RSM, the leading provider of audit, tax, and consulting services to the middle market, has announced the appointment of Jason Yau, a partner of RSM Hong Kong, as Regional Leader for Asia-Pacific.

Yau has been with RSM since 2004 and brings nearly 20 years’ professional experience.  A US Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of New York and a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Yau was a member of RSM US global expat team between 2012-2016. Yau subsequently joined RSM Hong Kong and established the Technology and Management Consulting division which provides high-quality IT solutions to corporate customers, including digital transformation services, cybersecurity review, IT assurance and robotic process automation. He serves on several RSM global committees, including Global Digital Advisory Committee, Global Innovation Committee and Global Financial Services Committee.  

Asia Pacific is an important growth region for RSM. Globally, the network experienced 11.4% growth across the region in 2020, driven by a significant increase in demand for consulting services as middle market businesses sought to rapidly digitise operations, harness greater data analytics and automation capabilities,v and operational changes in response to the global pandemic. The region also welcomed a new Member Firm in Kazakhstan and grew by almost 2,000 professionals.

Global CEO of RSM International, Jean Stephens said:

“I am delighted to welcome Jason into his new role as Regional Leader for Asia-Pacific. He brings with him a rich knowledge of both Western and Eastern approaches to business and will play a pivotal role as our client base of internationally active middle market clients in the region continues to grow apace.

“2020 has been an extraordinary year. While no economy has escaped COVID-19, Asia's response to controlling the impacts of the pandemic could prepare the region for more rapid reactivation, further shifting the centre of economic activity to the area. I am confident that, under Jason’s leadership, RSM will continue to thrive in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Yau added:

“It is a privilege to take up this role and I look forward to working with the other RSM global and Regional Leaders to ensure seamless connectivity and effective client service solutions across borders, services and sectors. I am particularly passionate about harnessing this opportunity to further enhance RSM’s reputation within Asia-Pacific for developing high-tech hubs in new and evolving economies.”