Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Malaysia is a leading economy in one of the fastest-growing regions in the world, providing a dynamic and growing business environment. The Malaysian government has adopted a new economic model to achieve developed nation status by 2020, and this is translated in the implementation of market-friendly policies and regulations that are designed to generate growth and attract new business.
A growing Middle Class has driven domestic consumption, supporting a vibrant retail sector. The country has a strong electronics and manufacturing sector that generates exports, and a successful start-up community. Malaysia is also an emergent regional hub for services, including financial services, information and communications technology and logistics. The Malaysian government has been championing its digital economy for many years through the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation that launched the Digital Free Trade Zone in 2017 to capitalise on the growing internet economy by providing a platform where companies in the e-commerce industry can conduct business and services.
Furthermore, Malaysia possesses a well-educated workforce who speak a high standard of English and other regional languages such as Bahasa, Cantonese, Mandarin and Tamil.
For any company looking to expand into Asia, Malaysia makes clear sense as a starting point.
Our Kuala Lumpur office, located in the centre of the city, offers a wide range of services for local and international firms who decide to make Malaysia their home. Our experts will help you navigate the sea of local rules and regulations required to establish or expand your presence in this country, ensuring you are in full compliance at all times.
Meet our Core Team
CFO Alpadis Group & Managing Director
Chau is also the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and leads the Group’s operations in Malaysia, including Labuan, where Alpadis Group also have an office. Chau covers taxation, compliance, financial planning, forecasting and cash flow among other areas, as well as working with Alpadis Group clients to assist them with various financial reporting and taxation matters.
Chau began his career with KPMG Malaysia, before moving on to leading trust and fiduciary services firms. He is a Certified Public Accountant with both the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and CPA Australia, and a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He is also an approved Trust Officer by Labuan FSA.
He has worked in London, Singapore, Switzerland and Malaysia, and has led teams and overseen regional operations in his past experiences. He is regularly asked to mentor and train younger team members and prides himself on making things happen and solving problems.
Born and bred in Sabah, East Malaysia, Chau enjoys reading, good movies, running and a game of badminton. He also speaks five languages: English, Malay, Mandarin / Cantonese and Hakka.