Our people

Meet our team.

Let us introduce our professional team with the best local knowledge and in-depth in-country expertise.

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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Alicia Tiong.

Director
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Ann Sophie de Meester.

Director
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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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Charmayne Chan.

Director
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Chhim Malin.

Senior Tax Manager
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Chhun Vattanakpagna

Chhun Vattanakpagna.

Senior Manager, Tax & Accounting
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Chi Vu.

Head of Hanoi Office
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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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Gnet Phearak

Gnet Phearak.

Taxation & Business Consultant
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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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Hugh Darwell

Hugh Darwell.

Director, Business Development
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Ingi Ta.

Partner
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Ivy Tran.

Accountant Consultant
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James Ient.

Chairman, Singapore
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Jasmine Seet.

Managing Director, Singapore
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Johnny Wong.

Partner
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Joshua Konechny.

Partner & MD Thailand
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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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Kong Ratanak

Kong Ratanak.

Manager, Tax & Accounting
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Maarten Roos.

Partner
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Maggie Wong.

Senior Manager
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Matthew Lourey.

Managing Director, Vietnam
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Mee Ching Wong.

Director
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Michel Noel.

Partner
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Phuong Vo.

Head of Incorporation, Licensing and Secretarial Services
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Phung Nguyen.

Accounting Manager
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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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Sehr Dixit.

Director
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Saji Mathew.

Partner
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San Rithy

San Rithy.

Managing Director
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Sari Rahmi.

Business Development Associate
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Sibing Tan.

Senior Accounting Manager
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Stella Zhou.

Director
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Than Ratanak

Than Ratanak.

Tax Manager
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Thanh Nguyen.

Finance Manager
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Thao Do.

Manager Accounting & Taxation
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Thi Le.

Director of Advisory Services
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Thuy Nguyen.

Manager – Accounting & Taxation
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Tran Huynh.

Head of Payroll Services and HR Consulting
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Uch Thounviroza

Uch Thounviroza.

Manager, Tax & Accounting
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Vinod Kumar.

Partner
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Vlad Savin .

Head of Business Development
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Winnie Li.

Director
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Yen Nhi Tran.

Assistant Accounting Manager
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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.

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 & Managing Director, Vietnam

VIETNAM

Matthew is a Partner and Managing Director of Acclime Vietnam. 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.

Managing 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).

Hugh Darwell.

Director, Business Development

CAMBODIA

Hugh is based in Phnom Penh and is a Director in the regional Business Development team. His role is to assist clients to understand the local rules and regulations as they look to establish their businesses in jurisdictions across Asia, with a particular emphasis on Cambodia. Given his prior experience of spending over 25 years in tax structuring in Investment Banks, he can assist clients find the optimal structure for their expansion into Asia.

Prior to moving to Cambodia and joining Acclime, Hugh spent 14 years in Singapore, most recently at Vistra for 4 years as the head of the Corporate Services Business Development team. Prior to that, he ran the Asian regional Structured Solutions and Securitisation team for ING Bank, which involved putting together tax effective investment structures and efficient funding structures for clients in the region.

An Australian by birth, Hugh commenced his career at Peat Marwick, before spending 17 years at JPMorgan Chase in Sydney, first as head of tax for Australia and then ultimately leading the Asia Pacific Structured Finance team.

Hugh is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Sydney.

He is currently studying for a Diploma in Cambodian Tax and a Diploma in Cambodian Law at the Cam-Ed Business School in Phnom Penh.

Chhim Malin.

Senior Tax Manager

CAMBODIA

Malin is the senior tax manager of Acclime Cambodia. She has 7 years of substantial 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 review, tax compliance, and tax advisory. Her clients are mostly multinationals from various industries, including manufacturing, real estate, energy, utilities and mining, construction, education, trading, media, transportation and logistics, hotel and restaurant, and non-government organisations.

Before joining Acclime Cambodia, Malin was a senior tax consultant of KPMG Cambodia for 4 years, and a tax consultant with SM Global Accounting.

Malin holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the Vanda institute in accounting and auditing. She also completed a Cambodian Tax diploma and a diploma in Cambodian Law at the Cam-Ed Business School in Phnom Penh. She is currently studying the ACCA program at Cam-Ed Business School too.

Chhun Vattanakpagna.

