David Lam Hai Chiang is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since 1985. He is also a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1983. The years of his working experience and seniority in the corporate world will stand him in good stead in helping budding accountancy and business professionals.
In the early years of his professional career, he gained experience in firms of Chartered Accountants in Singapore and London. Upon returning from London he was appointed Internal Auditor of Multi-Purpose Holdings Bhd, a public listed company (PLC) in Malaysia. He then moved on to be the Financial Controller of a subsidiary of ABB, a Swedish multi-national corporation, in Malaysia.
He was active in the early years during the formation of the ACCA Malaysian Branch. As a consequent, he was appointed Executive Director of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
In venturing out for further corporate experience, he left the Institute and was appointed Executive Director, Mergers and Acquisitions, of a PLC in Malaysia.
To try out his knowledge and skills beyond the accountancy profession, he ventured out in the field of Sales and Marketing and was appointed Director of Marketing of an established educational institution in Malaysia. He helped to build up a strong base in Sales and Marketing before returning to the corporate sector.
He was then appointed Executive Director, China Operations, with a well-known entrepreneur who has majority shareholdings in 3 PLC’s in Malaysia, all having investments in China. At the height of the China ventures, he was also appointed Chairman and Deputy Chairman of 10 foreign equity joint venture companies in China. Among the ventures in China were infrastructure development and manufacturing business.
With more than 40 years of professional and corporate experience and a long-standing ACCA member himself, he is well positioned to provide guidance and support to students in pursuing a career with the ACCA global qualification.