Grant Thornton taps Mathieu and Yip for new unit
HONG KONG: Grant Thornton Hong Kong has reached an agreement with SYMM Corporate Services to combine business and expand the capabilities of its corporate services in the city.
In this business combination, a new service arm – Grant Thornton Corporate Services – has been established. Laure Mathieu and Sharon Yip, who previously headed up SYMM, have been appointed as managing director and executive director of the new service arm, respectively, in Hong Kong, and will focus on driving the development of the firm’s outsourcing services. They will also contribute their experiences in helping dynamic companies across various industries and, more uniquely, in serving French businesses.
Both Mathieu and Yip bring more than 10 years of business management services experience to the firm. They specialise in providing one-stop solution to companies to incorporate and operate business in Hong Kong and other offshore jurisdictions. Their area of expertise range from company secretary, accounting and book-keeping, to tax, banking and payment administration, and payroll and human resources issues.
Daniel Lin, managing partner of Grant Thornton Hong Kong, considers this development a key part of the firm’s expansion plans and evidence of its strong commitment to enhance the firm’s service capabilities.
He believes the integration is perfectly timed as companies look for an enhanced level of service that will help ease their internal workload related to processing dozens of administrative works.
“We continue to see companies look to outsourcing as a way to increase efficiency and accuracy, to have access to a team of professionals and to eliminate the need for large investments in software and other infrastructure,” he said.
“[Mathieu and Yip] bring us a unique combination of professional services and start-up experience that complements and strengthens our business intelligence and service capabilities within the firm,” Lin added.
“They will be integral in augmenting existing and developing new solutions for our clients, and utilising the firm’s network across 17 cities in China to help them solve their most challenging business problems.”