Jason Ding named managing partner of Bain in Greater China

07 March 2024 Consultancy.asia 3 min. read
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Global management firm Bain & Company will undergo a leadership transition in its Greater China practice, with managing partner Weiwen Han handing over to Jason Ding after completing his full term.

Three-decade consulting veteran Jason Ding has been appointed as Bain & Company’s next leader for Greater China, replacing Weiwen Han from the start of next month after the latter’s almost eight years in the top role.

Ding joined the global strategy firm in 2013, bringing a wealth of experience from several of the world’s biggest consultancies, while Han passes on the baton as part of the firm’s standard rotational leadership policy.

Jason Ding named managing partner of Bain in Greater China

A partner within Bain & Company’s technology, consumer products, and retail practices based out of Hong Kong, Ding crossed to the firm a decade ago after spending five years in the Beijing office of Roland Berger, where he served as co-head of the management consultancy’s consumer goods & retail practice. Previous to that, he spent time with Monitor prior to its Deloitte acquisition, Kearney (then A.T. Kearney) and PwC Consulting, before it was sold off to IBM in 2002.

“Jason is an extraordinary senior partner who has garnered an exceptional commercial track record in building and delivering sustained results for clients,” stated Asia Pacific regional managing partner Satish Shankar, who took over in 2019. “His approach to client building has led to impressive transformation success stories. Additionally, Jason has effectively mentored many colleagues and is held in very high regard by our partners and teams.”

A growth specialist with expertise in market entry, post-merger integration, performance improvement and digital strategy, Ding will now be tasked with leading the firm’s own growth strategy in the region, along with holding responsibility for operations, people, and brand. A key area of focus will be on strengthening the Greater China firm’s transformation & change, performance improvement and digital practices, ensuring it meets the needs of both local and multinational clients.

Ding succeeds Weiwen Han, who has led the office since 2016 and will now transition back to a senior consulting role in the firm’s private equity, consumer and retail practices as part of Bain’s global approach to shared leadership. Han has been with Bain for more than two decades in China and the US after joining from Andersen Consulting in 2022, and was commended for overseeing tremendous growth during his tenure and guiding the firm through the challenging Covid-19 period.

The transition however coincides with another tricky period for the firm in China, with its Shanghai office having recently drawn the attention of local authorities, yet Shankar reiterated Bain’s commitment to the region; “Greater China remains a highly significant market for us. We believe there are multiple and expanding opportunities across the region for Bain to continue to develop its work with clients across sectors to help them grow their business and achieve full potential.”