Prior to Dato’ Gan’s appointment as the Managing Partner of BDO in Malaysia, he was the Managing Director of the Financial Advisory Services Department at KPMG Malaysia.
With over 38 years’ experience in auditing, accounting and financial advisory, Dato’ Gan specialises in corporate turnaround and financial restructuring of under-performing companies. He played a key role as the partner in charge of Lion Group’s restructuring of more than RM10 billion which then involved the Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee (CDRC), as well as many Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad (now Prokhas Sdn. Bhd.) engagements as Special Administrator after the Asian financial crisis. He also has extensive experience in the field of corporate finance and advisory assignments.
His experience includes advising high profile clients on matters relating to debt restructuring between debtor companies and lenders, administration of schemes of arrangement, restructuring plan implementation for listing purposes, receivership and liquidation and other engagements with diverse industries.
Dato’ Gan is a Council Member and Past President of IPAM. He is a member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was a Council Member of ICAEW and member of the Financial Reporting Foundation (“FRF”), a trustee body responsible for the oversight of the Malaysian Accounting Standard Board's (“MASB”) performance, financial and funding arrangements, and as an initial source of views for the MASB on proposed standards and pronouncements.
He serves as President and a Council Member of MICPA. He is a Council Member of MIA and a member of its Oversight Committee. He is also the Chairman of the Insolvency Practice Committee (“IPC”) of both MICPA and MIA. Dato’ Gan was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Nottingham. He sits on the Advisory Board for the Nottingham University Business School and is also a member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the Professional Accounting Programme of Sunway College.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / EDUCATION
- Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
- Corporate Finance Qualification granted by ICAEW
- Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
- Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)