Russell Bedford expands APAC coverage with appointment of CPA firm in Thai capital
Global professional services network, Russell Bedford International, has announced the appointment of Proud in Pro Co.,Ltd as a member firm in Bangkok, Thailand.
Established in 2018 by the managing partner, Sansanee Poolsawat, a CPA with some 20 years' experience of auditing in Thailand, Proud in Pro is a three-partner firm located in Bangkok’s central Bang Rak district.
Supported by a team of around 20 professionals, Proud in Pro is a specialist in audit practice and is authorised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Thailand to audit publicly listed companies; currently only 32 audit firms have such approval.
The firm’s clients operate in sectors such as construction, real estate and technology, some of them having subsidiaries overseas.
Speaking about the appointment, Russell Bedford CEO, Stephen Hamlet, said: “A huge welcome to our new member firm in Bangkok! It is a pleasure to secure Proud in Pro as our first new firm in the APAC region in 2022. I look forward to meeting the team in due course and encourage them to reach out to their global counterparts on client matters.”
Sansanee Poolsawat, managing partner at Proud in Pro, added: “We are delighted to join Russell Bedford International. This is a very exciting development and a big moment for our firm. We are filled with enthusiasm to begin exploring the new opportunities open to us as members of a large network of international accounting firms and the benefits that this will bring to our firm and our clients.”
Andrew Lim, Russell Bedford global board director for APAC, added: “I’m very pleased to welcome Proud in Pro as our member firm in Bangkok. I look forward to connecting with Sansanee and the team and to begin collaborating and supporting each other with respect to offering our mutual clients comprehensive international services.”
About Russell Bedford International
Established in 1983, Russell Bedford International is a global network of independent firms of accountants, auditors, tax advisers and business consultants. Ranked amongst the world’s leading accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by some 1,000 partners, 8,000 staff and 350 offices in 100 countries worldwide. Russell Bedford International is a member of the IFAC Forum of Firms and a member of EGIAN, the European Group of International Accounting Networks and Associations.