James Yang, Ping Yi and Simon Sun join Bain's Greater China partner team

10 August 2020 Consultancy.asia

Global strategy consultancy Bain & Company has added three new partners to its team in Greater China. James Yang, Simon Sun and Ping Yi have all been hired externally from premier rivals.

James Yang joins Bain & Company from Oliver Wyman, where he was a partner in the firm’s Retail and Consumer Goods practice, based in Hong Kong. Before that, Yang worked four years for OC&C Strategy Consultants, where he started his career. 

Yang brings a decade of consulting experience across Greater China and APAC to his new role, with a focus on clients in the grocery retail, wine & spirits, apparel, and consumer-facing sectors. Based in Bain’s Hong Kong office, Yang specialises in customer strategy, organisation transformation, and sales effectiveness.

Simon Sun joins Bain & Company’s Healthcare practice as a partner, bringing more than 15 years of consulting experience in China to the role. His work will cover the entire healthcare value chain, including medical devices and diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, healthcare providers and payers, pharmaceutical retail and distribution, and consumer healthcare.

James Yang, Simon Sun and Ping Yi  - Bain & Company

Sun previously worked for Strategy&, where he was the leader of the Healthcare practice in China for five years. Before that, he worked for two of Strategy&’s legal predecessors – Booz & Company (acquired by PwC in 2014) and Booz Allen Hamilton (which split into Booz Allen and Booz & Company in 2008).

Also joining from Strategy&, Ping Yi has over 20 years of consulting experience under her belt. Prior to joining Bain & Company, she worked for two other premier global consulting firms, latterly at Strategy& for six years since its inception.

Yi is part of Bain’s Advanced Manufacturing & Services practice, and will also be a core member of the firm’s Greater China Automotive and Industrial Goods teams. She has extensive expertise in the fields of EV strategy, mobility, channel management and efficiency improvement.

Both Sun and Yi are based in Bain’s Shanghai office, which launched in 2004 and works in tandem with the Beijing and Hong Kong offices. 

Commenting on the additions, Bain & Company’s Greater China Managing Partner Weiwen Han said: “I’m confident that all three will play a pivotal role in helping us continue to grow. Each of them is a solid fit with our culture and have excellent industry reputations for being true collaborators. They will be valued partners and advisors to our clients in the region.”

The appointments come shortly after Bain & Company in Asia promoted five new partners and hired partner Olaf Schatteman externally.