GIIP GLOBAL ADVISORY
GIIP stands for Global Initiative and Interaction by Professionals.
GIIP Global Advisory is a network of professionals world-wide who have not only professional technical skills but also understanding about "running a business" and have entrepreneurial mindset. Many of us have financial/accounting background and we aspire to become your de-facto local CFO at your overseas businesses by providing seamless support and different management point of views for the launch, operation, compliance, and improvement of your overseas business.
We would like more and more companies to go global and bring their unique values to other countries and regions, which would lead to more communication and transactions among countries. We are aspiring to provide an efficient and effective (reasonably priced and valuable) infrastructure for some aspects in managing foreign businesses.
At the same time, we aspire to develop and procure global human resources in business: i.e. young business persons who have full capability in global business environment.
Our clients tend to be mid-sized company rapidly growing and going global. Still they range from big listed companies to mid-to-small sized listed or private companies depending on types of services and countries. One thing in common is that they are all doing business beyond the border of their home country. Their sector varies from manufacturing, manufacturing related services, trading, constructions, to retails, real estate and investments.
We are professionals and at the same time entrepreneurial. We know rules and regulations, compliances that companies need to abide by. We also understand management perspective about challenges a business face especially when it is overseas business. We will provide services for minimum compliance and, on top of it, advanced advice that cater to the needs of the management trying to manage the overseas business well. When such a service is offered, we believe our value is maximized. CFO Function Service is one of those highly valued services of ours.
Sep 2009: GIIP New York (USA) Office launched
Oct 2010: Started multi-countries business expansion
Apr 2011: GIIP India (Chennai and Bangalore Office) established.
May 2011: GIIP Tokyo Office officially Started (Japan).
Jan 2012: GIIP Istanbul Office (Turkey) started proving services.
Expanded business especially for new comers to US market (Retail, IT, automobile etc.)
Sep 2013: Merged an accounting business located in Bangalore, India.
Jan 2014: Started hosting young professionals as trainees as part of our Global Human Resource Development service.
Jul 2014: Divested part of business in Japan to focus more on GIIP's strength.
Aug 2015: Welcomed New Partners in Japan and India
May 2016: Launched new website.
Key Members (Global)
KOJI SATO (Managing Partner) Certified Public Accountant (CPA) -USA/Japan
Founder and Global Partner of GIIP Global Advisory: Sato is Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. (New York) and Japan and is in charge of U.S. practice. He has 10+ year experience in the U.S. in the field of U.S. tax, accounting, financial reporting, and investment management. After entrepreneurial experience early in his career, Sato’s accounting/finance career started with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Tokyo. He performed financial audits and also engaged in consulting projects intensively for multi-national clients. After obtaining an MBA, he joined KPMG New York where he was a senior adviser in M&A related advisory services. He then joined a New York-based investment management company where he was a Senior Financial Officer, helping the company manage alternative investments including hedge fund investments and private equity investments. He launched what is now GIIP Global Advisory in New York in 2009. He aims to create a quality professional team to support companies who are going global to successfully do “better management” of their overseas businesses. B.A. from Hitotsubashi University; MBA from University of Southern California.
KUNIO JIN, Senior Partner
Jin has experience of taking the lead of sales division for more than 30 years in IBM and Johnson Controls. Starting with Basic metal industry, he expanded his knowledge of various vertical markets in Japan such as Electronics, Factory Automation, Electricity, and Energy services. In his client interface role, he always developed a win -win relation to support clients’ business strategies and developed the long term relationship with clients. In his long career of sales executive in global environment, he developed business plans and strategies for global businesses.
YUKSEL OZAY, Senior Partner (Istanbul)
Since 1973, he has worked as a CPA in Turkey and the U.S. After working in the U.S. at Deloitte , he returned to Turkey. For 25 years from 1985 to 2010 he was a partner at KPMG Istanbul and was active in a variety of advisory sectors including financial statement auditing, internal auditing, risk management, and due diligence. He also a wealth of experience in a wide variety of industry sectors (financial institutions, entertainment, consumer products, energy/resources, automotive-related, real estate and construction) in Turkey. He is fluent in English and is a CPA (SMMM).