HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – May 18, 2015 – Hironobu Kumakura has been appointed as the new director of Mazars Vietnam’s Japanese Desk, which serves our valued Japanese-speaking clients in Vietnam’s market with a full range of Audit, accounting and advisory services.

Hironobu has been a certified public tax accountant (Japan) since 1993, and has accumulated more than 20 years of professional experience in tax and financial services.

Prior to this new appointment, Hironobu has worked for various international financial institutions at management levels where he was in charge of taxation, risk control, and SOX audit. He has also developed a strong portfolio of international clients after years of holding leadership positions at global financial services companies, including 3 years in a “Big Four” firm.

Hironobu is a Waseda graduate and also holds a cutting-edge Finance M.B.A. from this university, he has also researched and published numerous papers on tax and risk management issues.

“Japan is the largest FDI and ODA funders in Vietnam, and is a key partner in Vietnamese trade and diplomatic strategy. The induction of Hironobu is in line with our global and regional effort to continuously expand our client base and become a trusted partner of more and more Japanese investors.” commented Jean-Marc Deschamps, Managing Partner of Mazars Vietnam, who also added “Hironobu has an impressive track record in tax and financial services, he is an excellent  addition to our firm, and will significantly increase our capability of providing our Japanese-speaking clients with the best possible services”

“Mazars is a big name in the global financial services industry and it is my great honour to join this team of professionals of very high calibre” said Hironobu, “Being Japanese myself, I understand the different challenges which my compatriots often face while operating or planning to invest in Vietnam. I am very excited to see how I can leverage on my acquired skills and experience to assist Japanese investors throughout their journeys in this emerging market.”