On behalf of all the principals of Edge International, I am delighted to welcome Yarman J. Vachha to our firm. Based in Singapore, Yarman extends Edge International’s legal-services consulting reach in Asia across Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.
Yarman Vachha brings Edge International the benefit of his 38-year professional accounting and management career, including senior leadership and executive roles with global law firms Allen & Overy and Baker McKenzie. Yarman has a strong record of success in implementing key financial, operational and structural changes to make law firms more efficient, profitable and collaborative.
Working as Regional Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific, at Baker McKenzie (2010-2017), Yarman’s achievements included the full integration of two of the firm’s major business units (Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China, Vietnam and Korea with Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia), creating one business unit with revenues of US$400m, and 2,000 staff representing 55% of the Asia-Pacific business.
At Allen & Overy, during his tenure as Director and Chief Operating Officer, Asia and Middle East (1999-2010), he managed the entire finance, administration, human resources, marketing and IT functions across Asia, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. He was the only non-lawyer on the Asian management board, and one of only five directors managing the global support functions – the only director outside London.
Yarman J. Vachha also developed strong mentoring and people-management skills in his role as Hong Kong cricket captain (1986 – 1988), both as manager and national selector, and represented Hong Kong internationally (1974 – 1995).