Chaitanya Arora and Jonathan Ellis join Secretariat in Singapore

25 August 2020 Consultancy.asia

Senior consultancy experts Chaitanya Arora and Jonathan Ellis have joined Secretariat in its Singapore office. 

The experience duo will lead Secretariat’s newly launched Economic Damages & Valuation practice, one of the firm’s five main areas of expertise. The Economic Damages & Valuation arm houses experts in accounting, finance and economics, supporting among others arbitrators, judges and organisations with arbitration and litigation, from initial case assessment through to post hearing/trial submissions. 

The US-headquartered consulting firm, which has ten offices globally, has to date been providing arbitration and litigation expertise to clients in Asia through its offices in the US, Canada and the UK. Now, with the addition of Chaitanya Arora and Jonathan Ellis, the firm has the capabilities to support clients with an on the ground team.

Chaitanya Arora and Jonathan join Secretariat in Singapore

“It's not every day you have the opportunity to welcome talent of Chaitanya and Jonathan's caliber to your team,” said Don Harvey, a Managing Director at Secretariat. “Growing our ability to address the damages, valuation and disputes issues across Asia has been a strategic objective for us – and we've landed the perfect team to make this a reality for clients.” 

Jonathan Ellis joins the consulting firm from Accuracy, a French-origin international consultancy, where he was a Director and co-leader of Singapore office. He brings more than 15 years of experience to the firm, specialised in economic damages and valuations with a particularly deep focus in dispute contexts for litigation, arbitration and expert determinations. 

Chaitanya Arora previously served FTI Consulting. At the US-listed rival, he was a Senior Managing Director in its Economic Financial Consulting segment, holding oversight of the firm’s Asian presence including Singapore, India and South Korea. Before that, he was the Managing Partner of Accuracy's India office, and served Big Four firm EY and PwC for over twelve years.

Arorahas more than 20 years of experience in audit, financial advisory and business consulting. He has acted as a party-appointed financial expert in complex disputes and has testified on matters in Singapore and India.

Others senior figures in Secretariat’s Economic Damages & Valuation practice include Howard Rosen, Chris Milburn, Bob Broxson, Rob Hutchins, Paul Marcus, Mark Taylor and Andrew Maclay.

Secretariat was founded in 2008. The consulting firm has a team of around 170 consultants and staff.


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