Senior Manager, Tax & Accounting

CAMBODIA

Pagna is the Senior Manager of Acclime Cambodia. She is responsible for producing a formal accounting report for SMEs, including internal control and process management, with recommendations for improvement. She also advises on accounting software such as ERP and the local-built system in many industries, including manufacturing, real estate, trading, transportation, logistics, dental clinic, and education.

With more than 12 years of professional exposure in internal audit, accounting, and finance, Pagna has experience with local and international banks such as Maybank Cambodia, Mohanokor Microfinance Institute, Phnom Penh Securities Plc & Sathapana MFI.

She has participated in professional training in IFRS, Internal Audit Management, Practical auditing, and Transfer Pricing with KICPAA (Kampuchea Institute of Certified Public Accountant and Auditors).

With dual bachelor’s degrees in accounting and English for business communications, Pagna is pursuing her Chartered Certified Accountant at Cam-Ed Business School.

Gnet Phearak.

Operations Manager

CAMBODIA

Phearak is the Operations Manager of Acclime Cambodia. He has 10 years of experience as a Tax and Business consultant for SMEs across a range of business activities. He is mostly involved in internal control, management processing and making recommendations for improvement. He also advises on accounting systems, both local and foreign.

Before joining Acclime Cambodia, Phearak was Financial Consultant at Anko Group and was a lecturer in previous colleges in Phnom Penh.

Phearak graduated with a master’s degree in Finance from the National University of Management and a Bachelor of Finance and Banking from Human Resource University.

Kong Ratanak.

Manager, Tax & Accounting

CAMBODIA

Ratanak is currently a Project Manager who is responsible for accounting & tax advisory. He leads the team to complete services for SMEs in various sectors.

He has extensive experience with private business sectors, including constructing buildings, garment factories, microfinance, concrete production, the agricultural industry of raising pigs & chickens, and general advisory.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting and a master’s degree in Finance from the National University of Management.

Than Ratanak.

Tax Manager

CAMBODIA

Ratanak is a tax manager responsible for managing the preparation and review of client company’s tax returns, tax audit, and business advisory. He deals directly with new clients by advising and providing the best solutions to the owners of a business to assist in their decision-making. He is responsible for developing and implementing strategic tax planning.

He has more than 6 years of experience as a Tax Consultant in various sectors, such as construction, garment factory, the trading sector, hotel & restaurants, real estate, logistics, tours and education.

Ratanak holds an MBA in Management from the National University of Management, a BBA in Accounting from Norton University, and a Tax Agent from National Tax School.

San Rithy.

Managing Director

CAMBODIA

Rithy is the Managing Director in charge of Acclime Cambodia. His role is to help clients transform their businesses (Small and Medium Size Enterprises- SMEs) into corporate ones focusing on corporate governance, business management and financial management through the use of financial technology (FinTech).

Rithy has over 15 years’ experience working in local and international accounting and auditing firms such as KPMG, G4S Security Solution (UK), and Angkor Centory Hotel, a 4- star hotel. He is an experienced financial management professional who is skilled in developing and maintaining financial transactions, including financial analysis, risk management, budget setting and business strategies, including system integration & implementation. Corporate governance and fraud management are also his areas of expertise in advising business entrepreneurs to transform from traditional styles to corporate/standard ones.

Rithy holds an MBA in Finance from the National University of Management. He is also the Cambodia Accounting Club (CAC) founder, which has nearly 600 members.

Uch Thounviroza.

Manager, Tax & Accounting

CAMBODIA

Viroza is currently the Tax and Accounting Manager. He works with business owners and their accounting departments to improve the accounting process and procedure. He is also leading and training the Acclime team to improve their bookkeeping knowledge, set up process and operation and the review and testing of new accounting systems.

Viroza has spent 2 years as an accountant at a private company and nearly 5 years with Acclime Cambodia in Accounting and Tax. He worked closely with clients in solving their issues and improving their business operations.

He holds a master’s degree in Auditing from the Vanda Institute of Accounting. Viroza is also a trainer at Cambodia Accounting Club (CAC) and a member of the Junior Chamber International-Cambodia (JCI-Chaktomuk).

Alicia Tiong.

Director

MALAYSIA

Alicia joined Acclime when her former company, Hazeldex was acquired by Acclime in October 2020.

Alicia has more than 15 years of experience in providing accounting, payroll and business advisory services to private companies and multinationals in Malaysia. She started her career with PwC, and prior to joining Acclime, she was a licensed audit partner in a local audit firm, working with a wide range of clients from SMEs to start-ups.

