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Mr Yang is a member of PwC global leadership and Chairman of the regional Asia Board. In China, Mr Yang was appointed by China’s Central Government as a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Shanghai Committee and he is a Consultant to China’s Ministry of Finance Accounting Regulatory Department. Mr Yang is also an International Senior Economic Consultant for Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government and an Honorary Financial Advisor to the Shantou University Council. In Hong Kong, Mr Yang serves on the Board and Executive Committee of The Community Chest of Hong Kong as Treasurer.
In July 2001, Mr Yang was elected Senior Partner of PwC's Hong Kong firm. After PwC Hong Kong combined with Andersen's Hong Kong - China practice in July 2002, Mr Yang became the Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC, China and Hong Kong.
In his early years as a partner in PwC Hong Kong, Mr Yang was actively involved with PwC’s initiatives to establish a presence in China. In 1993, he relocated to the Shanghai office to set up a joint venture between Price Waterhouse and the local Da Wah accounting firm. He provided business advisory services to companies looking to invest in China and assisted PRC corporations to list in the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges. In 1995, Mr Yang returned to Hong Kong where he continued to serve a broad range of large corporations in Hong Kong and China in areas that include assurance, due diligence, and initial public offerings.
Mr Yang is a Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Royal Statistical Society.
Mr Yang graduated from The London School of Economics in 1978. After he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London, he returned to Hong Kong in 1983 and joined Price Waterhouse. He became a partner in 1989.