Mr Joseph Wan 温世昌先生


Date 10 January 2010 Interviewed by Hexin Zhang
Language English    

Mr Joseph Wan qualified as a chartered accountant in 1978 and as a chartered arbitrator in 2002.

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, he worked for KPMG in Hong Kong (1978-1987), spending a year at their London office. In 1987 he moved into industry, working as the group finance director for Dickson Concepts International Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange which distributes luxury goods in the Far East.

Joseph has been Chief Executive of the Harvey Nichols group in the UK since 1992. Harvey Nichols was listed on the London Stock Exchange between 1996 and 2003, when it went back into private ownership.

His professional expertise is in the areas of international tax planning, transaction due diligence and forensic accounting. Working in the industry, he has gained expertise in business turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, department store retailing and the global luxury markets. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a member of several of its arbitration panels including ASTI and NASD.