Advisory Board

Name Location
Paul Baines London
Ernst Behrens Beijing
Neil Benedict New York
John Botts London
Sir Stephen Brown,KCVO London
Sir Anthony Galsworthy,KCMG London
GE Su Beijing
Hu Yan Beijing
Rudi Lamprecht Munich
Thomas Putter Munich
Adam Williams Beijing
Malcolm Williams London
XU Bin Beijing

Dermot Mathias


Dermot Mathias is a former Senior Partner of BDO LLP and former Chairman of BDO International LLP, the world’s fifth largest accountancy firm. He was also the firm’s Head of Corporate Finance.

Dermot joined BDO in 1973 and was made partner in 1980. After a period in management consultancy he joined the Corporate Finance group where he formed an advisory team and in this capacity led a large number of public and private transactions for major companies including Vodafone, Bank of Scotland, and Travelex.

In his role as Chairman of BDO International LLP he was heavily involved in the strategic development and management of BDO member firms in China where the firm now employs over 4,500 people. He was also responsible for important negotiations in relation to member firms in India, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, and France. BDO International now has the fifth largest network of accountants worldwide with offices in 115 countries, 46,000 partners and staff and over $5bn of revenue.