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.

Aditi Dugar.

Client Relations Manager
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Alan Ang.

Group Commercial Director
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Anil Dixit.

Director
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Ann Sophie de Meester.

Director
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Asha Dixit.

Managing Director, Singapore
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Belinda Fung.

Partner
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Bram Voeten.

Business Development Manager
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Brian Tso.

Partner
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Gary Wong.

Partner
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Genevieve Hamel.

Accounting Manager
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Gina Chen.

Operations Director
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Charmayne Chan.

Director
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Hendra Saputra.

Head of Tax Services
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Henry Ng.

Partner
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Hoffman Chong.

Partner
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Johnny Wong.

Partner
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Ivy Tran.

Accountant Consultant
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Joshua Konechny.

Partner & MD Thailand
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James Ient.

Chairman, Singapore
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Jasmine Seet.

Director, Singapore
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Joy Lu.

Senior Accountant
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Karim Saleh.

Partner
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Keith Loose.

Chief Technology Officer
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Maarten Roos.

Partner
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Maggie Wong.

Senior Manager
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Mee Ching Wong.

Director
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Matthew Lourey.

Partner
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Puji Gulo.

Business Development Executive
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Pui Er Loke.

Accountant Consultant
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Ramute Marciukoniene.

Manager, Special Projects
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Robin Tabbers.

Partner
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Saji Mathew.

Partner
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Sari Rahmi.

Business Development Associate
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Sehr Dixit.

Director
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Sibing Tan.

Senior Accounting Manager
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Stella Zhou.

Director
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Vinod Kumar.

Partner
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Winnie Li.

Director
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Martin Crawford.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

CHINA – 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

CHINA – 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

CHINA – 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.

Alan Ang.

Group Commercial Director

SINGAPORE

Alan has worked in the professional services industry for over 10 years with extensive experience in regional and global markets. At Acclime, Alan is responsible for overseeing the sales and commercial function to drive commercial growth.

Alan is experienced in multi-jurisdictional engagements. He constantly engage other professionals, senior management and CXO members driving closures to all tough situations through value added service and professional dialogue. He is well verse in handling complex contracting and helping his clients’ expansion initiatives into APAC.

Prior to joining Acclime, he has held senior leadership positions at TMF, Boardroom, ADP and Hawksford.

Asha Dixit.

Managing Director, Singapore

SINGAPORE

Asha joined Acclime when her former company, Money Matters was acquired by Acclime in December 2019.

She was the founder and CEO of Money Matters where she led a multicultural team of 25 professionals. She is responsible of setting the standards of high quality and personalised service, which defines our practice.

Prior to setting up Money Matters, Asha had 13 years of rich and diverse experience as a service provider to Multiplan, Nestle, Oracle and Gilette, which were based in Iraq, India and UK respectively. While accompanying her husband for his career moves internationally, Asha worked with International Support Group in Thailand to set up a trust fund for educating under-privileged Thai children.

Asha is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Anil Dixit.

Director

SINGAPORE

Anil joined Acclime as a Director when his former company, Money Matters was acquired by Acclime in December 2019.

Anil was the co-founding partner of Money Matters. He was responsible for strategic planning, nurturing the firm’s culture and building the team dynamics.

Anil has over 40 years of business experience with leading multinational corporations including Metal Box, Unilever and Pepsico. After retiring from Pepsico as VP HR for Asia in 2004, he built a successful consulting practice with clients including Pepsico, ABN Amro Bank, DHL, HP, L’Oreal, Dyson and Bakrie Telecom Indonesia.

Anil holds a Post Graduate Degree in Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and is a certified Master professional in Appreciative Inquiry.

Belinda Fung.

Partner

CHINA – 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

CHINA – 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

CHINA – 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.

Henry Ng.

Partner

MALAYSIA

Henry is the owner and Managing Director of Mansec Corporate Consultant which was acquired by Acclime in November 2019.

Henry has over 18 years of experience in the corporate secretarial field, and currently acts as corporate secretary for a number of listed companies and hundreds of private entities in Malaysia. He has the extensive experience in performing other corporate secretarial duties including company setup, corporate restructuring, initial public offerings, merger and acquisition etc. Prior to setting up Mansec, Henry began his career as an audit executive in a reputable firm in Kuala Lumpur.

Henry is also highly engaged in the startup community in Malaysia and often gives training at events organised by The Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MAGIC) and Selangor Information Technology & Ecommerce Council (SITEC). He is also a mentor at the Malaysian Chapter of Founder Institute and SITEC.

Henry is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK) and member of the Chartered Secretaries Malaysia. He was also a Fellow member of Association of Accounting Technicians (UK) and member of National Institute of Accountants in Australia. He was the Chairman of Association of Accounting Technicians (Malaysian Branch) from 2003 to 2012.

Gary Wong.

