Teo Lay Lim passes the baton to Divyesh Vithlani and Ng Wee Wei

12 August 2020 Consultancy.asia 2 min. read
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Teo Lay Lim, Accenture’s boss of its Southeast Asia and Singapore divisions, will next month pass on the baton to two new leaders: Divyesh Vithlani and Ng Wee Wei.

Divyesh Vithlani, who has been with Accenture for over a decade across two spells, will succeed Lay Lim as market unit lead for Accenture in Southeast Asia. He currently is Head of Accenture’s Financial Services industry vertical for the Southeast Asia region.

Prior to re-joining Accenture in 2017, Vithlani worked as an independent consultant and spent seventeen years with Credit Suisse, where he latterly was the Group Technology Chief Operating Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the bank’s Asia Pacific divisions. He brings over 25 years of experience in the banking and financial markets across Europe and Asia Pacific to the role.

In his new capacity, Vithlani will be responsible for Accenture’s team in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

Divyesh Vithlani and Ng Wee Wei, Accenture

Meanwhile, Ng Wee Wei, who has been with Accenture since 1995 and became a managing director in 2007, will take the reins of Accenture in Singapore. The last six years, she led Accenture’s Health and Public Services group for Southeast Asia and led the Citizen Services practice in Asia – two roles she will maintain following her promotion to Singapore country managing director. 

Singapore is Accenture’s most important hub in Southeast Asia. The global consulting and technology giant launched in Singapore in 1975, and employs just under 1,000 professionals in the country. 

From a client perspective, Wee Wei advises governments, ministries and public sector institutions on large-scale IT initiatives, government-as-a-platform initiatives, digital citizen services and future of work. Outside of Accenture, Wee Wei is currently sitting on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Systems Science at National University of Singapore (NUS-ISS). 

Commenting on the appointments, Gianfranco Casati, chief executive officer of Accenture’s Growth Markets, said “Southeast Asia is a key growth market for Accenture with immense growth potential. Divyesh and Wee Wei are very capable leaders, and I have no doubt that they will continue to power Accenture’s impact in the region. Their new roles will enhance our capabilities and create value for our clients and employees.”

As part of the leadership change, Lay Lim will remain with Accenture. She has been named chairman for Accenture in Singapore, a newly created role which “reflects the importance of Singapore to the global Accenture organisation” said Casati.