Escalating Your Career

The aim of this programme is to further develop skills of analysis, evaluation and synthesis in the areas of cost and management accounting for associate members and, in the process, create an awareness of some current developments in the profession. 

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Chairman
Professor James Ding

Deputy Director, Academic Administration Office, Peking University (Shenzhen)


With over 20 years experience in business operation, policy analysis and education management, Mr. James Ding is currently the Deputy Director of Academic Administration Office at Peking University, Shenzhen Campus. He is also a Director of the General Education Center and EFL Teaching and Research office of Peking University Graduate School – Shenzhen Campus; as well as a Director of Overall Management Quality Enhancement & Assessment Center, PHBS Business School of Peking University.

Mr. Ding has obtained his MBA at Anderson Business School, UCLA, and his Diploma for Graduate Studies in International Finance at International Business School, Nanjing University.

Mr. Ding is an Honorary Advisor of CMA Australia Hong Kong Office. He is a member of CMA Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants, Australia.

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Vice Chairman
Mr. Alex Chong

Director, Viriathus Capital LLC.


Mr. Alex Chong is currently a Director of Viriathus Capital LLC, overseeing the US based investment bank’s Asia operation. He is also the Co-Founder of Cocha Korea, a group that owns and operates poker room business in Jeju Island. Mr. Chong has cultivated more than 10 years of corporate and financial advisory experience in the Greater China, South Korea and Singapore markets. Utilizing his Hong Kong based consulting platform, AC Partners Corporate Advisory Limited, Mr. Chong has been involved in structuring and managing initial public offerings and secondary capital raising transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and business development transactions for a portfolio of listed companies and private venture groups from diversified industry sectors such as IT, satellite, gaming, retail and property development. Recently, he was engaged as the Strategic Investment Consultant to the Armarda Group Limited, a Singapore listed company and had assisted the group to successfully acquire a mobile satellite related business in China and procure debt and private equity funding for its new operation. In 2008, he advised the Hong Kong listed MelcoLot Limited in developing South Korea's lottery market and had successfully procured the exclusive license to operate the national online lottery business in South Korea. From 2006 to 2008, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Singapore listed LottVision Limited as its non-executive director to provide guidance in the strategies and operations of the group, in particular in the areas of investments, M&A and other financial related corporate exercises. Prior to commencing his advisory career in 2001, Mr. Chong spent 5 years working for the Hong Kong Government in the financial regulatory sector. Alex received a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Finance with honors from the University of Toronto and is a Certified Management Accountant (Australia).

 William Lai CMA 2014

Vice Chairman
Mr. Lai Wai Lap William

CFO, Versace China Ltd


Mr. William Lai has been taking the role of CFO of Versace China Ltd since 2013, a famous worldwide luxury fashion brand. His major responsibilities include formulating the company’s financial policies, budgeting, insurance, taxation and treasury, as well as providing supervision to logistics, IT and general administration of the company. Before relocation to China, he was working in Versace Hong Kong as Financial Controller and was involved in core financial functions in Asia including HK, Macao, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Korea.

William has almost 9-year experience in luxury fashion retail financing, who had worked previously in Benetton and Stefanel. He had also been an finance and accounting textbook editor in Pearson Education for a 4-year period.

William obtained the bachelor degree of BBA in 2000, and completed the MBA program of the University of Wales UK in 2014.

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Vice Chairman
Mr. Li Wai Kwan Andy
Chief Financial Officer, Zhuhai Da Heng Qin Company Limited


Mr. Li Wai Kwan, Andy is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Zhuhai Da Heng Qin Company Limited, a state owned enterprise which is established by the order of China State Council and ultimately owned by Heng Qin New Region Administrative Committee.

Prior to that, Mr. Li served as the managing director of Origo Fund Management Company Limited; the managing director and member of the Board of Directors in COFCO Agricultural Industrial Investment Fund Management Company Limited, a private equity fund jointly established by COFCO group, China Investment Corporation (CIC), Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) and Louis Dreyfus; the vice president of China Agri-Industries Holdings Limited (listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange, stock code: 606), the flagship listed entity of COFCO group; the vice president of operating finance and vice president of finance in the Asia-Pacific region of Esprit Holdings Limited (listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange, stock code: 330).

Mr. Li is currently one of the national-wide 122 distinguished experts and the Secretary-General of the Committee of Experts of All-China Federation of Returned Overseas of State Council. He was a member of Hong Kong Housing Authority; the chairman of Investor Relations Committee of Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies; the vice chairman of China Enterprise Reputation and Credibility Association (Overseas) Limited; the chairman of partnership and promotion committee of Hong Kong Investor Relations Association; the PRC committee member of Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association; and the directors of the year organizing committee member of Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Mr. Li is a chartered/certified member of each of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute, the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England & Wales, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Certified General Accountants of Canada and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Mr. Li obtained a bachelor with honour in business from University of Toronto in Canada, and the MBA from Schulich School of Business, York University in Canada.

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