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Mr Tham Sai Choy will become Chairman of KPMG Asia Pacific on 1 October 2013. He succeeds Mr Hideyo Uchiyama, who is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KPMG in Japan. Mr Tham will remain located in Singapore and retains his role as Managing Partner of KPMG in Singapore.
Mr Tham said: “The Asia-Pacific region is a key growth market for KPMG. It is an exciting region brimming with opportunities and challenges for our clients. It is a privilege to have 33,000 of my highly-talented colleagues working together with me to build credible and effective solutions that benefit our clients.”
With the new appointment, Mr Tham joins KPMG’s Global Executive Team, in addition to his current position as a member on the KPMG Global Board.
Speaking about Mr Tham’s appointment as Chairman of KPMG Asia Pacific, Mr Michael Andrew, Global Chairman of KPMG International, said: “Sai Choy brings with him a deep understanding of the markets and needs of our clients in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as a proven ability to lead our talented professionals. His strong sense of ethics and commitment to the profession are what our clients and our communities have come to expect of KPMG.”
Mr Tham joined KPMG in Singapore in 1984 and was admitted to the partnership in 1990. He has 30 years of audit and financial advisory experience from working in the UK, Australia and Singapore.
Outside KPMG, Mr Tham is a board member, among others, of the Singapore Accountancy Commission, overseeing the Singapore Qualification Programme.