Peter Emblin, a senior executive with the Bangkok-based MBMG Group, is leaving the company to take a role with one of the company’s clients, MBMG said on Wednesday.
It didn’t name the company he is joining, but a company spokesperson said Emblin is joining a family office that is “primarily based in Bangkok, with business interests throughout Asia Pacific”.
He is to be succeeded in his role at MBMG by a woman whom company co-founder and managing partner Paul Gambles described as “an experienced Asian family office expert who spent her early career in the leisure and infrastructure sectors”.
Gambles declined to name her until she’s had a chance to meet the key clients she’ll be looking after, which he said would probably take around two weeks.
Emblin, who has been with MBMG since 2014, had played a major role in building the company’s corporate solutions operations, as head of its Corporate Advisory service, MBMG said in a statement. Gambles said he “will be sorely missed”.
But his new role “will allow him to travel to his native Australia on a more frequent basis, which is important to him, for both lifestyle and family reasons,” Gambles added.
A British expatriate, Gambles was featured on the cover of International Investment’s May issue, and profiled inside the magazine.
Although it has just one office, in Bangkok, MBMG looks after clients throughout Asia, and is affiliated with the Geneva Group International Alliance, an invitation-only multidisciplinary network of independent accounting, auditing, legal and and consulting firms.It was founded in 1996.
As reported, Gambles is a regular television commentator on CNBC and certain other television networks. His former MBMG partner, just retired-Graham Macdonald, was named International Personality of the Year at International Investment‘s 17th annual International Fund & Product Awards in October.