Partner

CHINA – 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

CHINA – 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

CHINA – 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 Acclime Indonesia, formmerly known as Magna Praxis.

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.

Keith Loose.

Chief Technology Officer

CHINA – HONG KONG

Keith has over 24 years of professional experience delivering a range of solutions across a variety of industries. His career initially started out as a consultant, working with teams delivering cutting edge technology platforms into sell-side investment banks that focused specifically on low-latency pricing, before moving to solve some of the big data needs of those firms utilizing open-source and commercial technology products.

Over the years, he has been responsible for the design and development of many of the technology platforms still in active use, processing millions of transactions daily, ensuring the some of the biggest names across the street fulfill their regulatory duties.

Keith has previously achieved a variety of professional certifications from a number of organisations such as Microsoft, Nokia, Cisco and Checkpoint.

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.

Ramute Marciukoniene.

Manager, Special Projects

SINGAPORE

Ramute joined Acclime in July 2006 and operates from London.

Ramute has over 13 years of professional experience in handling accounting, taxation, corporate secretarial, on-boarding and training of new entrants while developing operational infrastructure to support the growing practice. Ramute has been instrumental in streamlining processes across the departments, improving governance, bringing processes in-house and maintaining the company’s “going the extra mile” approach to client service.

Prior to joining Acclime, Ramute worked as an accounts assistant in an insurance company in Lithuania and completed an internship in a private investment bank in Paris.

Ramute is a certified chartered accountant (FCCA) and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. She holds an MBA and a Master in Finance. She is multilingual in English, French, Russian and Lithuanian.

Sehr Dixit.

Director

SINGAPORE

Sehr has been with the firm for over 10 years. As a Director, she co-manages the accounting and tax practice. She has held various roles within the firm advising clients on corporate secretarial, tax and accounting matters.

Prior to joining Acclime, Sehr spent 5 years working in the Investment Banking practice of Citigroup in New York.

Sehr holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College. She is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and member of The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Sibing Tan.

Senior Accounting Manager

SINGAPORE

Sibing leads the accounting team to provide accounting, payroll and tax services.

Sibing has over 12 years of experience in auditing and accounting. She started her career as an external auditor in PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore, where she spent 5 years. Prior to joining Acclime, she headed the accounting practice in a professional services firm and worked closely with clients across a wide array of industries.

Sibing holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).

Vinod Kumar.

Partner

INDONESIA

Vinod is the Chief Growth Officer of Acclime Indonesia, formerly known as Magna Praxis.

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

CHINA – 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.

Aditi Dugar.

Client Relations Manager

SINGAPORE

Aditi is responsible for managing the company secretarial team and supporting the management team to manage client relationships.

Aditi has over 10 years of experience working in various countries. She started her career as an audit assistant while pursuing her chartered accountancy. She then worked as an external auditor with one of the Big 4 in India. Prior to joining Acclime Singapore, she led the internal audit team at a pharmaceutical company in Thailand.

Aditi is a certified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants India. She is also a Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries in India and holds a Bachelor’s degree of Commerce from the University of Calcutta.

Genevieve Hamel.

Accounting Manager

SINGAPORE

Genevieve has over 15 years of experience in accounting, auditing and financial services in Canada, Cuba, Burkina Faso and Singapore. She has experience in a wide array of industries including finance, real estate, oil and gas and mining.

Genevieve is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree of Commerce with Honours in Accounting from McGill University. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Chartered Professional Accountants.

Mee Ching Wong.

Director

MALAYSIA

Mee Ching is a Director at Acclime Malaysia, responsible for managing the day-to-day operation and implementing strategies for the business. She also manages human resources aspect of the office.

Mee Ching has more than 15 years of experience in the corporate services industry. Prior to joining Acclime, she was with a big 4 corporate services firm and GLC as company secretary.

Mee Ching holds a Bachelor Degree of Accounting (Hons) from a reputable UK university and license to act as company secretary from the Companies Commission of Malaysia.

Maggie Wong .

Senior Manager

MALAYSIA

Maggie joined Acclime Malaysia in 2010 and is now a Senior Manager responsible for technical research, managing day-to-day operation and implementing business strategies for the business, and dealing with respective authorities.

Maggie has 15 years of experience in performing full range of company secretarial duties. Prior to joining Acclime, she has worked in an international corporate services firm.

Maggie is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK) and Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Hendra Saputra.

Head of Tax Services

INDONESIA

Hendra is the head of tax services and holds a senior position in the organisation. He has 12 years of solid experience as a tax consultant dealing with various aspects of tax services, which include tax dispute resolution (tax audit, tax objection and tax appeal), tax due diligence, tax review, tax returns preparation, and tax advisory. His clients are mostly multinationals from various industries, including manufacturing, consumer goods, real estate, energy, utilities and mining.

