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Hong Kong’s premier corporate specialist with global standards.

We are Acclime Hong Kong.

Acclime is a premier provider of professional formation, accounting, tax, HR & advisory services in Hong Kong. We focus on providing high-quality outsourcing and consulting services to our international clients in Hong Kong and throughout the region.

  • The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute
  • Certified accountants (HKICPA)
  • Trust or Company Service Providers Licensee: TC007308
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    From Asia, for Asia.

    Acclime Hong Kong is part of the Acclime Group – an Asia-focused corporate services specialist with a genuine, on-the-ground presence in all of Asia’s hardest-to-navigate markets. By staying on top of regulatory changes, we help our corporate clients manage local governmental and administrative compliance issues quickly and with a minimum of fuss.

    Vision & mission

    Elevating the standards of corporate governance in Asia.

    At Acclime, we aspire to become Asia’s premier corporate services firm, elevating the standards of corporate governance everywhere we operate. We are active in all Asian markets, with a particular focus on emerging Asia, where it is difficult to find corporate services firms offering the same high standards and responsiveness as it is in the more mainstream locations such as Hong Kong and Singapore.


    The Acclime difference

    Built from the bottom up.

    We are unique in the field of corporate services in Asia in that Acclime is partner owned and its partners are the largest shareholders in the company. What does it mean to you and your business?

    Seamless regional service

    In Acclime’s obstacle-free structure, our partners have the drive and willingness to collaborate across borders irrespective of which of our offices will reap the benefit.

    Hands-on attention

    Our clients receive far more hands-on attention from our senior managers and partners than they would at Big Four firms or similar corporate services providers in Asia.

    Speed & flexibility

    We are nimble, responsive and always able to help. Our partners can make swift and effective decisions on your behalf, cutting through bureaucracy and guiding you forward.

    Brand values

    Our beliefs unlock true potential.

    Expertise.

    Our local knowledge of complex Asian markets is unparalleled. But we get the big picture, too — with a global perspective that will help your business interests prosper.

    Agility.

    We help you navigate the most complex aspects of operating throughout Asia. Applying speed and dexterity to win you success, our reliability eases anxiety and stress in your operations.

    Innovation.

    Innovative thinking and new technology are what make Acclime different. Everything we do is geared to serve you and accelerate your business.

    Collaboration.

    Across Asian markets or in our own teams, working with you and for you, we believe combined efforts give the best outcome.

    Empathy.

    It’s emotional intelligence that really sets us apart, thanks to deep roots country-by-country. Driving your business forward with fairness and humility.

    Our people

    Leadership.

    In-country experts with an exceptional industry reputation and track record in Hong Kong.

    Addison Kwok.

    Director, Operations
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    Belinda Fung.

    Partner
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    Brian Tso.

    Partner
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    Caesar Wong.

    Managing Director, Tax
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    Charmayne Chan.

    Director
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    Eric Chen.

    Managing Partner
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    Florian Braunsteiner.

    Commercial Director
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    Gary Wong.

    Partner
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    Hoffman Chong.

    Partner
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    Michael Chan.

    Partner
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    Miguel Latorre.

    Managing Director
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    Joanna Lee.

    Partner
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    Johnathan Lai.

    Managing Director
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    Johnny Wong.

    Partner
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    Karen Poon.

    Partner
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    Kenny Wong.

    Managing Director, Corporate Advisory
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    Osman Arab.

    Managing Director
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    Samuel Chan.

    Partner
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    Saji Mathew.

    Partner
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    Stefan Kracht.

    Partner, Group Integration Director
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    Vanessa Ng.

    Director, Finance & Accounting
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    Winnie Li.

    Director
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    Belinda Fung.

    Partner

    Belinda joined Acclime in November 2017 and established the listed company division, she is now the head of compliance of the division.

    With 20 years of experience in the corporate secretarial field, Belinda has been the named company secretary of a number of listed companies for over 10 years. She has extensive experience in company secretarial, compliance, corporate governance and corporate finance affairs for Hong Kong listed companies.

    Belinda holds a Master of Finance degree from Curtin University of Technology, Australia. She is a fellow member of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (formerly known as The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries) and The Chartered Governance Institute (formerly known as The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators).

    Brian Tso.

