We are a boutique consulting company for banks and for clients involved in acquiring or investing in banks.

Our expertise is in Taiwan, China, and Japan.

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About Us

We have served as banking advisors to leading US and Taiwan Private Equity firms on their M&A projects acquiring banks in Taiwan and Japan, as well as post-acquisition business transformation projects. Talent assessment, retention, and recruiting strategy are an integral part of our consulting services.

We also specialize in recruiting senior managers for the financial services industry in Taiwan. We are distinguished by our ability to conduct searches for sensitive C-level executive positions for clients.

We started as Boon Allard LLC in Feb 2006. The company was chartered in Delaware, USA and has a branch office registered in Taipei. As Boon Associates, we continue to cross refer business with the Allard Institute, which has several decades of executive search experience in the financial services industry in the USA.

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Our Founder

        Phee Boon Kang
        Senior Consultant in Banking

Phee Boon Kang is the Founder and President of Boon Associates, a consulting firm serving the financial services sector in Taiwan, China and Japan.

Since 2006, Mr. Kang has served as a senior banking advisor and human resource consultant to leading PE firms in banking M&A projects in Taiwan and Japan, both pre and post acquisition.

Mr. Kang is currently an external director in Citibank Japan Limited. Until 2012, he served as an Independent Director for 5 years at the China Guangfa Bank, where he chaired its Risk Management Committee and was a member of its Audit Committee.

Prior to founding Boon Associates, Mr. Kang worked at three US multinational banking groups for 30 years, in New York, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Manila, Tokyo and Taipei. He was involved in starting up, growing and turning around consumer banking and cards businesses in 5 markets, namely Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, spanning a quarter century.

He was appointed the Senior Vice President and Area Manager for Taiwan, Philippines and China at American Express in 1999, and was the Amex Group's Chairman and Legal Representative for all its subsidiaries in Taiwan including Amex Bank for 6 years. As Senior Vice President and Retail Country Manager at Bank of America, Mr. Kang built its fast-growing Taiwan credit cards and retail banking business from scratch and presided over the successful divestiture of the profitable Taiwan business 4 years later, as part of the strategic exit by the bank from the Asia Retail market. Earlier, he was a pioneering retail bank business manager for Citibank in Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia during a 20 year career with Citi, which started with a stint in its New York Operating Group.

He also served as the Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei and Co-Chair of the AMCHAM/ECCT (the European Chamber) Banking Committee, and an Independent Director at the IPO of ezTravel, Taiwan’s leading internet Travel Company.

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Contact Us

  • Address: 5F, No. 285, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Sec. 4, Taipei 10692, Taiwan
  • Phone: +886 (2) 8773 6200
  • Fax: +886 (2) 8773 7173

  • Email: ExecutiveS@boonassociates.com