Yeoh Oon Jin hands PwC Singapore's leadership to Marcus Lam

01 May 2021 2 min. read
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PwC has a new leader for its Singapore organisation, with Yeoh Oon Jin passing on the baton to Marcus Lam. 

The appointment follows from Yeoh Oon Jin’s retirement from the partnership, following a 38-year career with PwC, the last eight of which as Executive Chairman. He looks back at a successful period, growing PwC’s headcount in Singapore from 2,300 to 3,500 and the number of partners from 100 to 150, cementing PwC’s leadership in the country’s accounting and consulting sector. 

Other notable achievements of Oon Jin include upskilling PwC’s entire domestic staff to be prepared for today’s digital era, seeing the firm through the unprecedented Covid-19 period, ramping up the firm’s corporate social responsibility agenda, and spearheading cross-border collaboration with other PwC member firms in the areas of consulting and corporate finance.

Marcus Lam and Yeoh Oon Jin - PwC

“These are big shoes to fill and I am both humbled and honoured to be given the trust and opportunity to succeed Oon Jin. I am excited for what is to come,” said Lam, who takes on his new role on 1 July 2021.

Oon Jin said he is confident that his successor has what it takes to lead PwC forward. “I am pleased that PwC Singapore’s partners have elected Marcus to take over the leadership of the firm. His strong sense of purpose and values, strategic leadership and business insight will go a long way in steering the firm to greater heights.”

Lam has been on PwC Singapore’s leadership team since early 2016, and has been heading the Assurance division since the summer of 2017. Under his leadership, the Assurance division has grown in headcount and strength, according to PwC, and enhanced its audit quality – a metric which has been under the spotlights in recent years.

An auditor and advisor, Lam himself has over 20 years of experience providing audit and advisory services to listed companies, multinational corporations and government agencies across different industries and sectors in Singapore. Outside of PwC, he is a council member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and is a board member of the Accounting Standard Council Singapore.