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


Dezan Shira & Associates is happy to announce the appointment of four new fairness partners, bringing the organization now to eleven equity associates in total.

This year’s appointees consist of David Niu, Cathy Gong, Thomas Zhang, and Phoebe Yan, all of whom are foremost teams crucial to the firm’s upcoming advancement and strategic ideas. This modern partnership growth aims to thank and acknowledge our senior leaders for their crucial contributions over their a lot of several years.

Get to Know Our Four New Equity Partners 

David Niu is centered in Beijing, China, retains a master’s degree in finance with the University of Wales and has a lot more than 20 decades of working experience in the HR and advisory market. Since signing up for the firm in 2014, David has served improve our HR, Payroll, and Personal Tax abilities. In the previous 3 several years, David played a crucial job in producing our payroll, government research and recruitment, HR advisory and PEO providers teams in China, and through Asia. He is also spearheading the development of asiaadmin™, our client portal for Asia multi-country HR and Payroll administration.

David’s appointment acknowledges HR as a person of the fastest increasing company models in the business and marks the great importance of the two HR and technology solutions, as vital growth drivers and as important parts to the continued driving of our business in the many years ahead.

Cathy Gong is based mostly in Shenzhen, China, is an accounting and monetary specialist with each CPA and CMA accreditations and has additional than 20 decades of expertise practicing and running in the area of finance. Cathy plans and manages the firm’s interior finances, such as tax compliance, economic reporting, business analysis, and internal management issues, and also directs shopper ERP, accounting and finance digitalization projects from the finance perspective. This get the job done significantly parallels her leadership of the firm’s internal finance-facet digitalization, and how we deliver solutions to our accounting clients all through Asia.

Prior to becoming a member of Dezan Shira, Cathy was the head of finance for two significant multinational manufacturing firms.  Cathy is a Chinese Qualified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a graduate of Hunan University of Accounting, and is a member of IMA.

Thomas Zhang is dependent in Shenzhen, China exactly where he directs the Technologies IT and IS groups, who provide secure, protected and economical IT infrastructure and tailored application units for clients and the firm’s individual globally network of offices. Beneath Thomas’ way, the company’s IT capabilities have remodeled from a comparatively fundamental inside help service in 2013, to obtaining strong capabilities in IT advisory, data protection, compliance, cloud and infrastructure style and design, methods administration, system management, and other places. These days, Technologies Expert services is a single of the firm’s main customer products and services and an vital progress driver and competitive energy of the agency.

Thomas joined the company in 2013 and has 20 a long time of IT working experience, together with keeping previous positions as an information protection marketing consultant and IT Manager in a multi-nationwide firm. Thomas retains a lot of IT sector certificates for compliance, protection and infrastructure (CIPT, EXIN ISO, EXIN DPO, ISACA CDPSE, CISSP, CCSP, CISA, CCNP, Microsoft 365 Security Administration, MCSE, and MCDBA), and has a diploma in English Language Scientific tests, a BSc in Laptop Networking, and an MBA with Hong Kong Polytechnic College.

Phoebe Yan is centered in Dalian, China where she manages the IS staff, which provides customized application techniques and IS consulting services to clients and supports business enterprise operations throughout Dezan Shira & Associates’ community of offices all over the world.  Underneath Phoebe’s administration, Know-how Services and Information Devices has rapidly grown into a top consumer services, and integral component of our assistance choices. Phoebe has also performed a critical purpose in enabling the agency to go on its inner transformation and digitalization, like ERP, accounting, payroll, place of work automation and additional.

Phoebe Yan joined the company in 2010 and has additional than 12 many years of expertise now in the IS sector. She specializes in Microsoft Dynamics 365 / AX ERP implementations, Electricity Platforms, and other applications progress working with ASP.Web and SharePoint. Phoebe holds a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering with Dalian University of Technological know-how and is a qualified PMP (Challenge Management Expert).


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