    Partner

    Brian joined Acclime as a Partner in April 2019. Brian is a practicing Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Secretary. He has over 15 years of experience in accounting, company secretarial and financial management ad has been the senior vice president of an investment firm, financial controller of a listed company and manager of an international ‘Big 4’ accounting firm.

    Brian currently acts as independent non-executive director and/or chairman or member of the audit committee in a number of listed companies. He is also appointed as the company secretary for a number of listed companies which operate in various industries and markets. Brian is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries.

    Charmayne Chan.

    Director

    Charmayne joined Acclime in September 2018, she is a team head of the corporate services division. Charmayne is responsible for providing professional advice and handling corporate secretarial matters for companies in Hong Kong and other jurisdictions.

    Charmayne has over 14 years of experience in company secretarial field. Prior to joining Acclime, she has worked in listed companies and law firm. Charmayne has extensive experience in performing full range of company secretarial duties of listed companies (Main and GEM boards) and private companies of major jurisdictions.

    Charmayne is a Chartered Governance Professional and an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA). She holds a Master degree in Corporate Governance and Bachelor degree in Business Administration.

    Gary Wong.

    Partner

    Gary joined Acclime as a Partner when his former company BPO Global Services merged with Acclime in April 2019. With over 16 years of experience in the financial and corporate services industry, Gary is a well-respected financial and professional services advisor. Over the years, Gary has led numerous cross border mergers and acquisitions in Greater China, as well as providing debt financing advice to companies in China, Hong Kong and London.

    Prior to the establishment of BPO Global Services, Gary was the Hong Kong and Greater China Managing Director of two separate multinational trust and corporate service providers, where he had responsibility for operations, business development and strategic development. During this period, he led the client service teams in their provision of a wide range of services, including family trust, corporate and estate planning solutions, establishment and management of the company, as well as fund administration and accounting services.

    Gary is highly engaged in community services, and currently serves on the following boards and associations: Committee Member of CPPCC Sichuan Province, Yan Oi Tong the 40th Term Board of Directors (Year 2019-2020), Vice Chairman of Reading Dreams Foundation and Hong Kong CPPCC Youth Association.

    Gary holds an undergraduate degree in Information Management from Deakin University and a Master degree in Business Systems from Monash University in Australia.

    Hoffman Chong.

    Partner

    Hoffman joined Acclime as a Partner when his former company BPO Global Services merged with Acclime in April 2019. He is mainly responsible for business development and client relationship management.

    Hoffman has over 18 years of experience serving corporate clients in Asia. Prior to founding BPO Global Services, Hoffman held several senior leadership positions at various global corporate service providers in Asia where he took the lead in business development, corporate governance, investor relations and business intelligence. He was also responsible for developing corporate relationship and managing strategic partnerships.

    Johnny Wong.

    Partner

    Johnny joined Acclime as a Partner when he sold his former company, MACAW (corporate secretarial firm) to Acclime in April 2019. Johnny is a practicing Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Secretary. He has over 14 years of experience in accounting, company secretarial and financial management. Prior to founding MACAW, he was the finance manager of a US-listed company and manager of an international Big 4 accounting firm.

    Johnny is appointed as the company secretary for a number of listed companies which operate in various industries and markets. Johnny is a fellow (practicing) member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries. Johnny is actively engaged in community services and has served as an assistant scout leader of 1st Hong Kong Group since early 2000.

    Johnny holds a Master degree in Corporate Governance and Bachelor degree in Business Administration (major in Accounting).

    Winnie Li.

    Director

    Winnie joined Acclime as a Director in January 2019 when her former company Edtoma (the company secretarial subsidiary of CWCC) formed a strategic partnership with Acclime. Winnie has over 20 years of experience in providing professional advice and handling corporate secretarial matters for companies in Hong Kong and other jurisdictions. She joined Edtoma in 2003 and assisted in building up the company secretarial teams in Shenzhen and Nanchang. She began her company secretary career at the Business Service Division of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Winnie is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA). She holds a Bachelor degree in Business Studies, Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Administration from City University of Hong Kong and a Masters degree in China Area Studies from the University of Hong Kong.

    Winnie serves as a member of the Education Committee and Assessment Review Panel of HKICS since 2011 and 2015 respectively.

    Saji Mathew.

    Partner

    Saji joined Acclime as a Partner when his former company Ander Group merged with Acclime in January 2020.

