Jason Yau takes the reins of RSM in Asia Pacific

16 March 2021 Consultancy.asia 2 min. read
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RSM has a new boss for its Asia-Pacific regional division: Hong Kong-based Jason Yau.

Jason Yau has been with the global accounting and consulting firm since 2004 and has nearly 20 years of professional experience under his belt. having previously gained experience internationally, including in the US, Yau joined RSM Hong Kong in 2016 to help co-establish the Technology and Management Consulting division which provides services including digital transformation, cybersecurity review, IT assurance and robotic process automation. 

In his new role, Yau is tasked with expanding RSM’s footprint in the region’s mid-market segment, across its main areas of services: accounting, assurance, tax advisory, management consulting, financial advisory and technology. 

Jason Yau, Regional Leader - Asia Pacific

With more than 48,000 people working from offices in 120+ countries, RSM is one of the globe’s largest professional services firms. Asia Pacific is the firm’s third-largest geographic region, and more importantly, one of its top growth targets. In 2020, despite the Covid-19 crisis, RSM managed to grow its headcount in the region by almost 2,000 professionals. 

“While no economy has escaped Covid-19, Asia's response to controlling the impacts of the pandemic could prepare the region for more rapid reactivation, further shifting the centre of economic activity to the area. I am confident that, under Jason’s leadership, RSM will continue to thrive in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Jean Stephens, Global CEO of RSM International.

“Jason brings with him a rich knowledge of both Western and Eastern approaches to business and will play a pivotal role as our client base of internationally active middle market clients in the region continues to grow apace.”

Commenting on his promotion to the top role, Yau said: “It is a privilege to take up this role and I look forward to working with other leaders to ensure seamless connectivity and effective client service solutions across borders, services and sectors. I am particularly passionate about harnessing this opportunity to further enhance RSM’s reputation within Asia-Pacific for developing high-tech hubs in new and evolving economies.” 

Other regional leaders of RSM include Gregor Schmidt (Europe), Bassam Dahman (Middle East and North Africa), Clive Betty (Africa), and Eileen Turkot (Latin America).