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Bain & Company names new leader of Southeast Asia practice

The move represents a continued investment into its financial services practice in the region and globally

Bain and Company have announced the appointment of Edy Widjaja as new leader of the firm’s Southeast Asia financial services practice.

Widjaja has more than 20 years of experience in consulting, industry and academia in the US, Western Europe and Southeast Asia, with significant experience advising clients in financial services sectors such as banking, insurance, asset management, consumer finance and financial investors.

In addition, Bain and Company said Widjaja’s expertise spans across strategy, performance improvement, distribution excellence and change management.

Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Widjaja worked as a corporate venturing manager and R&D project manager at NV Bekaert SA, Belgium and is now set to be based in the firm’s Jakarta office.

Jean-Pierre Felenbok, Bain and Company’s regional managing partner for Southeast Asia, said: “We are very pleased to have Edy at the helm of our financial services practice in Southeast Asia, an area of key growth for the firm in the region. Edy has proven to be a key member of our team and will be leading the practice into an exciting future.”

Widjaja added: “I am very pleased to be taking on this new role within a team and industry that I have the highest respect for. I look forward to helping ensure that our many clients throughout the region achieve their long-term growth goals.”

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