On April 9th, 2019, Crowe Global Board Meeting was held in Dubai, UAE. Mr. Jiantao Yang, Co-Chairman of Crowe Global and Party Committee Secretary of Crowe China Certified Public Accountants (“Ruihua CPAs”) and Mr. Chuck Allen, Co-Chairman of Crowe Global, co-chaired the meeting. Mr. David Mellor, CEO of Crowe Global and all board members joined the meeting. Mr. Lianqi Zhang, Managing Partner of Ruihua CPAs and Board Member of Crowe Global, also presented at the meeting.

The board approved the minutes of the meeting on January 7th, 2019, listened to updates on China matters and approved related resolution, as well as listened to Australia branding updates. Mr. David Mellor reported on the strategic plan and priorities of the Network, which was discussed thoroughly by the board members. Subsequently, the board discussed the membership fees funding model, conflict checks and the implementation of potential service lines. Chief Operating Officer Mr. Kamel Abouchacra reported on the 2018 financials and 2019 forecast. After hearing related report, the board approved the resolution on relevant member firms. Later on, the board listened to the CEO’s recent and future work arrangements, and discussed the proposed venues for regional and global conferences in the next 3 years.

In the afternoon of April 8th, Compensation Committee Meeting was held among Mr. Jiantao Yang, Mr. Chuck Allen and Mr. Spiro Paule, Managing Partner of Crowe Australasia. The meeting assessed the performance of CEO in 2018 and decided on CEO’s compensation level to be recommended to the board.

In the afternoon of April 10th, Mr. Jiantao Yang was invited to visit the Dubai office of Crowe Mak. Mr. Yang and Mr. James Matthew, senior partner of Crowe Mak and Board Member of Crowe Global, shared thoughts about the development strategy of Crowe Global in the Middle East and the related work of the China Marketing Center. Mr. Yang also exchanged views with partners and staff of Crowe Mak.

During the board meeting, Mr. Khalid Maniar, Managing Partner of Crowe Mak and Mr. James Mathew invited Board Members of Crowe Global to attend private dinner respectively, during which they had warm communication and interaction. The dinner was joined by key clients, government representatives, and partners of Crowe Mak, Crowe Oman, and Crowe Saudi Arabia, with about 200 people presented.


 



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