RSM names James Komninos chair of $1 billion Asia Pacific unit

05 March 2023 1 min. read
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RSM has appointed Australia-based company veteran James Komninos as the new chair of its Asia Pacific region.

In his new role, Komninos leads a region covering 20 countries (including Australia and New Zealand) generating combined revenues of over US$1 billion. Notably, in 2022 the Asia Pacific region grew by a fast-paced 19% to eclipse the milestone for the first time.

Perth-based partner Komninos has been with RSM since 1993, growing the ranks within the audit and assurance division to become one of the firm’s most senior figures.

James Komninos, Chair Asia Pacific, RSM

He is a member of RSM Australia’s 5-person national executive, and a member of the RSM International board of directors, responsible for the global oversight of RSM in 130+ countries around the world.

In his client work, Komninos has extensive experience in auditing and providing general accounting assistance to clients from a range of industries, including construction, engineering, agribusiness, mining, and natural resources. He serves both listed companies and large private entities.

In addition, Komninos provides strategic and governance advice to a diverse range of boards in Western Australia, including listed companies, co-operatives incorporated associations and non-profit organisations.

In a statement, RSM said the appointment reflected Komninos’s commitment and expertise after more than 30 years of experience in audit and assurance. “He had developed RSM’s brand through the use of global delivery models and tools to drive business transformation,” said RSM CEO Jean Stephens.

Komninos takes over the chair role from Wong Poh Weng, the former chairman of RSM in Hong Kong.