S.J. Grand has a network of finance, consultancy and tax professionals working across China. We also work in partnership with leading international law and accounting firms to ensure seamless cross-border service delivery.
Our senior partners take an active role in all S.J. Grand operations to ensure solid, productive working relationships that exceed client expectations.
STEPHANE J. GRAND
Stephane Grand has over 18 years financial and legal advisory experience on foreign investment in China, specializing in capital structure optimization and management restructuring.
Through the early 1990s, he gained hands-on experience of the PRC legal system as an associate of the Beijing office of law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel and with the World Bank Legal Reform and Private Sector Development Departments. He was a founding partner of US barcode technology firm Scanbuy, a senior consultant with Coltrin and Associates, New York, and with Claydon Gescher Associates, a consulting firm in Beijing specializing in Internet and Telecoms. He went on to head the Chinese practice of RSM Salustro (audit and consulting) and created its tax and management consultancy practices. He founded S.J. Grand Financial and Tax Advisory in 2003.
He is a graduate of HEC Paris (MBA), La Sorbonne (Ph.D. in Chinese contract law) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (MALD), and teaches courses on the legal and financial aspects of doing business in China as an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Illinois. He speaks English, French and Mandarin.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, SHANGHAI
Christophe Marquis is head of S.J. Grand’s Shanghai operations and has over 10 years experience in financial strategy, market entry, tax and capital optimization projects for international companies and foreign-invested enterprises in China.
Christophe has expert knowledge of Chinese multiple investment and compliance issues, individual and corporate tax, financial modeling, and due diligence supervision. Before joining S.J. Grand in 2002, Christophe was financial manager at the international joint venture tax advisory RSM Salustro Zhongrui CPAs in Beijing. In 2005, he relocated to Shanghai as S.J. Grand Chief Operating Officer, and in 2009 was appointed Managing Director.
At S.J. Grand, Christophe has provided incorporation support and investment evaluations for more than 100 FDIs in mainland China. He has developed and advised on the financial model, capitalization and financing for numerous businesses across the F&B industry: bars, clubs and restaurants; high-end confectionary products; fast-food; wine businesses; as well as consulting on master franchising. He has also made major contributions to the consolidation, organization and technical elevation of the firm in its provision of tailor made services for both SMEs and MNCs. He is a graduate in Finance and Asian Studies of the EICD 3A Ecole Internationale de Commerce et de Développement in Lyon and speaks English, French and Mandarin.
Marc d'Antras is an authority on business restructuring and optimization strategies for foreign-invested companies in China.
After 15 years as head of administrative and financial management in France and Belgium for multinational industrial and distribution group Saint-Gobain, he was appointed Vice President, Finance, of the company’s joint venture with Chinese management in Fujian, overseeing more than 1200 staff. In 1997, he was made Saint-Gobain’s Director of Finance for China, which involved the creation and implementation of legal, financial and management structures for than 30 entities comprising nearly 5000 employees in China and Hong Kong.
In 2004, Marc formed MdA Business Solutions offering services in management consultancy, due diligence, and financial and administrative organization and with clients that have included PSA, Schneider Electric, Saint-Gobain, ECM Industrial Furnaces. Marc is a graduate of Université Paris Dauphine and has served on the board of directors of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China (CCIFC). He speaks English, French and Mandarin.
GENERAL MANAGER, SOUTH CHINA
Herve Lambelin, with over 8 years of supporting foreign-invested companies in China, has gained extensive knowledge of the Chinese social and business environment. Early 2014 he was appointed General Manager of South China, Shenzhen for S.J.Grand – Financial and Tax Advisory.
He arrived in Shanghai in April 2006 and joined the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China (CCIFC). In September 2006, he became Director of the Office of the CCIFC in Guangzhou. During his tenure, he assumed a leadership role expanding CCIFC networks in south of China. In late 2007, he established the CCIFC office in Shenzhen, covering both cities and was appointed director of CCIFC South China. In 2012, he established CCIFC Chengdu, covering the entire region of Sichuan.
Before arriving in China, Herve has worked at the French Chamber in Lille on the development of the airport Lille-Lesquin. Previously, he gained extensive experience in the commercial management for renowned companies, such as Air France, Iberia, Malev , Icelandair and Air Littoral. Herve is a graduate from the university of Pan American University of Edinburgh Texas (USA) and speaks English and French.
SENIOR MANAGER, Beijing
Mariano Millet is a Senior Manager, Beijing, and leads our Spanish and Latin American desk. His areas of practice include Chinese individual and corporate taxation advisory, simulations, structuring of foreign invested enterprises, internal control and financial modeling. He has extensive knowledge of the F&B industry in bars, restaurants, hotels and fast food chains as well as in consulting and trading sectors such as Retail, Human Resources, Architecture, Engineering, Advertising and Designing.
Prior to joining SJ Grand, he was a Finance Manager for Latin America at ZTE Corporation, the largest listed Chinese telecom equipment and network solutions provider operating in more than 140 countries with 70,000 employees. Prior to ZTE, Mariano worked as an investment advisor for the US Embassy in Argentina, providing services to Argentine and US companies.
Mariano holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Accounting from the University of Belgrano and master’s degree in Corporate Finance from the University of CEMA in Buenos Aires. He can speak English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin.