner, in respectively Kuala Lumpur and South Korea. Asari joined Bain after periods with BP and Shell, and serves in the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources, Advanced Analytics and Performance Improvement practices. Hyekyung meanwhile is a core member of Bain’s Consumer Products and Retail practices, the Sloan School graduate having been with the firm based out of Seoul since 2004.

In addition to those promoted in Southeast and East Asia, Bain & Company welcomed seven new partners across its offices in India, along with Alpha Gould in Sydney, for an around one fifth share of the fresh admissions coming in the Asia Pacific. Altogether, 40 out of the firm’s 58 offices around the world saw promotions – including in the firm’s Middle Eastern and Latin American growth markets – while more than 30 percent of the new partners are women.