EY elevates Aaron Perryman to head of Financial Services Advisory for APAC

01 June 2018 Consultancy.asia 2 min. read
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International professional services firm EY has elevated Partner Aaron Perryman to the head of its Asia-Pacific financial services advisory practice.

The Singapore-based Perryman has been with Ernst & Young since 2012, most recently leading the Big Four firm’s Digital business for financial services in APAC, along with being Singapore Financial Services Banking & Capital Markets Advisory Leader. Perryman will now lead the Financial Services Advisory for EY in the Asia Pacific, according to finance news agency finews.asia, which confirmed the appointment with a company spokesperson.

Perryman, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1995, has over 18 years of experience under his belt in financial services consulting and systems implementation in Asia and the US, serving clients in the global banking, capital markets and insurance sectors on performance & operations, targeted operating models, alternative sourcing, and the definition and execution of transformation programmes.

Prior to joining EY, Perryman was at Accenture for 16 years, latterly as a Senior Executive, joining the now digitally-minded professional services firm in 1996 upon graduation. While acting as Senior Manager in Financial Services at Accenture’s South Korean branch, Perryman participated in the firm’s development partnership programme with Oxfam on an agricultural scale-up pilot in Ethiopia, India and Honduras.Aaron Perryman, Asia Pacific Financial Services Advisory Leader - EY“The opportunity to play a part in a change programme that targets the alleviation of poverty and suffering for women, men and children at a scale that makes a measurable impact at a country and global level is tremendously rewarding,” Perryman said at the time. “By contributing our project management, strategic planning, financial modeling and capability development skills, we helped to ensure a structured approach was exercised in executing the large, multi-country programme.”

Perryman will take over from Steven Lee, EY Managing Partner and another long-term former Accenture senior executive, who is reported to be moving into the EY Asia-Pacific Financial Services Regional Accounts Leader role based out of Hong Kong. Perryman, meanwhile, will remain in Singapore, according to finews.asia. Further to his roles with EY, Perryman has also been a regular speaker on the subject of digital evolution in the finance sector.

EY Asia-Pacific is billed as firm’s fastest growing region, with a headcount of 44,000 and takings in excess of $3.5 billion for the 2017 financial year – representing growth of 11.3%. Late last year, the firm promoted 20-year company veteran Patrick Winter to Deputy Managing Partner for Asia Pacific, with Winter taking on the CEO & Area Managing Partner role from the 1st of July this year.