Ray has a deep interest in corporate governance, as both an academic and practitioner. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a licensed U.S. Certified Public Accountant. From a starting point in PwC's assurance practice, he has moved on to advise over one hundred organizations on areas including governance, board effectiveness, internal controls and mergers & acquisitions. His clients have included a range of organizations operating in the United States, China and Europe, with a more recent focus on board consulting and Sarbanes Oxley advisory services for public companies listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX and OTC capital markets.
On the academic side, Ray is an Adjunct Professor and teaches in the Xiamen University & University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign joint Master of Accounting Science program. He is also an instructor for the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma course in Hong Kong and London.
Ray has a PhD in Accounting, from the University of Hong Kong, with a research focus on corporate governance and internal controls. His prior education includes a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Hong Kong in 2005 and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University in 1999. Ray's understanding of both eastern and western business practices properly positions him to bridge divides between the two cultures.