Going Global or Accessing Asia

Panel Guest - San Retna

Partner at Deloitte Australia
Practice Leader for Enterprise Portfolio Management

San is a Partner with Deloitte Australia and has lived in Sydney for the last five years.

His focus is on helping Financial Services and AutoClub organisations to effectively bridge strategy to execution. His expertise includes enhancing Strategy Translation, Business Architecture, Project Portfolio Management and Adoption capabilities. His daily work involves setting up large-scale transformation initiatives for success for a variety of clients in the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to that San was a Vice President with Safeway for over 4 years, leading its IT Effectiveness & Optimisation team and the Program Management Office

He started his career with Macy's in New York. After his MBA, He spent 10 years with Accenture in a variety of roles working with Fortune 500 financial clients including: Bell Atlantic, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Philip Morris and Washington Mutual.

After this he took on the Chief Portfolio Officer role at AAA of Northern California and managed an annual internal investment in excess of $200M.

San has lived and worked in over 20 countries - including the United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Singapore, USA and Australia. He has been an expatriate and immigrant on several occasions and is experienced in cross-cultural leadership and adapting to new markets."