    With 26 years’ experience in the industry, Saji has been part of numerous corporate restructuring initiatives for a diverse range of clients’ portfolios, as well as provision of on-going administrative and regulatory support for start-up business ventures in Hong Kong. Saji has earned a reputation as a specialist in corporate structuring, administration and regulatory compliance requirements for Hong Kong as well as a variety of offshore jurisdictions.

    Saji began his professional career as a management trainee in a prominent South Asian conglomerate. In 1994, Saji joined a respected fiduciary services firm in Hong Kong as a Corporate Services Executive. After 15 years in the fiduciary services industry, he co-founded Ander Group and developed the group to a medium sized organization serving a wide range of client base.

    Saji holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce and Bachelor Degree in Law from the UK. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Technology. Saji is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

    Michael Chan.

    Partner

    Michael joined Acclime as a Partner in September 2022, he was the founder of MCGI Consultancy Limited, a corporate service provider of corporate set-up, corporate restructuring advisory, tax and accounting for private and listed companies, and MCGI was merged with Acclime in September 2022 by amalgamation.

    Michael has over 20 years of experience in accounting, audit, company secretarial, corporate governance and financial management, he is the managing director of a medium size CPA Practising firm in Hong Kong, and currently Michael acts as company secretary and independent non-executive director for a number of listed companies. Michael is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

    Michael holds an honours degree in accountancy from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong.

    Florian Braunsteiner.

    Commercial Director

    Florian is based in Hong Kong and his experience lies in advising international companies wanting to grow their Greater China and APAC business. He leads the business development and tax advisory teams. Moreover, Florian is also responsible for Acclime’s Greater China ERP and CRM services, supporting clients to improve their operations management through digitisation.

    Prior to moving to Hong Kong and joining Acclime, Florian worked for a consulting firm in Shanghai where he mostly assisted European firms entering the Chinese market. Moreover, he worked several years in Austria in various banking roles. Florian is deeply involved in understanding the intricacies of the current business environment in China, as well as international trade agreements and affairs between Asia and Europe.

    Florian received his bachelor’s degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and a master’s degree from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business. He speaks English, German, Chinese, Spanish, and French.

    Addison Kwok.

    Director, Operations

    Addison is based in Hong Kong and is a Director in the Operations team. His role is to manage the team’s internal operation finances, IT and ERP infrastructures in Hong Kong and China.

    Addison has over 20 years of experience in the accounting field. Prior to joining Acclime, he worked in the multinational company – Fiducia Management Consultants for 15 years. Addison has an extensive experience in performing a wide range of accounting, finance, optimisation, and analysis to support the business growth.

    Addison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Hull. He speaks fluently Cantonese, English, Mandarin, and Portuguese.

    Vanessa Ng.

    Director, Finance & Accouting

    Vanessa is based in Hong Kong and is a Director in the Finance and Accounting team. Her role is to assist the business development and ensure new clients have a smooth on-boarding process in Hong Kong in terms of accounting and finance. Her experience lies in building a strong client relationship with key accounts and supporting them in their business growth. Moreover, Vanessa also assists the ERP and CRM services team in the digital transformation including the development of a clients Web Portal.

    Prior to relocating back to Hong Kong and joining Acclime, Vanessa spent 9 years in the United Kingdom where she trained and worked as an auditor in London for 6 years. Then, she moved to Shanghai for 2 years and worked at RSM Choi Lim as an auditor. Vanessa returned to Hong Kong in 2012 when she joined Fiducia Management Consultants as a Senior Accountant.

    Vanessa is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and Management Information Systems from the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K.

    Stefan Kracht.

    Partner, Group Integration Director

    Fiducia merged into Acclime Group in August 2022 and formally transitioned to the Acclime brand in July 2023. Fiducia was founded by Stefan’s parents Cynthia and Juergen in 1982 to carry out critical and necessary commercial operations for clients who source, sell or manufacture in Greater China.

    As Group Integration Director, Stefan’s goal is to harness the entrepreneurial energy of the group’s equity partners, combined with the stability of those partners’ teams, across our extensive geographic coverage to provide seamless services to our clients, and growth opportunities to our team.

