Global strategy and management consulting firm Value Partners has expanded its Asian team with two senior hires: Demetrio Di Martino and Yeo Soo Ruey. Di Martino joins from Value Partners in South America to lead the firm’s telecom, media and technology (TMT) practice in the region, while Soo Ruey joins from PwC and will head the Asia wide private equity practice.
Value Partners, founded in 1993 in Italy, has approximately 250 employees across offices in 10 cities in 9 countries. Its presence in Asia was built in the past decade, and the consulting firm currently operates from four offices: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.
In line with its ambition to boost its market share in the region, Value Partners has added two senior hires to its Asian team. Yeo Soo Ruey has been poached from PwC, where worked for eight years in the Transactions Strategy Group, a service line within PwC’s Advisory business unit. Her project experience includes topics such as market entry strategy, feasibility assessments, M&A, due diligence and post-merger integration. Soo Ruey started her career with Global Business Insights, a subsidiary of IE Singapore. At Value Partners she will, based in Singapore, lead the Asian private equity practice.
To boost the TMT practice of the firm – one of the key industries* of its portfolio – Value Partners has asked Demetrio Di Martino, previously a partner in the firm’s Brazil office, to relocate to Asia. For the Italian origin consultant it is the third office transfer at the firm. He joined the firm in 2002, having previously worked at McKinsey & Company and Cartiere Burgo**. Following a spell in Italy he moved to Dubai to help build the Middle East footprint, and in 2006 he moved to the Sao Paolo office. His focus lies mainly on the TMT industry, where he has assisted large corporations on a variety of topics related to strategy, company transformation and change management.
Both Di Martino and Soo Ruey will report to Mayank Parekh, the Managing Partner of Value Partner’s Asian operations. Parekh joined the consulting firm shortly, following a career in private equity and 11 years at McKinsey & Company. Other partners in the Asia region include among others Thomas Wu (former OC&C and Bain) and Jane Hou (grew from internal ranks).
“We are delighted to have these two senior practitioners on board in Asia. Their combined experience and blend of deep sector and regional understanding has already enabled us to increase the value we create for our clients,” says Giorgio Rossi Cairo, co-founder and Chairman of Value Partners.
* Value Partners offers services across the majority of industries, yet its focus lies in particular on industries where technology plays a large role. Its track record in TMT is for a large part the heritage of the acquisition of Spectrum Strategy Consultants in 2007, a London-based consultancy that specialised in the media, entertainment and telco sectors.
** Cartiere Burgo is currently known as Burgo Group, and is a leading producer of coated papers.