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Russell Bedford Malaysian Firm Appoints Head of New Japanese Services Division

Yoshiyuki Kato joins Russell Bedford LC & Company, the Malaysian member of Russell Bedford International, to run the firm’s new Japanese Services division.

London, United Kingdom, December 09, 2007 --( Russell Bedford LC & Company (RBLC), the Malaysian member firm of worldwide accounting group Russell Bedford International, has appointed Yoshiyuki Kato as the managing director of its newly established Japanese Services division.

Yoshiyuki Kato was a senior director in the Japanese Services Group of a Big-4 firm in Malaysia. He has over 17 years of professional experience, eight of which have been spent in Malaysia. His prior experience also includes senior positions held in Osaka, Japan, where he provided a wide range of advisory and professional services focusing on international operations.

Having managed a client portfolio comprising some of the largest Japanese organisations, Yoshiyuki’s invaluable expertise in Malaysian accounting, tax and other local regulations is highly sought after amongst the Japanese organisations operating in Malaysia. He speaks regularly on various business, tax and regulatory related topics for the Japanese business community in Malaysia.

Yoshiyuki graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan, and is also a member of the Japanese Institute of CPAs.

“Kato-san has certainly enhanced our line of professional services to help capture the niche market of the Japanese business community in the country,” said RBLC partner Loh Kok Leong.

For more information, contact Loh Kok Leong on +60 3 2031 8223. Alternatively, visit the website at .


Note to Editors

Russell Bedford International was established in 1983 by a group of medium-sized independent accounting practices aiming to counter the market dominance of the major multi-national accounting firms.

Russell Bedford is now a closely-connected global network of independent accounting and business consultancy firms in key locations around the world, and is represented by some 200 offices in more than 70 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

All Russell Bedford affiliates are well-established firms offering international business advice and services to local and multinational clients. Most provide a full range of services comprising accounting, auditing, tax advice, general business guidance and financial consulting. In addition, many have special expertise in particular fields, such as international taxation or information technology.
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