Albert Tan joins Accenture in Sydney as a managing director

24 June 2021 2 min. read
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Accenture’s Communications & Media practice has brought in Albert Tan to head up its network services offering in Australia and a host of other regions.

The experienced international strategy consultant has joined Accenture as Managing Director of Network Services for the professional service giant’s ASIAM division, covering Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, and the Middle East. He will also serve as Accenture’s global Communications & Media Lead on Sustainability, bringing 25 years worth of experience to the firm.

Kicking off his consulting career with Booz Allen & Hamilton in 1996, where he was a senior associate, Tan three years later moved to McKinsey & Company, rising to Senior Engagement Management over the next three years. From there he joined Telstra for a seven-year stint, as a general manager of strategy and then marketing strategy, before crossing to Deloitte Consulting.

Albert Tan, Managing Partner, Accenture

A director at Deloitte in Asia, Tan was responsible for its Telco, Media and Technology consulting services, spanning strategy & operations, transformations, human capital and technology among other areas, including customer relationship management, data analytics and web solutions. Following Deloitte, Tan served as chief strategy officer for Telkom Indonesia and group strategy chief for Veon in Amsterdam.

Most recently, Tan was the Chief Digital & Marketing Officer for Huawei Australia. His career has seen him work with teams in Europe, North America and across the Asia Pacific, including over the past year as a freelance advisor to new digital businesses. Tan holds an MBA and has recently studied AI and business strategy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.

In his new Head of Network Services role with Accenture, Tan has been tasked with working with local and international clients on new strategies and business models in network transformation, network operation and service innovation, delivering the latest in cloud native services and technologies. Accenture has acquired three ANZ-based cloud consultancies in the past eight months.

“I’m excited to be part of Accenture’s team and I am looking forward to bring value to our telco clients,” Tan said in a brief post on LinkedIn, with Accenture’s Sydney-based ASIAM Communication & Media Industry Lead Paolo Sidoti and London-based senior managing director and Global Utilities Lead Stephanie Jamison among those offering their welcomes in response.