PwC recruits insurance leader from Japan

Yoshiro Makita
PricewaterhouseCoopers - Insurance Leader
Date: 18 February 2022
Position: Insurance Leader
By Elizabeth Fry

PwC Australia has announced the appointment of Yoshiro Makita as insurance leader for Australia within the firm's financial services business.

Makita transferred from PwC Japan where he led its insurance consulting business, specialising in insurance operations and transformation.

As an insurance specialist, Makita led management consulting engagements for insurers and financial services clients across Japan, Australia, the US, and southeast Asia.

He has advised on a variety of areas including operating model design, separation and integration, digital transformation, and insurtech investment.

"We are thrilled to have Yoshiro join the partnership to support the Financial Services practice," said PwC Australia financial services leader Tom Gunson.

"Yoshiro 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.

"As the new Insurance leader, he will challenge himself to continue PwC's purpose of building trust in society as we solve our clients' important problems."

Commenting on his new role, Matika added: "I am delighted to be part of the PwC Australia 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."