Liew Nam Soon managing partner of EY in Singapore and Brunei

20 March 2022 2 min. read

After more than a decade at the helm of EY’s business in Singapore and Brunei, Max Loh is passing on the baton to Liew Nam Soon.

Since being installed as Country Managing Partner for Singapore and Brunei, Loh has led EY through a period of strong growth. Today, EY has around 3,700 employees in the two countries and has cemented its position as a leader in the professional services landscape.

Lauding Loh for his leadership, Patrick Winter, EY Asia Pacific Area Managing Partner said: “Max has been highly instrumental to the stability and success of our practice. He will be sorely missed and we thank him for his tremendous contribution to the organisation.”

Liew Nam Soon and Max Loh

Winter was quick to add that the Singapore and Brunei organisation will be in good hands when Liew Nam Soon takes on the top role (per 1 July 2022) from the retiring Loh. “Liew’s experience is a great strength to the organisation. He is well-placed to take over the reins and support clients in their business transformation as the region rebounds economically from the pandemic.”

Liew is currently the EY Asean Regional Managing Partner – a role he has held since 2019 and will continue to retain in addition to his new appointment. As EY Asean Regional Managing Partner, he is responsible for business performance and client service across assurance, consulting, tax, strategy and transactions in 14 geographic markets, and provides leadership on operations, market and people development across the region.

He is also a member of the EY Asia-Pacific Operating Executive and the EY Global Practice Group. Prior to this, he was EY Asean Regional Markets Managing Partner and EY Asean Financial Services Managing Partner, working with a number of significant financial services institutions across Asia.

Liew comes from the advisory side of EY’s business, having spent nearly fifteen years advising clients on topics including business strategy, digital transformation, operating model transformation, risk management and governance, regulatory compliance, mergers & acquisitions and managed services.

Earlier in his career, he worked for the consulting arms of IBM, PwC and Accenture, and spent two years in industry.

“Liew is a distinctive candidate for the role, given his strong commercial acumen, extensive industry experience and solid client relationships in the market. His deep consulting experience positions him well to connect complex business issues with the breadth of professional services that EY offers, to bring differentiated perspectives and value to clients.”