JAKARTA (March 22, 2016) – Cascade Asia Advisors, a Southeast Asia focused business intelligence consultancy, announced today that Stuart Banham, a former principal of PricewaterhouseCoopers, joins the firm to lead its commercial due diligence practice.
“We are ecstatic to have Stuart stepping in as executive director for commercial due diligence,” said Brian Sheley, Cascade Asia’s managing director. “Stuart represents everything that Cascade Asia stands for: a commitment to delivering world-class results to our clients, deep regional perspective and expert insight. I can confidently say that no one is better suited to run our commercial due diligence practice as we continue our growth in Southeast Asia.”
Banham, a management consulting veteran, has led over 25 commercial due diligence projects up to US$3 billion, in over 20 countries. Some of his past clients have included The Coca-Cola Company, Kraft Foods, Tata Group, Apollo Global Management and Rabobank.
“I am very excited by Cascade Asia’s rapid growth and feel that the firm is in an excellent position to accelerate its presence in the M&A space in and throughout Southeast Asia,” said Banham. “I look forward to further cultivating our practice in the region and marshalling the strength of our in-country teams to deliver the best results for our clients.”
While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Banham lead major engagements in strategy, deals, transformations and performance improvement. Among other large engagements, he was the key advisor to the transformation of Australia Post’s AU$1.5 billion Parcels Division for over 18 months. The project was one of the largest and most successful transformations in Australia in the last 5 years.
Banham earned a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of New South Wales in Australia and an MBA from the Bath Business School in the United Kingdom.
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Cascade Asia Advisors is a business intelligence advisory firm focused on Southeast Asia. We work in Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia and Thailand. We combine quantitative and qualitative analysis with rich perspective to transform convoluted information into actionable intelligence and uncertain environments into navigable terrain. Our clients identify more promising market opportunities, modify their business planning with sharper focus and face challenges with greater clarity and confidence.
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