Burgess is pleased to share that nine members of its Asia team are included in Yacht Style magazine’s list of Asia Yachting Leaders 2021, making Burgess the yachting firm with the largest number of staff in that list.
Burgess is the global leader in brokerage, charter, management and new build advisory for superyachts above 30m (100ft). Its Asia operation was launched in 2015 and now has five offices in the region (Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and India) plus an Asia hub in Monaco, with a total team of about 20 staff.
Familiar with the region’s wealth hubs after decades at McKinsey, Burgess in Asia's Chairman Jean-Marc Poullet initially mapped out key markets for clients before recruiting staff and forging partnerships. 'The priority markets are easy to identify but finding the right people for our segment of the market in Asia is less so,' says Poullet.
'As such we mainly focused on the latter to build a very experienced team primarily composed of Asian colleagues able to operate in the region’s diverse culture and languages. As well as English, our team can have detailed yachting discussions in Chinese – both Mandarin and Cantonese – Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, Hindi and Punjabi.'
'I’m happy with our progress, especially the quality and professionalism of our Asia team and the collaboration with Burgess colleagues and experts globally – truly "glocal" teamwork. We have strong foundations on which we can build our business and play a key role in developing the market in Asia.'
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