Financial services specialist Capco has poached two high-profile partners from direct competitors: Bao-Viet Lê joins from Accenture, while Charles Bokman joins from PwC. Both new recruits will relocate to Singapore, where they will co-lead Capco’s newly launched operations in the country.
Last week Consultancy.uk highlighted Capco’s move to enter the Singapore market, complementing existing Asia-based locations in Bangalore and Hong Kong. With the move, Capco aims at growing its local footprint in one of Asia’s largest financial hubs, as well as better serve its global customers with an on-the-ground presence in Singapore.
Bao-Viet Lê brings to Capco two decades of consulting experience focused on the banking industry, as well as eight years of experience in payments. He previously worked for Accenture for 18 years, having held the role of Sales Lead across Emerging Markets (Russia, Saudi Arabia) and acting as Client Account Lead for several pan-European banks. During his spell with Accenture Lê worked in several countries, including France, Switzerland, Russia and Saudi Arabia. “Given our commitment to continue growing our Asia-Pacific footprint there could not be a better time to be a part of Capco’s ongoing success,” comments Lê. “I’m excited professionally to join a global team with more than 3,000 Capco colleagues worldwide and the power to deliver our combined expertise from complex delivery through to offering utilities with an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.”
Charles Bokman has more than 20 years of consulting experience, focused on wealth management transformation projects ranging from core banking replacement to digital strategy. He has worked with many of the major financial industry organisations across Switzerland, Europe, and Asia. Bokman joins Capco from PwC, where he was a Partner based in Geneva. He started his career with PwC in the early 90’s, and following the acquisition of PwC Consulting by IBM in 2002 Bokman moved to IBM BCS. Six years after the $3.5 billion deal he returned to PwC, where he served as Director and latterly Partner.
“The financial industry worldwide needs a trusted partner with deep knowledge to help them deal effectively with a range of issues, from tackling regulatory complexity to effective client onboarding and anti-money laundering,” suggests Bokman. “Capco is uniquely placed to combine international expertise with an understanding of specific regional demands and conditions.”