Alicia holds a Degree in Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Monash University Australia. She is a CPA (Australia) and a member of Malaysia Institute of Accountants (MIA).

Michel Noel.

Partner

Michel co-founded and has been the Managing Director of BP Solutions Pte Ltd (BPS) since 2009. BPS has been part of Acclime since August 2020.

Michel has more than 25 years of international experience in finance, procurement and project management, especially in setting up, migrating and managing shared service centres in Europe, USA and Asia.

During his career as a CFO, Michel has been successful in driving organisational changes, business realignment, process improvement and cost reduction, whilst ensuring compliance with group level, Sarbanes Oxley requirements, US GAAP and local & international tax and statutory requirements.

Michel obtained his Master degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Mons, Belgium (UCL) and his master degree in US GAAP Accounting and Auditing from the Cooremans Institute in Brussels, Belgium.

He is fluent in English and French and has an intermediate command of Dutch.

Ingi Ta.

Partner

Ingi co-founded and has been the Operations Director of BP Solutions Pte Ltd (BPS) since 2009. BPS has been part of Acclime since August 2020.

Ingi has more than 20 years of international experience in financial controlling, accounting & reporting. She also has considerable experience operating shared service centres and business process outsourcing ventures, with 13 years in the shipping industry.

Ingi left Europe after 12 years of work experience in Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the United States to establish BP Solutions Pte Ltd in Singapore in 2009.

Prior to BP Solutions, Ingi worked in finance & accounting and during her career has successfully managed several projects for international companies such as PWC (Netherlands), British Petroleum (Germany/Switzerland), Reebok International SSC (Netherlands) and Stolt-Nielsen (USA/Netherlands/Philippines).

Ingi graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Aachen/Germany and holds a degree in Economics, Accounting and Business Administration. She is fluent in English, German, Chinese/Cantonese, Dutch and has an intermediate command of French.

Thao Do.

Manager – Accounting & Taxation

VIETNAM

Thao is responsible for controlling the workload, reviewing the reports, giving advice and suggestions to solve clients’ issues. She is also involved in undertaking the planning and procedures schedule for the accounting team, maintaining the overall client relationship.

Thao has been working in the auditing, accounting and services sector for over 10 years, with senior audit experience and business services experience. Before joining Acclime Vietnam, she worked as a senior auditor at the Auditing and Consulting company.

Thao is a qualified Vietnamese CPA, with a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City. She also has a Chief Accountants Certificate and Tax Agent Certificate.

Phuong Vo.

Head of Incorporation, Licensing & Secretarial Services

VIETNAM

Phuong is leading the Incorporation, Licensing and Secretarial Services department at Acclime where she assists clients with their market entry into Vietnam. At Acclime, Phuong is responsible for consultancy and advisory on matters related to corporate investment, starting from pre-investment to post-licensing matters such as corporate structures advisory, capital structure, and other relevant commercial, and legal respects.

With almost 7 years’ experience in Corporate and Legal Advisory field, Phuong has supported a great number of clients in various industries: Real Estate, Manufacturing, Architecture, F&B, Training, Trading,E-commerce, Import/Export, Retail, IT, Labour, etc, with their businesses in Vietnam. Before joining Acclime in February 2017, Phuong had been working for a number of companies comprising of law firm, corporate service company and legal software service company in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Phuong earned a Bachelor in Commercial Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law. She is also licensed to practice as a Lawyer in Vietnam by the Ministry of Justice in Vietnam.

Phung Nguyen.

Accounting Manager

VIETNAM

Phung Nguyen is responsible for controlling the accounting department’s deliverables and makes sure the system runs at a high-quality standard, building client trust and alignment. She ensures the management of the accounting system as well as accounting procedures and is involved in advising clients with complex compliance issues.

She has more than 15 years experiences in accounting and tax, with more than 7 years in leadership roles within accounting and advisory firms. She has significant experience with VAT returns, tax inspections, and obtaining tax exemptions, including a focus on Japanese clients.

Phung is a qualified Vietnamese CPA, holding a Bachelor of Accounting as well as a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City, along with a Chief Accountant certificate.

Tran Huynh.

Head of Payroll Services and HR Consulting

VIETNAM

Tran is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Payroll and HR consulting services at Acclime while continuing to develop new strategies in order to increase the annual revenue and consolidate strong partnerships with clients.

