Our people

Meet our team.

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Board of directors.

A team of the most experienced professionals
in the sector.

Martin Crawford.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Debby Davidson.

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
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Philip Lynch.

Director
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Leadership.

In-country experts with a deep understanding
of local markets.

Belinda Fung.

Partner
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Brian Tso.

Partner
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Gary Wong.

Partner
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Charmayne Chan.

Director
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Hoffman Chong.

Partner
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Johnny Wong.

Partner
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Joshua Konechny.

Partner & MD Thailand
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Karim Saleh.

Partner
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Matthew Lourey.

Partner
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Vinod Kumar.

Partner
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Winnie Li.

Director
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Martin Crawford.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

HONG KONG

Martin is one of the most experienced corporate services executives in Asia. He was the Group CEO of Vistra from 2009 to 2018, where he built the firm from a small regional player to be among the top three global corporate services providers, expanded the geographic reach from five countries to 46 jurisdictions, executed 35 M & A deals, and achieved outstanding equity returns for three successive PE owners.

Prior to Vistra, Martin spent over 15 years leading medium and large companies across the Asia-Pacific region in offshore financial services, foreign exchange and asset management, with a particular emphasis on PE-owned portfolio companies. Martin spent his early career in Australia in a number of sales and marketing roles before moving to Europe to further his academic studies. He worked with strategy consulting firm Bain & Company in London before relocating back to Australia where he spent seven years managing the institutional funds management division at MLC, one of the largest fund managers in Australasia. Prior to his move to Asia, he was Regional Managing Director (Asia-Pacific) for Travelex PLC, the world's largest non-bank foreign exchange specialist.

Martin holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of South Australia, and an MBA from IMD in Switzerland.

Debby Davidson.

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

HONG KONG

Debby has over 16 years’ professional services experience. Debby initially worked as a senior associate in the corporate finance team of a Magic Circle law firm in London and Hong Kong before developing and managing two separate trust and corporate services businesses in 2009: Nova Sage (an offshore incorporation service provider) and AFP Group (a trust and fiduciary service firm).

In these roles, she was instrumental in leading the regional expansion of the two businesses and consistently delivering year on year double digit revenue and profit growth, whilst increasing brand awareness and market share. As an owner manager, Debby also led on corporate governance compliance. Debby has a track record in managing regional teams, and successfully exited both her prior ventures in 2012 and 2015, respectively.

Debby has experience in a broad spectrum of business disciplines including corporate, debt finance, capital markets and private equity transactions. She has a particular focus on ultra-high net worth families in respect of which she has gained a sound understanding of their needs and demands. She is also well acquainted with the front and back office operations of their wealth managers and family offices. More specifically, Debby regularly advises clients on corporate structures, exit strategies, succession planning, trust, cross-border taxation issues and other relevant commercial and private wealth matters.

Debby holds a law degree from the University of Oxford and is admitted to the Law Society of England and Wales.

Philip Lynch.

Director

HONG KONG

Philip has been an investor and finance professional in Asia, Europe, the US and the Middle East for over 30 years. He was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers for 21 years where he was Head of Investment Banking for Asia Pacific and Head of European Equities, and four years at Nomura where he served as CEO Asia Pacific.

During this time, Philip handled over US$200 billion of deal origination and execution. He advised major companies and governments on numerous capital markets and advisory transactions including: privatizations of major utilities in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, China and India; the US$60 billion restructuring of Indonesia’s bank sector; a US$9.6 billion rights issue and placement for Carlsberg; the US$14 billion overnight market purchase by Chinalco of Rio-Tinto shares (the largest dawn raid in history), and the execution of the largest equity derivative transaction ever in Asia.

In 2013, he founded Stem Financial, a direct investment business that manages a combination of partner and third-party capital and focuses primarily on financial and professional services in Asia. Stem targets and has delivered 3x multiple of invested capital. Philip plays an active role in each of Stem’s portfolio companies and currently serves as Chairman of TR Bank and as a director of Compare Asia Group and APA Investments. He is also appointed by the Asian Development Bank as their nominated director on the board of Ameriabank.

Philip graduated from Yale University.

Belinda Fung.

Partner

HONG KONG

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 Institute of Chartered Secretaries and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administration.

Brian Tso.

Partner

HONG KONG

Brian joined Acclime as a Partner when he sold his former company, MACAW (corporate secretarial firm) to Acclime 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. Prior to founding MACAW, he 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.

Brian holds a Master degree in Corporate Governance and Bachelor degree in Accounting.

Charmayne Chan.

Director

HONG KONG

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

HONG KONG

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

HONG KONG

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

HONG KONG

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).

Joshua Konechny.

Partner & Managing Director, Thailand

THAILAND

Joshua is the founder and Managing Director of Interactive Associates which was acquired by Acclime in May 2019.

When Interactive Associates was established in 2011, Joshua had a clear mandate to help international clients navigate the complexities of doing business in Thailand. With a focus on communication, efficiency, and cost-effective business services, Joshua has grown Interactive Associates to be one of the top players in Thailand’s business services sector.

Joshua is a pioneer and early adopter of e-commerce strategies in the corporate services industry. He is responsible for implementing the e-commerce, digital marketing and technology driven solutions in Acclime. Joshua also co-founded and sits on the board of Cakebox Solutions, a software company specializing in enterprise integration and a worldwide Cisco Certified Solutions Plus partner.

Karim Saleh.

Partner

INDONESIA

Karim is the Chief Operating Officer of Magna Praxis, a partner firm of Acclime based in Indonesia.

Karim has 35 years of experience in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, corporate information systems management, business and management consulting and business process / payroll outsourcing industries. Client service has always been Karim's passion and he was the founder of the successful payroll services company, Tassaxia. Karim has held key positions at IBM, Oracle, Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young, and is currently also heading up payroll services at Magna Praxis.

Karim holds a degree from Bandung Institute of Technology.

Matthew Lourey.

Partner

VIETNAM

Matthew is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Domicile Corporate Services, a partner firm of Acclime. Matthew has over 24 years of professional services experience, with over 14 of those based in Asia. In 2014, he co-founded Domicile Corporate Services – a service provider of accounting, taxation, payroll, corporate establishment and advisory services to foreign-invested companies in Vietnam. With 65+ staff and offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi & Danang, the company focuses on market entry, outsourcing, reporting, due diligence and transaction support.

Matthew is a Director, and former President, of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, and has held various board positions for companies based out of Vietnam. He previously held the position of Director of Advisory Services at Grant Thornton in Vietnam, where he was responsible for transaction support, both buy-side and sell-side, valuations and due diligence. Matthew’s background in Australia is within the Big 4, where he held various roles including corporate taxation, business services, insolvency/reconstruction and advisory services. He has also held senior roles with two fund management companies, including as Compliance Officer for managed funds.

Matthew graduated with a Bachelor degree in Commerce from Monash University, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Australia in 1997.

Vinod Kumar.

Partner

INDONESIA

Vinod is the Chief Growth Officer of Magna Praxis, a partner firm of Acclime based in Indonesia.

Vinod has 25 years of experience working in top tier multinational companies including Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young and TMF. More recently, Vinod has been primarily helping multinational companies across various industries not only to set up, but also optimising the business structures for their investments in Indonesia. He has a practical approach to problem solving in both tax and legal matters in a country whose constant regulatory changes proves to be one of the biggest challenges for foreign investors in the region.

Vinod holds a degree from University of Sheffield.

Winnie Li.

Director

HONG KONG

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.

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