Hendra has held key positions in top tier tax consulting firms, including PwC. Hendra has also led the tax service business at TMF Indonesia.

Hendra graduated from a reputable University in Jakarta and holds a C level Tax Consultant License.

Puji Gulo.

Business Development Executive

INDONESIA

Puji’s main responsibilities are to assess and understand existing and potential clients’ needs and wants and to provide the best proposed solution that addresses the clients’ interests and goals. She also develops relationship and assists existing and potential clients with their requirements throughout their business lifecycle.

Prior to joining Acclime, Puji held a business executive role in a leading BPO services company with combined knowledge and experience in the field of business process services, payroll services, HR services, information and communication technology services.

Puji holds bachelor’s degree from a leading state-owned university.

Sari Rahmi.

Business Development Associate

INDONESIA

Sari supports the growth of the business through acquiring and onboarding new clients as well as building and maintaining successful relationship with the existing clients. Sari is also involved in developing service initiatives to address new opportunities as a result of changing laws and regulations.

Sari is a graduate from reputable university in Jakarta, majoring in tax and accounting and has prior work experience in Tax Services at TMF.

Saji Mathew.

Partner

CHINA – HONG KONG

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.

Ann Sophie de Meester.

Director

CHINA

Ann Sophie is a director of Acclime China, co-manages the team and focuses on maintaining strong client relationships.

Before joining Acclime China, Ann Sophie was the Group Financial Controller for a Norwegian multinational, and she worked as director for corporate services at Chinese law firm R&P China Lawyers. Over several years working in China, she has built extensive experience advising foreign companies on tax compliance for various cross-border operations, including VAT and CIT optimization. She specializes in intercompany transactions, and reconciliation of financial statements so that they comply with IFRS and China GAAP.

Ann Sophie was educated at Aarhus University in Denmark, with a dual BA in Chinese and Business Administration. Ann Sophie also attended programs at Shanghai Jiaotong University and Shanghai Donghua University, and is fluent in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English and Chinese (Mandarin).

Bram Voeten.

Business Development Manager

CHINA

As business development manager of Acclime China, Bram’s responsibility is to ensure that the needs of Acclime China’s foreign clients are met. He acts as a bridge between international clients and the company’s accountants and tax specialists.

Before joining Acclime China, Bram worked in a number of commercial positions. His client portfolios contained several of the world’s biggest retailers including Aldi and Walmart. Bram has built a strong understanding of both western and Chinese culture, which has proven to be invaluable to align mutual expectations.

Bram earned a Bachelor in Commercial Economics from the Avans University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands and focused his optional courses on doing business with China. He is fluent in English and Dutch, and always working on improving his Chinese.

Gina Chen.

Operations Director

CHINA

Gina is the operations director of Acclime China. She manages the team of financial consultants and accountants to provide high-level corporate services to the subsidiaries of multinational and transnational companies in China; and plays an important role in Acclime China’s expansion through M&A activities.

She joined Acclime China from R&P China Lawyers, where she managed operations for the firm’s corporate service department. Her main expertise relates to bookkeeping, PRC & IFRS financial report, tax filing, tax planning & advice, risk control, corporate restructuring, financial due and financial advisory. As head of advisory, she is actively involved in complex tax matters and financial due diligence projects.

Gina graduated from Nanjing University and is PRC Certified Public Accountant. She is fluent in Chinese and English.

Joy Lu.

Senior Accountant

CHINA

Joy is Acclime China’s senior accountant. She is in charge of some of the firm’s key accounts and co-supervises the accounting team.

Before joining Acclime China, Joy was accounting manager of US multinational, East Balt Baker Shanghai Co., Ltd. (the main burger supplier of McDonald and KFC in Mainland China) for ten years, and senior accountant of the corporate services department of R&P China Lawyers.

Joy graduated from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics with a LL.B. in accounting. She is a PRC Certified Public Accountant since 2003 and is fluent in Chinese and English.

Maarten Roos.

Partner

CHINA

Maarten is a partner of Acclime China and as executive director has overall responsibility for the business. He is leading the financial and operations managers, supports expansion efforts of Acclime China, and safeguards and continues to improve Acclime Group’s high-quality service level in China.

Originally from the Netherlands, Maarten has been in China since 1999 and is fluent in Chinese. He worked for a leading law firm Wang Jing & Co. in Guangzhou, and in 2010 joined R&P China Lawyers, a boutique Shanghai-based law firm that supports international companies in China. His passion is to provide M&A, legal, market-entry and corporate services to European, Northern American, and Australian companies that invest in China.

Maarten graduated from Leiden University (the Netherlands), and attended courses at Guangzhou’s Sun Yat-sen University, the Hong Kong Open University, and Harvard Law School (Leaders for Lawyers, 2018). He is on the supervisory board of 30+ subsidiaries of multinationals in China, and he is an arbitrator of the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai Arbitration Center / SHIAC) specialising in disputes on foreign investment, joint ventures and international cooperation, corporate law and contract law.

