Yuichi Sugiyama

Yuichi Sugiyama

Partner, PwC Malaysia, PwC Japan


  • Audit and accounting advisory
  • Advisory on IFRS convergence and J-SOX
  • Business advisory on newly setup, group’s restructuring and liquidation

Summary of expertise

Sugiyama is Partner in PwC Malaysia, has over 16 years of experience in audit engagements in Malaysia and has been Japanese Business Leader of PwC Malaysia since July 2016. Currently he handles more than 80 Japanese audit engagements as audit engagement leader. He is the only Japanese CPA who takes an engagement leader role in audit engagements amongst Big 4 in Malaysia, and has been a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He is the only member of MIA amongst Japanese professionals from Big 4 in Malaysia. He also has significant experiences in handling IFRS convergence and J-SOX exercises for Japanese clients in Malaysia.

He is also a key member of the Japanese Business Consulting Group of PwC Malaysia, and provides consulting services including advice on initial set-up, business operations, restructuring, and liquidation to Japanese clients in Malaysia.

He was involved in audit on listed companies and multi-national companies in Japan for 5 years in PricewaterhouseCoopers Tokyo, prior to joining PwC Malaysia in 2002. He also worked on a number of financial due diligence projects during his stint with PricewaterhouseCoopers Tokyo.


  • Member of the Japan Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)


Malaysia is a warm climate country which is located in almost center of South East Asia. Malaysia is one of the successful countries in South East Asia on economic growth and currently GDP per capita is almost at USD 10,000 which is the second highest (the highest is Singapore) in the region. There are numerous number of Japanese companies’ subsidiaries set up in Malaysia especially electronics industries since 1980’s. There was a change in government in May 2018 which was the first time since country’s independence in 1957 and Dr. Mahathir who is pro-Japanese returned to Prime Minister approximately 15 years after he stepped down in 2003.

The Japanese Business Consulting Group of PwC Malaysia can act as so called “convenience store” for Japanese companies in Malaysia where Japanese companies can contact us for any business matters/issues for the first contact point. Since there are some Japanese professionals who have stayed for quite a number of years in Malaysia, we believe that we can provide Japanese companies with some useful information to resolve the issues. Kindly feel free to contact us for any of business matters that you require our assistance.

Besides, one of strengths we have in the Japanese Business Consulting Group of PwC Malaysia is to carry out the engagement by Japanese professionals (or Japanese speaking local professionals) for Japanese companies in Malaysia, as and when it is necessary. As compared to the case where Japanese professionals can only act as “liaison” with local engagement team, it could be more prompt in terms of decision making and also more importantly, we can work towards the requirements from Japanese companies much more closely. Please feel free to contact us for any business matters/concerns.

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