Baker Tilly: Joshua Ong Succeeds Sim Guan Seng as Managing Partner
From left: Mr. Sim Guan Seng, Chairman, Asia-Pacific, Baker Tilly International and Board Member of Baker Tilly International and Mr. Joshua Ong, newly-appointed Managing Partner of Baker Tilly
Singapore, 2 September 2019 – Baker Tilly announced today that the firm’s Partner and Practice Leader, Assurance, Capital Markets & IPO, Mr. Joshua Ong, will succeed Mr. Sim Guan Seng as Managing Partner, effective 2 September 2019.
Mr. Sim Guan Seng hands over the reins after 9 years at the helm in leading the firm through a period of transformative growth and positive change. With the leadership changeover, Mr. Sim Guan Seng will continue to serve as Chairman, Asia-Pacific, Baker Tilly International and Board Member of Baker Tilly International.
Prior to this new role, Mr. Joshua Ong, an industry veteran with a wealth of commercial experience, has been instrumental in driving the firm’s Assurance, Capital Markets & IPO capabilities. In the new appointment as Managing Partner, he will relinquish the role of Practice Leader, Assurance, to Ms. Susan Foong. Mr. Joshua Ong will continue to oversee the Capital Markets & IPO service lines. Mr. Khor Boon Hong will assume the role of Human Capital Partner to drive continual investments in people development on top of his Assurance portfolio.
Mr. Sim Guan Seng said: “I am pleased to have Joshua succeed me. I had worked closely with Joshua for a long time and he has proven to be a capable people leader as well as possessing a commercially-astute approach to growing the business. Our respective roles in Baker Tilly in Singapore and on the Asia-Pacific as well as the network level will enable us to focus on managing growth, people development and service capabilities effectively.”
Mr. Joshua Ong said: “Under Guan Seng’s leadership, the firm had experienced tremendous growth over the years. On behalf of the firm, I thank Guan Seng for his dedication and leadership for bringing the firm to where we are today. With that, I am honoured to accept this appointment to continue to build on what we had achieved and to take the firm to the next level together with my colleagues.”
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