FTI Consulting adds duo to corporate finance & restructuring division

22 January 2023 Consultancy.asia 2 min. read

Global professional services firm FTI Consulting has bolstered its Corporate Finance & Restructuring division in Asia with two senior appointments: Tadashi Yamazaki (Japan) and May Yee Koay (Singapore).

Both seasoned professionals join the global consulting firm as a Managing Director, with Yamazaki adding depth to the transactions and mergers & acquisitions offerings, while Koay specialises in restructuring and insolvency engagements.

“We are delighted that Tadashi and May Yee have joined FTI Consulting at an important time in our growth in Asia,” said Vincent Fok, Asia Head of FTI Consulting’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring division. “Their appointments strengthen our ability to support our clients across Asia and are integral to our continued growth trajectory in the market.”

Tadashi Yamazaki and May Yee Koay - FTE Consulting

An engineer by training, Yamazaki brings 25+ years of consulting and transaction advisory experience in business processes, supply chain management and intellectual property environments across a range of sectors. He has supported leading Nikkei 100 and venture companies over the course of his career, with a focus on clients in the telecom, media, technology, manufacturing, automotive, and healthcare industries.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Yamazaki was a leader in EY’s Transaction Advisory Services team, where he supported clients in intellectual property due diligence, valuation and post-merger integration.

Yamazaki previously founded his own consultancy firm specializing in new business and product development management, intellectual property, market strategy and supply chain management for major Japanese listed companies, venture companies and investment funds.

Koay meanwhile brings over 15 years of experience in financial restructuring, corporate recovery and transaction advisory to the US-headquartered company

She has extensive experience in the financial and operational management of distressed businesses, having worked on numerous large debt restructuring and insolvency assignments encompassing both court-ordered and voluntary liquidations, judicial management appointments, receivership appointments, scheme of arrangement, consensual restructuring and complex cross-border assignments involving the U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy regime.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Koay was a Director within the restructuring and insolvency practice at KPMG.

Throughout her career, Koay has dealt extensively in complex cross-border engagements, with her international coverage including the markets of Singapore, Indonesia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India and China.

Alongside transaction and restructuring work, FTI Consulting’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring division also provides offerings for business transformations and investigations.