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YVETTE KWAN

COO & PARTNER

BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE

Yvette Kwan is the COO and a Partner at Quinlan & Associates.

Yvette has extensive experience advising global banks on major strategic and operational issues, including governance and multi-stakeholder management. Prior to joining Quinlan & Associates, Yvette was the Regional Operating Officer (COO) for UBS AG’s Corporate Client Solutions division in Asia Pacific, which included UBS’s Investment Banking, Capital Markets, and Financing Solutions businesses, including its China onshore securities JV.

Prior to that, Yvette worked in UBS’s Group Strategy and M&A departments in Hong Kong, Zurich, and Sydney. She also worked in the Greater China and Corporate Finance team at Credit Suisse First Boston in Hong Kong.  Yvette began her career in Emerging Business Services and Corporate Tax at PwC in Sydney.

EDUCATION

Yvette graduated with merit from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance, and is a Chartered Accountant.  She also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

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MICHAEL CAMPION

PARTNER

BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE

Michael Campion is a Partner and Head of Corporate Training at Quinlan & Associates.

Prior to joining Quinlan & Associates, Michael spent 9 years performing on stage as a speaker and emcee, regularly invited to speak in front of audiences of 500+. He has shared the stage with numerous CEOs and celebrities on behalf of blue chip corporates, schools and not-for-profits. A natural communicator, Michael is passionate about unlocking human potential through intelligent coaching and training.

Earlier in his career, Michael worked in global banking and markets at Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh. He subsequently played full-time professional football for several seasons, gaining highly transferable principles and valuable insights from the world of elite sport.

Michael has extensive media experience, having been interviewed live by BBC World, SCMP, RTHK, and worked on live TV as a sports commentator. He also hosts his own business and self-help podcast, ‘Playing The Inner Game’, which ranks among Apple’s top shows.

EDUCATION

Michael holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from the University of Edinburgh Business School. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from The University of Durham.

CHUNSHEK CHAN

PRINCIPAL

BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE

Chunshek Chan is a Principal and Senior Trainer at Quinlan & Associates.

With more than a decade of regional and global team management experience at several multinational corporations, Chunshek is an expert in motivating individuals and leading organizations to stay resilient and deliver outstanding results through times of changes and transitions, delivering a greater sense of purpose and alignment of values between companies and employees. He has worked with both corporate and individual clients on leadership development, people management, team dynamics, and career coaching.

Before pivoting into training and professional coaching, Chunshek served as Global Head of M&A Research at Dealogic, where he managed 40 professionals in 5 cities to produce the global standard in M&A transactional data. On top of his everyday duties, Chunshek designed and delivered dozens of knowledge- and skill-based training programs to Dealogic employees across all functions and geographical locations. He also frequently mentored and coached new managers within Dealogic on success in people management.

Chunshek has appeared on live TV and print interviews with CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Hong Kong Economic Journal from time to time to share his views on global M&A trends.

Chunshek started his career in finance as a regional Research Relationship Manager at MergerMarket.

EDUCATION

Chunshek holds a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, and a Bachelor’s degree (with Distinction) in Computer Science and Humanities & Arts from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is also a TotalSDI Certified Facilitator, a holder of the Instructional Design Certificate from the Association for Talent Development, and is pursuing his Associate Certified Coach credential with the International Coaching Federation.

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HUGO CHENG

ASSOCIATE

BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE

Hugo Cheng is an Associate at Quinlan & Associates. Hugo is also a guest contributor for Regulation Asia.

At Quinlan & Associates, Hugo has engaged with many financial institutions and boutique firms on a host of strategic topics, ranging from international market entry to digital transformation. He has also advised and guided a number of SMEs and start-ups through their growth journey, assisting them in developing strategies to drive rapid and profitable scaling.

In addition, Hugo has co-authored several research reports, leading discussions in several financial industry hot topics, such as alternative data, blockchain & cryptocurrencies, digital transformation, and China market entry. Furthermore, Hugo has been quoted by leading media outlets and financial press, including SCMP and China Daily.

Prior to joining Quinlan & Associates, Hugo interned at DBS, eHarmony (focusing on the Internet of Things and Big Data), and at a fashion distribution startup.

EDUCATION

Hugo holds a Master’s in Management (Distinction) from Imperial College Business School and an MA in Mathematics from University of Cambridge.

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TAEK JOON (JUSTIN) CHUNG

SENIOR CONSULTANT

BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE

Justin Chung is a Senior Consultant at Quinlan & Associates.

Before joining Quinlan & Associates, Justin specialised in data analytics and data management at JPMorgan, where he engaged in strategic initiatives and change management projects across Asia Pacific. He was also the Vice President for a fast-growing blockchain advisory start-up that was recognised by InvestHK, where he headed corporate structuring and business development.

Before his professional experience, he completed national service in the Republic of Korea Navy, where he was deployed to the Philippines for a rehabilitation mission after Typhoon Yolanda and to Somalia as part of CTF-151, an anti-piracy task force of the United Nations.

EDUCATION

Justin holds a First Class Honours Degree in Global Business from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

SERENA WANG

CONSULTANT

BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE

Serena Wang is a Consultant at Quinlan & Associates.

Prior to joining Quinlan & Associates, Serena specialised in investment and asset management at Shangri-La Asia, where she engaged in investment feasibility studies and underwritings for projects across China and South East Asia. In her role, she was also involved in firm-wide strategic initiatives on a range of scope, including technology transformation & innovation, business planning, and lean management.

EDUCATION

Serena holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from The University of Hong Kong, majoring in Industrial Engineering & Technology Management.

EASHAN TREHAN

CONSULTANT

BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE

Eashan Trehan is a Consultant at Quinlan & Associates.

He is also an Academic and Career Advisor at St. John’s College, University of Hong Kong (HKU). Prior to joining Quinlan & Associates, Eashan interned at J.P. Morgan, in the investment solutions division where he researched multi-asset investment opportunities. He also interned at Deutsche Bank across credit risk, internal finance and business management.

Eashan was the Head of Finance and Technology at student-led Eureka Consulting Group (ECG), where he completed various consulting projects for MNCs and Asian firms.

EDUCATION

Eashan holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Honours), with a double major in Finance and Computer Science from University of Hong Kong (HKU).

KAYNAT AKHTAR

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE

Kaynat Akhtar is a Business Development Associate at Quinlan & Associates.

Kaynat is responsible for identifying opportunities to support all aspects of the business development process. Before joining Quinlan & Associates, Kaynat worked at a global financial derivatives brokerage firm where she was responsible for business development strategy and in advising clients on financial various products, including equities, indices and commodities. She also completed an overseas internship in Spain at a boutique B2B fashion retailer, where she was in charge of social media strategy and handling overseas clients.

EDUCATION

Kaynat graduated from Lingnan University with a Bachelors degree of Business Administration (Honours) majoring in Finance and minoring in Marketing.