Yoshiro Makita relocates back to Australia to lead PwC's insurance arm

23 February 2022 Consultancy.com.au 1 min. read
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PwC has a new leader for its Insurance practice: Yoshiro Makita, who relocates back to Australia from the firm’s Japan organisation.

Yoshiro Makita brings over two decades of financial services experience to PwC, with a focus on strategy and management consulting work. During his 23-year career in consulting, Makita has led and worked on engagements for insurers and financial services clients across Japan, Australia, the United States and South East Asia.

At PwC in Japan, Makita was a partner and head of the insurance consulting business, specialising in operating model design, process transformation, separation and integration, digital transformation and insurtech investment.

Yoshiro Makita relocates back to Australia to lead PwC's insurance arm

Earlier in his career, he served two other Big Four firms: KPMG (in Japan and Australia) and Deloitte (in Australia). Prior to that, he served Abeam Consulting (one of Japan’s largest consultancies and a partner of BearingPoint) and Accenture (back then Andersen Consulting), where he started his career.

“We are thrilled to have Yoshiro join the partnership to support the financial services practice. He brings a wealth of experience to the role and is well positioned to help our clients and the broader industry adapt to the changing landscape,” said Tom Gunson, Financial Services Leader at PwC.

Speaking about his appointment, Makita said, “I am delighted to be part of the PwC team and working with our insurance experts across the firm to make a real impact in a fast changing industry. I look forward to leveraging my global experience and expertise to contribute to the growth of the industry and helping our clients respond to changing customer expectations.”