The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has appointed James Lee as new Greater China regional director.
Lee will lead the institute’s regional team and will work with the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants to spur the development of the accountancy profession in Greater China region.
In his previous role, Lee was managing director of G4S North and East China, specialised in international security solutions.
He was educated at the Royal Military College in Kuala Lumpur and served as an officer with the Royal Malaysian Air Force, before qualifying as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant in London.
Lee said the accountancy profession in China is developing quickly and there is a growing demand for Chinese finance professionals with knowledge of international business practices and standards.