Alberto Vettoretti

Managing Partner Hong Kong Office

BIO

Alberto Vettoretti was born in Italy and received his education in the UK where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Chinese, Economics, and Management from the University of Durham and an MSc with a specialization in Chinese law from the University of Staffordshire.

He has been living in Asia for over 23 years and speaks and writes fluent Mandarin, Italian, English, and Spanish.

Alberto joined Dezan Shira & Associates as an equity partner in September 1998. Over the years, the company has grown into a pan-Asia organization with over 300 professionals and 23 offices in China, India, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and liaison offices in Italy, Germany and the United States. In 2014, he led the firm’s expansion in Asia through the establishment of the Dezan Shira Asia Alliance with partners and offices in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.

Alberto oversees the global operations and expansion of the firm and directly manages five offices in South China (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Zhongshan, and Hong Kong), three offices in Vietnam (Danang, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) and the firm’s Singapore and Indonesia operations. Alberto is responsible for the firm’s overall development in overseas markets including its liaison offices in the US and Europe.

In 2006, the firm was appointed as a foundation member of the Leading Edge International Alliance (LEA) of global accountants and auditors. Alberto is currently a board member of LEA Asia. LEA is the 5th largest tax and accounting association world-wide with a revenue of over US$ 3 billion in 2020.

The firm is also a member of ETL global (the 15th largest global assurance and advisory network with a revenue of over US$ 1 billion in 2020) and IR Global.

Alberto specializes in corporate structuring, tax planning, as well as legal and management issues affecting foreign-invested enterprises in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, and Vietnam. He is also actively involved as a sitting member of the board for various multinational corporations doing business in these countries.

Alberto was formerly a national board member of the China - Italy Chamber of Commerce, the Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce, Guangdong - Shenzhen Sub Chamber, the Vice Chairman of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and the Chairman of its South China Chapter.

Since 2008, Alberto has been a member of the YPO (Young President Organization), PRD Chapter - for which he acts as Finance Chair.

From 2011 to 2017, Alberto was appointed as an International Advisor to the Guangzhou Government (PR China) in recognition of his expertise on FDI in the region and his contribution to the improvement of the city’s business environment.

Alberto has consistently contributed to the firm’s subsidiary publishing company, Asia Briefing Ltd., which produces a variety of titles related to doing business in Asia - including China Briefing, Vietnam Briefing, India Briefing and ASEAN Briefing. Alberto’s comments also regularly appear in international publications such as The Financial Times, The South China Morning Post, Il Sole 24 Ore, China Daily and a host of other local and internationally recognized publications.

Alberto is currently a guest lecturer at the University of Macerata (Italy) for their Masters in Global Management for China program.

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    • Office

      Hong Kong SAR Office
    • Languages

      Chinese, Mandarin, English, Italian, Spanish