Dezan Shira & Associates Appoints Four New Partners to the Firm – Updates


Dezan Shira & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of 4 new fairness associates, bringing the firm now to eleven equity associates in overall.

This year’s appointees consist of David Niu, Cathy Gong, Thomas Zhang, and Phoebe Yan, all of whom are major groups significant to the firm’s foreseeable future expansion and strategic designs. This recent partnership enlargement aims to thank and recognize our senior leaders for their vital contributions about their numerous several years.

Get to Know Our 4 New Equity Partners 

David Niu is based in Beijing, China, retains a master’s diploma in finance with the College of Wales and has a lot more than 20 several years of experience in the HR and advisory industry. Due to the fact joining the firm in 2014, David has assisted develop our HR, Payroll, and Specific Tax capabilities. In the previous a few a long time, David played a critical part in acquiring our payroll, govt search and recruitment, HR advisory and PEO providers teams in China, and all over Asia. He is additionally spearheading the growth of asiaadmin™, our client portal for Asia multi-country HR and Payroll administration.

David’s appointment recognizes HR as one particular of the speediest escalating enterprise models in the firm and marks the relevance of equally HR and technological know-how providers, as essential expansion drivers and as important parts to the continued driving of our enterprise in the several years in advance.

Cathy Gong is based in Shenzhen, China, is an accounting and economic expert with both of those CPA and CMA accreditations and has much more than 20 yrs of experience working towards and taking care of in the field of finance. Cathy options and manages the firm’s inside funds, which include tax compliance, economic reporting, small business assessment, and internal manage matters, and also directs customer ERP, accounting and finance digitalization assignments from the finance point of view. This get the job done tremendously parallels her leadership of the firm’s inside finance-side digitalization, and how we produce companies to our accounting clientele in the course of Asia.

Prior to joining Dezan Shira, Cathy was the head of finance for two significant multinational producing organizations.  Cathy is a Chinese Accredited Community Accountant (CPA), a Accredited Administration Accountant (CMA), a graduate of Hunan University of Accounting, and is a member of IMA.

Thomas Zhang is based in Shenzhen, China where he directs the Technologies IT and IS teams, who provide steady, safe and economical IT infrastructure and customized software devices for clients and the firm’s have around the world community of places of work. Below Thomas’ course, the company’s IT features have transformed from a reasonably fundamental internal assist assistance in 2013, to owning robust capabilities in IT advisory, information protection, compliance, cloud and infrastructure layout, techniques administration, procedure manage, and other regions. These days, Technological know-how Companies is 1 of the firm’s core shopper expert services and an essential advancement driver and competitive energy of the firm.

Thomas joined the business in 2013 and has 20 years of IT experience, which include keeping past positions as an information and facts stability consultant and IT Supervisor in a multi-national firm. Thomas retains quite a few IT sector certificates for compliance, stability and infrastructure (CIPT, EXIN ISO, EXIN DPO, ISACA CDPSE, CISSP, CCSP, CISA, CCNP, Microsoft 365 Safety Administration, MCSE, and MCDBA), and has a diploma in English Language Studies, a BSc in Computer system Networking, and an MBA with Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Phoebe Yan is primarily based in Dalian, China the place she manages the IS group, which supplies personalized application devices and IS consulting expert services to clientele and supports business operations throughout Dezan Shira & Associates’ network of offices around the globe.  Beneath Phoebe’s administration, Engineering Companies and Information Methods has swiftly grown into a major client provider, and integral component of our company offerings. Phoebe has also performed a important job in enabling the organization to go on its inside transformation and digitalization, which includes ERP, accounting, payroll, workplace automation and extra.

Phoebe Yan joined the firm in 2010 and has extra than 12 many years of knowledge now in the IS sector. She specializes in Microsoft Dynamics 365 / AX ERP implementations, Ability Platforms, and other applications advancement making use of ASP.Internet and SharePoint. Phoebe holds a bachelor’s degree in Program Engineering with Dalian University of Technological know-how and is a certified PMP (Venture Management Qualified).


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