PwC has announced Nora Wu as the vice chairwoman and global human capital leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited.

Wu's promotion came into effect on July 1, 2014. She was previously the office senior partner at PwC Shanghai, the markets leader for Central China, the human capital leader for PwC Asia Pacific region as well as a member of the region's executive leadership team.

"Nora Wu brings to her new role a depth and breadth of experience that are critical to the continued success and growth of PwC,"  Dennis M. Nally, global chairman of PwC International said in a press release.

"Her background in managing the need for talent in a rapidly expanding economy will be invaluable in sustaining our global people strategy."

She has advised multinationals across industries on tax, business and human capital issues, and is also a regular speaker at business seminars on leadership.

Wu succeeds Dennis Finn, who is retiring from PwC to take up the role of CEO of the advisory business at WorleyParsons, a global engineering services company.