Cascade Asia Advisors names new executive director

Cascade Asia Advisors, a Southeast Asia focused business intelligence consultancy, has named Stuart Banham as executive director. Prior to the role, he was a former principal of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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.

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.

“We are ecstatic to have Banham stepping in as executive director for commercial due diligence,” said Brian Sheley, Cascade Asia’s managing director. “He 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.”

“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.”