Simon Gealy takes the reins of PwC South East Asia Consulting

01 October 2020 Consultancy.asia

Professional services giant PwC has promoted company veteran Simon Gealy to CEO of its South East Asia Consulting division.

In the new role, Singapore-based Simon Gealy leads a team of over 1,000 consultants and staff across six countries – Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. He helms all of the unit’s client offerings, including business transformation, operations, finance, risk & regulatory, people & organisation, digital transformation, technology, as well strategy consulting services delivered by Strategy&.

Gealy is a long-time servant of the Big Four firm. He joined PwC in 1994 in the UK, was appointed a partner in 1998 and has since grown the ranks to hold a number of leadership roles in the US and Asia. Most recently, he was Financial Services Leader for PwC Japan, based out of Tokyo, and before that, he led the Financial Services practice of PwC’s South East US region and was the Deals leader for the New York region.

Simon Gealy, CEO of South East Asia Consulting - PwC

This global perspective to doing business makes Gealy a “true global citizen” said Yeoh Oon Jin, Executive Chairman of PwC Singapore, adding that he brings a “wealth of knowledge, international experience and relationships from across the PwC network” to the role.

The new CEO has been tasked with continuing the work of his predecessors Sundara Raj Ramamurthy, who has led the regional business over the last four years, and Neil Plumridge, who until recently led PwC Consulting’s ASEANZ operation spanning South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to lead such a dynamic business, and to build upon Raj’s vision and success in the months and years ahead. I look forward to working with our incredible people to solve complex and important issues for our clients and for society,” said Gealy.

Meanwhile, outgoing CEO Raj remains with PwC South East Asia Consulting and has taken on a Global Client Relationship Partner role as well as other leadership responsibilities across PwC’s Malaysia and Vietnam firms.

Expressing support to his successor, Raj said: “I am confident that under Simon’s stewardship, we will continue to see our regional consulting business grow while supporting our valued clients in solving their most important problems, especially during these unprecedented times.”

The PwC South East Asian Consulting practice works closely together with the firm’s Australia, New Zealand and US consulting arms, as part of a joint venture agreed back in 2013.