Accuracy recruits Frédéric Recordon as manager of Beijing branch

01 October 2019 3 min. read
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International management consultancy Accuracy has handed the reins of its Beijing office to partner recruit Frédéric Recordon.

Founded in 2004 by a group of former Arthur Andersen ­ consultants – including global managing partner Frédéric Duponchel – French-origin management consultancy Accuracy has since 2011 embarked on a concerted international expansion drive, adding offices in Hong Kong, Morocco, Dubaiand Singapore in just the past few years. The firm also first entered the Chinese market at the end of 2017 with the acquisition of Beijing-based local advisory GTE.

Now, Accuracy has announced Frédéric Recordon as the new managing partner of its Beijing operations. Recruited to the firm’s partnership ranks, which total roughly 50 worldwide, Recordon crosses from a managing partner role with local outfit Lan Tian Consulting, a professional services and strategy firm specialised in cross-border operations between China and Europe where Recordon has served as for the past seven years since arriving in the country.

Earlier in his career, the ESCP and IEP Paris graduate spent four years as an auditor in the Paris office of professional services giant PwC, after which he turned his hand to internal finance at French firms S.T. Dupont and Rexel. From there, Recordon held high level leadership positions for seven years across Autodistribution and human capital firm YVAN BEAL, the latter where he was chairman and CEO, before eventually relocating to China to join Lan Tian.

Frederic Recordon, Managing partner Beijing at Accuracy

Recordon has over his career to date worked on numerous in- and out-bound cross-border engagements for Chinese and European players, including those in the med-tech, automotive and consumer segments, combining finance and strategy expertise such as market entry strategy, business modelling and business plan construction or synergies assessment. He has also served as a financial advisor for acquisitions and disposals, joint-venture creations and carve-outs.

“The arrival of Frédéric Recordon to manage our base in Beijing is an important step,” said Duponchel, who spent 14 years at Arthur Andersen before co-founding Accuracy. “His knowledge of the country and its players, as well as his multi‐sector expertise, complements our presence perfectly. It is, of course, essential to our One Firm strategy to continue to strengthen our ability to act on behalf of Chinese and foreign players in this country full of opportunities.”

According to the firm, Recorden’s appointment will serve to reinforce Accuracy’s presence in the Asia–Middle East region as well as the synergies between its Beijing branch and other global offices, which now total 18 across four continents. In Asia, Recorden joins an Accuracy senior leadership team which includes Jonathan Ellis (ex-Deloitte) and David Thornes in Singapore, the latter who was promoted to partner earlier this year, and Xavier Gallais in Hong Kong.