- 2018 Speakers
Tek Yew Chia
KPMG , Partner & Head of Financial Services Advisory
Chia Tek Yew is Head of KPMG Singapore’s Financial Services Advisory Practice where he leads engagements with clients on areas such as digital transformation and customer growth strategies.
Tek Yew started his early career with KPMG Singapore and left the Firm in 1993 to take on a Management Consulting role with Coopers & Lybrand Hong Kong where he stayed for 7 years before returning to Singapore as Managing Partner of PwC Consulting Singapore. During this period, he was also the Managing Partner of PwC Consulting’s Financial Services Practice across Greater China and South East Asia and co-head of their Strategy practice. He was also responsible for starting up PwC Consulting’s Venture Accelerator program which incubated technology start-ups during the dot-com era
After PwC Consulting was sold to IBM, Tek Yew joined Hewlett Packard as Vice President/head of their Asia Pacific Consulting & Integration business working with leading businesses across Asia to develop their technology platform to support their business strategies
Tek Yew left HP in 2006 and co-led a private equity sponsored management buy-out of then listed Whitehead Mann Partnership, a talent management and leadership advisory firm listed on the London Stock Exchange. He was appointed Co-Global Managing Partner in charge of international expansion whereupon he helped expand/establish the Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore offices. In 2010, WHM Partnership was acquired by Korn Ferry, the world’s largest headhunting firm
Tek Yew retired from corporate work and became an investor in start-ups with a view of mentoring them and opening up his network to provide them access to potential clients and partners
In 2014, Tek Yew became Executive Director of Majuven, a venture capital firm in Singapore which invests in high growth Asian technology companies and today, remains as a Venture Partner there to assist in mentoring some of their start-ups. Majuven focuses on Sustainability Technology, Medtech and Digital Disruption.