    Prior to joining Acclime, Stefan was MD and owner of Fiducia for 18 years, responsible for service delivery to hundreds of clients and his team of over 100 specialists in five offices. After joining Fiducia in 2005, Stefan transformed the company culture, processes and systems to deliver multiple integrated services in long-term client relationships. Specifically, Stefan and his senior team refined Fiducia’s client strategy and positioning to focus on European owner-operated firms, ranging from USD50m-1b in revenues; integrated Fiducia’s sales and service delivery to ensure seamless client interaction; introduced technology-based delivery using ERP and other systems to enable scalability and transparency; and formalised Fiducia’s deep expertise with complicated and changing local rules and regulations. Many of these clients now looking to expand within Asia, which was a key reason for Fiducia becoming part of Acclime.

    Stefan holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from the London School of Economics and a joint MBA from Kellogg (USA) and the University of Science & Technology (HK). He is a German national, fluent in English and German, and conversational in Mandarin and French. Stefan is an elected board member of the German Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and Vice-Chairman of the Management Consultancies Association of Hong Kong.

    Eric Chen.

    Managing Partner

    Eric is Managing Partner of Acclime Advisory Services and concurrently serves as the Head of Tax Services. Eric has substantial experience in providing tax and business consulting services to international clients, including consultation on investment structure, the establishment of foreign investment enterprises in the PRC, special tax preferential treatment applications, tax ruling requests, and corporate and individual income tax planning.

    Eric began his professional journey in 2001 with the Tax and Business Advisory Division of Ernst & Young in their Hong Kong and Shanghai offices. He joined RSM Hong Kong in 2005 and was promoted to a Partner in 2011.

    Eric is a Registered Tax Preparer with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. He is also an active speaker on Hong Kong and China tax-related topics, having presented at various platforms such as the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management, the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, and CCH Executive Events. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University, USA.

    Osman Arab.

    Managing Director

    Osman is Managing Director of Acclime Advisory Services and Head of Corporate Advisory Services, where he oversees a broad range of areas, including corporate insolvency administration, restructuring, consultancy review, and forensic accounting investigations. He is also responsible for managing litigation, arbitration, and mediation processes.

    With over 20 years of accounting and commercial experience, Osman has been involved in numerous turnaround projects across various industries and handled various transactions in Hong Kong and the PRC. Osman is experienced in schemes of arrangement, dispute resolution, and cross-border matters. Osman also acts as an estate administrator.

    Osman holds a Bachelor of Economics with a major in Accounting and Finance from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is a Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and holds several other professional memberships, including CPA Australia and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has also earned a Specialist Designation in Insolvency from the HKICPA. Osman has been a presenter for various HKICPA training courses and serves on the sub-committee for Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty Industry Standards and Best Practices at the HKICPA.

    Johnathan Lai.

    Managing Director

    Johnathan is Managing Director of Acclime Advisory Services. He specialises in forensic accounting and litigation support, with expertise in corporate restructuring, insolvency, financial review, due diligence, and civil and criminal litigation. His experience covers assets tracing, commercial fraud, employee fraud, FCPA, insurance claims, internal audits, shareholder disputes, and assisting distressed companies with restructuring and winding down.

    Prior to joining RSM Hong Kong in 2009, he spent four years with a top U.S.-based consultancy firm in Hong Kong, where he specialised in forensic accounting and litigation support.

    Johnathan holds a Bachelor of Commerce with First-class Honors, majoring in Accounting and Finance, from The Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. He is a member of several professional organisations, including the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the CFA Institute. He is also certified in Financial Forensics and is a member of the Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty (RIF) at the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA).

    Samuel Chan.

    Partner

    Samuel specialises in the provision of China and Hong Kong tax and business advisory services, with expertise in tax structuring, inbound/outbound investment, transfer pricing, transaction support, profit repatriation planning and foreign investment enterprise formation. He also provides individual tax services for expatriates working in China and Hong Kong.

    Samuel began his tax professional journey with Arthur Andersen in their Hong Kong and China offices. Before joining RSM Hong Kong in 2003, Samuel worked with a Hong Kong-listed telecommunications group, where he was responsible for the group’s business development and strategic planning in the Greater China Region.

    Samuel is a Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (TIHK). He is also a CPA Member of CPA Australia. Samuel is an active speaker on tax-related topics and has presented at various platforms, such as the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs, CPA Australia, and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, among others.

    Karen Poon.