Tran has over 12-year experience in Human Resources where she specializes in providing payroll service, HR consulting, staff outsourcing, and recruitment for multinational companies in various industries. With strong background in Human Resources, Tran joined an US organization-based company in Vietnam prior to Acclime where she successfully restructured the HR department and built up a new team.

Tran holds a Bachelor of Education from Hong Bang International University and a Secretary and Assistant Director Certificate. She also received the Economic expert Certificate and is a respected member of VNHR organization.

Vlad Savin.

Head of Business Development

VIETNAM

Vlad is responsible for developing Acclime’s business strategy and growth, organizing seminars and workshops for the foreign and local investor community in Vietnam, while assisting with strategic partnerships, client relationships and the overall brand positioning of the firm.

Vlad has over 7 years of experience working in various countries across Asia. He has wide exposure in personal finance and corporate servicing, while having a strong background in consulting, client engagement, sales and marketing. Prior to joining Acclime, he worked as a senior financial consultant at a respectable investment firm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Vlad holds a Bachelor of Economics, Marketing and International Relationships from Spiru Haret University, Romania and a Business Strategy Certificate from University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. He is also an Executive Committee Member of the Central Eastern European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.

Thi Le.

Director of Advisory Services

VIETNAM

As the Director of Advisory Services Department, Thi is responsible for leading the team to deliver various advisory services that assist investors to assess and understand opportunities and strategies for investment or expansion in Vietnam, as well as supporting clients in seeking additional capital or growth for their current operations or disposing their business.

Thi has over 11 years’ experience in working in internal control, financial advisory and M&A services for both buy-side and sell-side including transaction support, due diligence and valuations and undertaking roles of acting Finance Director and CFO for Acclime’s clients.

Thi has a Master’s in International Business from Monash University, Australia, in 2009 and graduated from the University of Economics of Ho Chi Minh City in 2006 with a Bachelor of Accounting and Auditing.

Chi Vu.

Head of Hanoi Office

VIETNAM

Chi is heading Acclime’s office in Hanoi and is responsible for the entire team operations and client engagement deliverables, with key input on compliance, advisory, business development and marketing matters as well.

She has more than 7 years’ experience in finance and accounting, covering small businesses, not-for-profit and multinational public companies. Chi previously worked in Big 4 as a Senior Leader and was also a Finance Executive for the Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical Project.

Chi graduated from Vietnam National University in Business Law and holds ACCA qualifications.

Thanh Nguyen.

Finance Manager

VIETNAM

Thanh is responsible for maintaining the financial health and integrity of the company. She organizes the company’s accounting system and produces financial reports. She develops plans for the financial goals by producing, reviewing and managing budgets and forecasts. She is also responsible for an effective internal control system.

Thanh has over 8 years of experience working in various foreign companies. She has wide exposure in accounting, while having a background in audit. Prior to joining Acclime, she worked as a Chief Accountant for a logistics company.

Thanh holds a Bachelor of Accounting from University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City and Certified Accountant Certificate from Ministry of Finance.

Yen Nhi Tran.

Assistant Accounting Manager

VIETNAM

Yen Nhi Tran is responsible for assisting the Accounting Manager to make the plan for the accounting team and monitor the workload. She reviews the reports to ensure the clients’ financial records, reports and taxation documents are compliant with international standards and local Vietnamese Law.

Yen Nhi Tran has around 8 years’ experience working in the auditing and accounting services for listed companies and foreign-invested clients across a wide range of industries and sectors.

Yen Nhi is a qualified Vietnamese CPA and holds a Chief Accountants Certificate. She graduated from University of Economics and Law, National University HCMC with the Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Auditing.

Thuy Nguyen.

Manager – Accounting & Taxation

VIETNAM

Thuy is responsible for providing advice with various tax related cases and assisting investors to assess and understand opportunities and strategies for investment or expansion in Vietnam through supporting transactions.

Thuy has over 8 years of experience working in accounting and advisory firms, assisting clients across a wide range of sectors. Prior to joining Acclime, she worked as a senior accountant at a Korean accounting service firm in Vietnam.

Thuy is a qualified Vietnamese CPA. She graduated from the University of Economics of Ho Chi Minh City with a Corporate Finance Degree and holds a Chief Accountant Certificate along with other Vietnamese tax and accounting certifications.

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