Our team of consultants, led by Chairman Ronald Gould, help clients across the Asia-Pacific gain a clearer perspective of the world. We are based in Hong Kong, with consultants and advisors working across the Greater China region and the United Kingdom. Our senior advisors include former Chairmen and CEOs of multinational companies that can both support and challenge our clients.
Ron was a former CEO of Chi-X Asia, former Vice Chairman of Barclays group investment management businesses and a founder and CEO of investment bank ABG Sundal Collier ASA (ASC.NO). During the financial crisis, Ron was appointed as a Senior Adviser to the UK Financial Services Authority. Ron works on both consulting and executive coaching. His expertise includes market entry, M&A, business integrations, corporate governance and risk management.
Daniel Shih was a former president of Motorola and PepsiCo in China. He was also CEO of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Consulting and deputy chairman of Stella Int Ltd (1836HK). He is a current board of director at US Fortune 100 company, Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM) and at Voss of Norway ASA.
Mr Shih holds an Honorary Ph.D. of Commerce from the University of West Alabama. He covers consulting work and executive coaching, M&As and market entry into China at Think Alliance Group.
Leon Ku was a former investor relations director at TSMC (2330 TT) and Senior Executive Vice President of the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE). Previously, Leon worked in Citibank, JP Morgan, and HSBC in Taiwan, Hong Kong and New York. At Think Alliance, Leon specialises in executive coaching and communications training for management.
US Investor Relations Advisor
John Patun was a former investor relations manager in Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) and a senior manager for Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD). He has over 20 years experience in financial markets, investor communications and socially responsible investment for companies in the TMT sector. Mr Patun holds a bachelor of Arts from Saint Vincent College. He covers US investor relations program and communications training at Think Alliance Group.
US media relations advisor
Debra Cope is an award winning journalist and a founder of Cope Financial PR in the US. She has more than 25 years of in-depth experience in journalism and communications, specializing in the financial industry. Prior to her career in PR, Debra was the Banking Team Leader at Bloomberg News and Executive Editor at American Banker. She was also Washington Bureau Chief at National News and Editor at the Bureau of National Affairs. Ms Cope holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) English from Butler University. She covers US media relations strategy for Think Alliance Group.
Michael Austin, FCA, CPA
Michael Austin was a former Head of Finance at the Hong Kong Airport Authority and a CFO of a HK listed company, Top Form Intl (333 HK). His experience includes corporate change, succession planning, corporate governance and M&As. Michael is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in the UK and a member of HKICPA. At Think Alliance, Michael specializes in executive coaching and communications training for management.
Zennon Kapron specializes in market entry and industry research. He is a founder of KapronAsia and advisor of Think Alliance Group. He was also a former manager at Intel and CIO at Citigroup Portugal, and author of Chomping at the Bitcoin. Zennon earned his BS in Computer Science at Syracuse University in 1998. He earned his MBA at INSEAD in 2004. He covers consulting projects and industry research for Think Alliance Group.
Donna is a business and product development professional with over 20 years of international (N. America, Asia and Europe) experience within Capital Markets leading large scale market data, electronic trading, strategy and regulatory initiatives. She is the founder of Balmoral Advisory Inc., and an advisor for Think Alliance Group. Formerly Donna led strategic business transformation initiatives at TD Securities UK and Markit (now IHS Markit). Donna holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Ontario. Donna’s expertise includes strategy consulting, transformational change (FINTECH), regulatory impact and compliance and market entry.
Anne Pang was a former Managing Partner of College Hill and Executive Director at Citigate Dewe Rogerson. Prior to her PR and IR career, she was also a former analyst at Infrastructure Advisory Group at Schroder Salomon Smith Barney in London and an executive at Corporate Investment Banks and Markets of HSBC in Hong Kong. Anne holds a MSc Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and graduated from University of Bath and Hang Seng School of Commerce.
Henry Chow CFA
Henry Chow has over 10 years of capital market experience working with HSBC, Bloomberg and Chinese asset management firms and gained experience in equity, derivative and fixed income trading. He was also heads of Investor Relations Practice at Citigate Dewe Rogerson and College Hill. Henry is a CFA holder and obtained an MBA from University of Hong Kong. He covers industry research, communications and consulting projects at Think Alliance Group.
Matthew Schultz is an experienced IR and PR professional with over eight years experience. Matt works with companies including Taiwan Stock Exchange, Stella International, Rykadan Capital, Lee Kee Group and other HK listed companies. He has a double degree in Economics and Japanese & International Relations from The University of Queensland. His expertise includes PR, IR and social media.
Isabella Poon has worked for a number of top Fortune 500 companies including Apple Inc and Yahoo on local branding work. Some of her clients include Colt, Rykadan Capital, Lee Kee Group. She was awarded a BSC at the University of Hong Kong and a Master of Arts at Hong Kong Poly University. Her expertise is in social media and PR.
Sharon Teng has worked for multinational corporations in financial and technology sectors including Sun Microsystem, Ping An Group. She helps clients on media relations, messaging and copywriting. She has a BSc in Political Science and International Relations from National Taiwan University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Denver.
Eve is a public relations and marketing specialist and assists our consultants with arranging media interviews, translation and creating marketing materials and content for our clients. Prior to joining Think Alliance Group, she was part of the marketing team of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. She was awarded a BSc in English Language and Literature at the Hong Kong Baptist University.