    Partner

    Karen is a trusted advisor in M&A, due diligence, financial advisory and consulting services. With extensive experience in transaction advisory, accounting and consulting, she has profound knowledge in serving a diverse clientele that includes private equity, diversified financial institutions, multinational corporations, listed companies, family offices and high-net-worth investors across pan-Asia with focused markets in Hong Kong, PRC and the US. Karen specialises in formulating strategic deal advice and transactional structures and has led numerous high-profile cross-border and domestic transactions and consulting projects.

    Prior to her current capacity, Karen was Managing Director at RSM Hong Kong and Senior Manager in the Strategy and Transactions practice at EY. She has broad experience in both the buy-side and sell-side perspectives, and her clients span multiple sectors, including real estate, technology, media and telecommunication (TMT), financial services, healthcare, energy, consumer products, etc.

    Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and is also a Certified Public Accountant in the US.

    Joanna Lee.

    Partner

    Joanna is Partner at Acclime Advisory Services and focuses on tax services. Her responsibilities include corporate and individual tax planning and compliance, corporate accounting compliance and advisory, as well as transfer pricing review and documentation preparation.

    Joanna joined RSM Hong Kong in August 2004, initially working in the Audit and Assurance Department and later transitioned to the Tax Department in July 2006, where she has since honed her expertise in Hong Kong and China tax, along with business advisory services for multi-national clients.

    Joanna is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (TIHK). She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with First-class Honors, majoring in Accounting.

    Caesar Wong.

    Managing Director, Tax

    Caesar is Managing Director of China Advisory Services at Acclime Advisory Services. Focusing on China and cross-border tax and business projects, his areas of expertise include tax risk mitigation, tax controversy solutions, M&A tax advisory, practical transfer pricing, optimisation of cross-border arrangements, government services and training services for executives, officials and tax practitioners. He also serves as a China tax expert witness for litigation cases at the High Court of Hong Kong.

    Caesar has over 30 years of professional tax and business advisory experience and has worked for Andersen, PwC, EY, Deloitte and RSM. He was seconded to Shanghai in 1994 and worked at offices in Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macao, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Caesar is the pioneer for Greater Bay Area (GBA) and Free Trade Zone advisory, submits comments on tax bills and policies, and cooperated with Shenzhen Tax Service of State Taxation Administration (STA) to draft the pioneer rules and implementation guidelines for qualified tax advisers from Hong Kong and Macao to practice in the mainland.

    Caesar is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Hong Kong, a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and a qualified tax practitioner registered in China. His professional appointments include Vice President cum Chairman of the China Taxation Committee of The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (TIHK), Member of the Global Forum for Taxation and GBA Advisory Board of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Member of the Taxation Academic Research Committee of each of The Chinese Tax Institute and China International Taxation Research Institute affiliated by STA.

    Kenny Wong.

    Managing Director, Corporate Advisory

    Kenny serves as a key advisor in Acclime Advisory Services with a focus on corporate insolvency administrations and corporate recovery. His responsibilities span a wide range of insolvency procedures, including court liquidations, voluntary administrations, receiverships and personal bankruptcy.

    With over 20 years of experience, Kenny has specialised in all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency procedures. His industry experience is diverse, covering a wide range of sectors. Kenny has also managed numerous cross-border insolvency assignments involving the BVI, the Cayman Islands, and the PRC. He has solid experience in handling distressed assets in the PRC and is experienced in leading liquidation committees of PRC companies.

    Kenny holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus on Accounting & Finance from The University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He also holds a Specialist Designation in Insolvency from the HKICPA and is a member of the Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty (RIF) at the HKICPA.

    Miguel Latorre.

    Managing Director

    Miguel has over 19 years of rich professional experience, navigating diverse landscapes across Asia, Europe, and Indonesia.

    His career began in 2006 when he relocated to Indonesia, serving as an International Trade Advisor at the Spanish Embassy. By 2007, he founded a consultancy focused on Indonesia’s import/export sector. Miguel’s expertise in international expansion shone through in 2010, leading the Southeast Asian outreach for a multinational Spanish food processing company. In 2013, he launched Global Expandia, which was later acquired by Vistra in 2017.

    An alumnus of Boston University, Miguel holds a Master’s in Leadership and International Relations. Committed to continuous growth, he further honed his skills through executive programs at Harvard University, including “Leading Professional Service Firms” and “Alternative Investments.” Miguel’s journey is a testament to a wealth of international experience, a commitment to excellence, and ongoing professional development.