Benny Koh leads Treasury Advisory unit of Deloitte SEA

16 January 2015

Deloitte has appointed Benny Koh as Director of the firm’s Treasury Advisory practice in Southeast Asia. Koh, who joins from investment company Temasek, will be based in Singapore.

Benny Koh has more than 20 years of operational treasury experience, ranging from setting up funding programs and originating bond issues to establishing a retail bank from the ground. Prior to joining Deloitte, Koh was with Temasek in Singapore, serving as the Head of Treasury, responsible for the firm’s capital markets, investment funding and foreign exchange management functions. Before that he worked 10+ years for GE Capital, one of the world’s largest corporate borrowers, in the US, Thailand and Singapore.

Per the 1st of January 2015, Koh has joined accounting and consulting giant Deloitte, where he has been appointed head of Southeast Asia's Treasury Advisory practice. His prime task: capitalising on the rising demand and future growth potential for treasury services in the region, explains Chaly Mah, Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Southeast Asia*. “Globally, Deloitte has a mature and robust treasury advisory service and we see this as an opportune time to boost this service for our clients in Southeast Asia. We are seeing Southeast Asia businesses expanding around the world and these businesses will require treasury expertise to manage financial risks.” Koh adds: “As Asia is widely seen as the growth engine for the next decade, we expect rising demand for treasury advisory services on the back of robust Mergers & Acquisitions activities, increases in Private Equity investments and overall business growth for Asian enterprises.”

Chaly Mah and Benny Koh - Deloitte

Koh says he is “proud” to lead Deloitte’s expansion plans, although the Big Four firm has not released detailed plans on targets. According to Mah, Koh is the right man for the job: “Benny’s experience in treasury advisory will ensure that Deloitte continues to be well placed to meet and exceed our clients’ needs in this region.”

* The Southeast Asia comprises the operations in Brunei, Cambodia, Guam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.