Yarman has 40 years of experience in finance, accounting, management and consulting throughout Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Prior to joining Edge International he acted for 7 years as Regional Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer – Asia Pacific for Baker McKenzie, based in Singapore, overseeing the operations of 17 offices in the Asia Pacific region.
His further experience as COO & CFO of Allen & Overy – Asia & Middle East for 11 years, Partner at Moore Stephens, an international accounting firm, and in other senior positions, has given him the excellent credentials to serve as a management consultant to the professional services industry operating globally.
Yarman is a UK, Hong Kong and Australian qualified CPA and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), and has worked in Hong Kong and Singapore for the entirety of his career.
Upon leaving the corporate world in June 2017, Yarman has focused on consulting and advising legal and professional service firms in all aspects of governance, financial and operational efficiencies across multiple jurisdictions globally. Typical engagements include:
- advising a local Singapore law firm on a merger with a top 20 US law firm, including the related change management aspects of the merger
- detailed strategic review and implementation of global governance recommendations for an international professional services network spread over 100 countries
- mentoring services to partners and C-suite executives regionally.
Yarman provides a unique proposition to his clients. Having managed law firms regionally at a grassroots level for over two decades, he is a very “hands-on” person who excels in providing practical and commercial advice on improving profitability, operations, governance and building high-performing teams across cultures.