Robin Tabbers.

Partner

CHINA

Robin is a partner of Acclime China. As executive director, he is also responsible for expansion, sales, and marketing, leads the business development and key accounts managers, and takes charge of Acclime China’s expansion through new client acquisitions and M&A.

He has been in China since 2010, when he joined R&P China Lawyers, a boutique Shanghai-based law firm that supports international companies in China. His focus lies with providing legal, market entry, intellectual property, and corporate services to western companies that do business in or with China or Hong Kong.

Robin graduated from Tilburg University (the Netherlands), with a background in international law and economics. He is on the supervisory board of the China subsidiaries of several multinational companies. Legal directories’ client feedback praises him for his no-nonsense, direct and going-the-extra-mile approach when it comes to structuring and advising them on their China investment.

Stella Zhou.

Director

CHINA

Stella is a director of Acclime China, for HR and payroll services. She also heads the company’s administration department.

Stella started her career at Junhe Law Office in an HR role, and headed HR and payroll services for R&P China Lawyers. Her focus remains on dealing with all kinds of HR-related issues, from payroll and social insurance matters to employment on-boarding and termination. She is also the key person for Acclime China’s virtual HR manager program.

Stella is fluent in Mandarin, Shanghainese and English.

James Ient.

Chairman, Singapore

SINGAPORE

James joined Acclime when his former company, Jai Financial was acquired by Acclime in June 2020.

James has over 20 years’ of professional services experience. He started his career as a structural engineer but soon changed direction and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in PwC in the UK in 2003 before joining the corporate finance team at Vodafone.

After joining the family office of the Chandler investment business in Monaco, James then relocated to Dubai following which he established the fund manager and its operating businesses in Singapore in 2004, where he has been based ever since.

Over the last 16 years in Asia, James has established, acquired, managed and sold as principle, representative and advisor businesses in Japan, Korea, China, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, India and Australia. Familiar with hands-on risk management, compliance, finance and, legal operational experience.

Currently, as the Asia Pacific CFO of the listed Compagnie Financière Tradition group since 2007, James is also an investor, trusted advisor and non-executive director of several Asian businesses. James’ rare experience combines the best of family office, regulated investment business and SME operations.

James holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Exeter and is a Chartered Accountant of England and Wales.

Jasmine Seet.

Director, Singapore

SINGAPORE

Jasmine joined Acclime when her former company, Jai Financial was acquired by Acclime in June 2020.

Jasmine has over 15 years’ of accounting and general management experience. She started working at an early age, maintaining the books and records of small local businesses before studying finance overseas and interning with EY.

Joining the family office of the Chandler investment business in Singapore in 2005, Jasmine supported a range of multi-jurisdictional entities in operational reporting and private office projects. Following on from her experience at Chandler, Jasmine joined global equities fund manager Capital Dynamics, assisting the board in licensing, execution, portfolio reporting, marketing, and business development, as well as human capital management for this group of regulated businesses. Jasmine remains an independent director of Capital Dynamics to this day.

In 2013, Jasmine joined the newly formed Jai Financial professional services firm. As managing partner until June 2020, Jasmine managed an internal and outsourced team that services operating and investment holding clients with corporate agreements, bank and cash control, payroll, credit control, financial reporting, and board reports as well as supporting corporate transactions with advisory, valuation analysis.

Jasmine is a trusted partner, advisor and non-executive director of several Asian businesses.

Jasmine holds a degree in applied finance from Macquarie University and is both a Singapore CPA and an ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant as well as an Accredited Tax practitioner.

Ivy Tran.

Accountant Consultant

SINGAPORE

Ivy joined Acclime when her former company, Jai Financial was acquired by Acclime in June 2020.

She started as an Accounting Intern in 2015 and grew with the business for which as an Accountant Consultant, she provides to clients day-to-day finance function support in accounting, taxation, corporate secretarial, banking administration and audit management. In addition, she assists the management in all areas of the business from client onboarding, accounts servicing and office administration. 

Ivy holds a Bachelor with First Class Honours in Accounting and Finance and is currently pursuing accreditation with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Pui Er Loke.

Accountant Consultant

SINGAPORE

Pui Er joined Acclime when her former company, Jai Financial was acquired by Acclime in June 2020.

She is currently leading accounting and acts as in-house consultant to the team for financial reporting standards, workflow, and process improvements.

Pui Er has over 12 years’ professional experience in audit, accounting and client servicing. She started her career in Malaysia taking a dual role in accounting and sales and relocated to Singapore join global corporate services provider EisnerAmper where she was assistant manager before joining Acclime.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the UK. She is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).

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