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Admission of New Directors

March 2018


global expansion & tax advisory director (china) and forensic & litigation support services and technology advisory director


Singapore, 1 March 2018 – Nexia TS is delighted to announce the admission of Flora Luo as its Global Expansion & Tax Advisory Director (China), and Darwin Thio as its Forensic & Litigation Support Services and Technology Advisory Director. Prior to their appointments, both Flora and Darwin were Associate Directors in their previous roles.


With the new appointments, the firm shows that once again it offers equal opportunities to deserving staff. The new leadership brings on board forward-looking and different perspectives to strengthen the firm’s service offerings.


Flora Luo’s Professional Profile

Flora has more than 15 years of business consulting experience in China. She has been successfully assisting international corporations to open or expand their businesses in China, and in this role, she has performed a variety of valuable services for our overseas clients. Fluent in Chinese tax, corporate and employment law, she performs related investigations and helps clients to find and implement solutions to issues that arise from the complexities of doing business in China.


Flora acts as our China office liaison to our foreign clients and has excellent working relationships with Chinese government agencies. She provides a wide range of consulting services, including taxation analysis and problem-solving, company structure analyses, feasibility studies, company investigations and due diligence investigations, as well as providing complete services related to setting up and structuring companies in China. Assisting our clients with mergers & acquisitions or share transfers, Flora works with our international tax advisors and planning team to provide solutions for tax savings and compliance.



Tax & Company Law Attorney

Masters Degree in Law, Guangxi University

Masters Degree in Marketing, University of Wales

Member of Guangxi Law Association

Flora can be contacted at DID: +8621 60478716 ext 806 or floraluo@nexiats.com.cn.


Darwin Thio’s Professional Profile

With 20 years of experience in the areas of legal, compliance, risk management, fraud investigation and processes review, Darwin was Associate Director responsible for Forensic Technology & Litigation Support, Fraud Investigation, Antitrust Compliance Monitoring and Compliance Risk Management. He has previously spent 9 years working for the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs before stepping foot into the private sector.


Over the years, Darwin has worked in US listed IT MNCs, reputable FMCG retail and the banking sector. Leveraging on his knowledge on legal, compliance and processes, he has investigated into many multi-millions fraud cases occurring both internally and externally. Through these investigations and processes review, he has developed a knack to identify key risks and integrate the necessary controls into easy to understand/manage workflows for the business.


Aside this, Darwin was an adjutant lecturer in a local Polytechnic teaching law enforcers pursuing Advance Diploma in Police Studies. He specialises in topics such as Criminology, Victimology and Human Dynamics.


Bachelor in Justice, Queensland University of Technology

Bachelor in Laws (undergrad), University of London

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and member of Association of CFE

Private Investigator licensed by the Singapore Police Force

Certified Safety Officer with Singapore Ministry of Manpower

Adjutant Lecturer for Advance Diploma in Police Studies at Temasek Polytechnic


Darwin can be contacted at DID: +65 6597 5802 or darwinthio@nexiats.com.sg.


About Nexia TS:

Nexia TS was founded in 1993 by two experienced chartered accountants – Henry Tan and Sitoh Yih Pin. After working as managers for one of the international accounting firms, they saw a vision and an opportunity to establish their own organisation – not any accounting firm – but one which is unique in their personalised and well-qualified expertise.


To date, Nexia TS is recognised as an established mid-tier local accounting firm. We have grown significantly in size over the years. Being an independent member firm of Nexia International, we are affiliated to accounting firms in many parts of the world. This means that our clients will get to enjoy personalised, comprehensive and quality services at competitive rates in Singapore and globally. Our reputation for quality has been recognised by clients and accounting professionals. As testimony to this, we are among the first few local accounting firms to be accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia to provide supervision of professionals undergoing traineeship to qualify as Chartered Accountants.


Headquartered in Singapore, Nexia TS has established a strong presence in various countries across the region. Nexia China is a one-stop centre providing advisory services for foreign-invested enterprises in China. NTS Malaysia and NTS Myanmar provide a full suite of corporate advisory services for our clientele with operations and new foreign investments in the respective countries. Nexia International is an international network of accounting and consulting firms with origins going back to 1971, making Nexia International one of the longest established networks. Currently, with more than 24,000 professional staff serving our clients at over 570 offices in 120 countries, it is ranked as the top 10 largest international accounting and consulting network.


For more details, please visit www.nexiats.com.sg.


Media Contacts:

Grace Lui
Head of Marketing Communications
+65 6597 7297


May Tan
Marketing Communications Manager
+65 6534 5700 (ext. 861)

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