Bain promotes eight to partner across offices in Asia

12 July 2021 4 min. read
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Six individuals have been elevated to partner across Bain & Company’s offices in Asia, along with two further professionals named as expert partner.

Global strategy consulting firm Bain & Company has made 57 mid-year partner and expert partner promotions worldwide, including eight across its offices in East and Southeast Asia. Altogether, close to a quarter of the promotions were made in the Asia Pacific – demonstrating, the firm says, its fast-growing footprint in the region – while two of the four ‘expert partner’ elevations were also made in the region.

“We welcome these talented individuals to our leadership team and celebrate their client results as well as their commitment to the values of our firm,” said Bain’s worldwide managing partner Manny Maceda. “They reflect the rich panorama of our global footprint and the broad inclusion and diversity that powers our talent model and in turn delivers on our impact commitment to clients and our communities.”

Bain promotes eight to (expert) partner across offices in Asia

Patricia Nichol
First arriving at the firm via Lehman Brothers and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2000, Nichol has been promoted to expert partner in Bain’s global financial services practice based out of Hong Kong, having been with the firm in her second stint for the past ten years. She holds expertise in strategy, digitisation, and operating models, as is a core member of Bain’s banking innovation team.

Justin Halim
The second of the newly promoted expert partners in the region, Singapore-based Halim serves as the head of Bain’s APAC Digital Marketing practice. Prior to joining the firm at the beginning of 2019, Halim spent twelve years between WPP’s Wunderman and Facebook, the latter where he served as head of client solutions for Southeast Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from UNSW.

Nina Kaspar
Admitted as a partner in Bain’s Southeast Asia practice, Kaspar first joined the firm in Zurich in 2010 before transferring to Singapore in 2014 after completing and MBA with INSEAD (complementing an earlier Masters in Strategy & Management with the University of St. Gallen). Prior to relocating to Singapore Kaspar had previous Southeast Asia working experience at the Swiss embassy in Bangkok.

Fritz Jaeger
Jaeger is a strategy consultant in Bain’s Singapore office, steadily working his way to partner since joining in 2012. He holds an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, and prior to joining Bain spent seven and a half years with German-origin printing industry company Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, latterly as director and driver of its external business consulting unit.

Kuk-Hyoe Koo
Kuk-Hyoe Koo makes partner in Bain & Company’s Seoul office in South Korea, having first joined the firm in 2006 via a research associate role with Lehman Brothers. He holds an MBA in Finance and Management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and during his time with Bain took on a Corporate & Investment Banking summer associate opportunity with Deutsche Bank in Boston.

Jisoo Ahn
Likewise based in Seoul and a member of Bain’s Private Equity practice, Jisoo Ahn makes partner after rejoining the firm in the first half of last year. An MBA-holder from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, he first joined Bain & Company as a senior associate consultant in 2010, but spent a year and a half as a director at Unison Capital between his two stints at the firm.

Xin Cheng
Xin Cheng is a partner in Bain’s Advanced Manufacturing & Services and Technology and practices based out of Beijing, and has been with the firm just shy of a decade. He completed his masters with Peking University, and in addition to his client work serves as Bain’s Greater China consultant class program manager, overseeing areas such as recruitment, training, and professional development support.

Scully Cui
Based in Shanghai, Scully Cui makes partner in Bain’s Financial Services practice after three years at the firm, crossing after a seven-year stint with fellow management consulting firm Kearney. Kicking off her consulting career with a five-year stretch at Deloitte following a masters in mathematical finance at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Cui has also spent two years at Roland Berger.