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International business to become sharper focus for DFK

Emma Tran, Quality and Business Support Manager

International business development is to become a sharper focus for DFK International to reflect the export-driven route being taken by most nations as a way out of the global economic crisis.

The top ten worldwide accountancy association has adopted a new mission statement to reinforce its stronger commitment to supporting its membership expand cross-border business.

Our new mission statement reflects our absolute commitment to grow international business between and among our member firms.

Martin Sharp
Executive Director of DFK International

Martin Sharp, Executive Director of DFK International, said: “Our new mission statement reflects our absolute commitment to grow international business between and among our member firms.

“This stronger commercial focus has been driven by the desire of our members to compete effectively on the international stage.

“The vast majority of countries in the world are looking to international trade as the route out of the current economic difficulties and DFK International is dedicated to creating the right conditions for international business to flourish.”

DFK International has appointed a quality and business support manager to help member firms succeed in international referrals and to increase awareness of worldwide commercial opportunities among them and their clients.

Emma Tran, a chartered accountant and auditor with international experience, has taken on the new role at the London-based executive office of DFK International.

Emma has been based in Doha, Qatar for the last three years working at Qatar Petroleum, the leading state-owned oil and gas company that has been involved in some of the most significant energy projects in the MENA region.

She previously trained and qualified as an accountant with DFK member firm Chantrey Vellacott based in London. During her four years with Chantrey Vellacott, she was also seconded to DFK Collins in Melbourne, Australia.

She said: “I am excited to be joining DFK International and hope that my background as a chartered accountant and auditor combined with my international experience in Europe, Australia and most recently in the Middle East will help to strengthen its business development focus.

“Being of Chinese descent, I speak Cantonese and Mandarin and so am looking forward to playing an integral part in the association’s development within China which is another key target area.

“With Qatar winning the right to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup and Dubai being awarded the rights to host the World Expo 2020, I am confident that more opportunities will arise for cross-border business activities between Europe, the Middle East as well as Asia.

“I hope that my experience and background will help the association realise its potential in those regions.”

The new focus follows on from DFK International expanding on every inhabited continent during 2013, increasing its global presence in countries with rapidly developing economies.

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