Sean Li has built a team of more 50 since launching the Shanghai studio in 2007 and made the studio one of the practice’s best performing in recent years by securing key commissions from a range of blue chip clients.
Group chairman Stuart Rough, who worked closely with Sean to first establish the Shanghai studio, said the invitation to join the Holdings Board was both a recognition of his major impact on the company to date and the exciting future potential the company see in the region.
He said: “Sean was our first employee in China and he has been the main driver in helping us become a significant force in the country through his unique skill set and deep understanding of the Chinese business culture.
“Sean has been incredibly successful in securing new opportunities and developing these relationships to support the global business but his real passion remains the significant opportunity for Broadway Malyan in China.
“His elevation to the Holdings Board reflects the practice’s respect for what he has already done and its confidence in his ability to help lead the company into an exciting new era in China.”