Gordon Boal









53 – 3405 Plateau Blvd.
Coquitlam, B.C.,
Canada, V3E 3L7

T: 604-552-6041
F: 604-552-6047
C: 604-916-8041
C (China): (86) 13817895649
E. gordon.boal@gaml.ca

Following university graduation, Gordon began his career in the transportation industry and assumed increasing responsibilities with large and leading Canadian trucking companies over a period of 25 years. Leaving the industry, he began consulting in 1990 and for five years was Managing Partner of a turnaround and recovery practice eventually combining efforts with KPMG in 1995. Following initial visits to China in 1990 and 1994, he relocated to Beijing China in January 1998 to lead KPMG Beijing Management Consulting practice. Remaining in Asia, in September 2001 he moved with KPMG to Seoul Korea as a Corporate Finance Partner and the Risk Management Partner for the firm. In May 2004, he returned to Shanghai joining PKF to continue serving foreign and domestic clients in hospitality, transportation and general management areas.

University of Calgary, Canada, Bachelor of Commerce, 1973
Graduate Studies, McMaster University, Canada, 1976
Executive Management Program, Purdue University, USA, 1978

2004 – 2008 PKF Consulting Inc – Partner, Shanghai PRC

With a keen desire to return to China, Gordon joined the practice of a prior associate Wingsee Auyueng. The practice areas include market entry, due diligence and financial advisory services primarily for foreign companies and providing services to Chinese State Owned Enterprises and Chinese Domestic Companies to improve corporate governance and management processes.
Clients include: Sinotrans, Methode Engineering, COSCO, IFC (World Bank), Intrawest Travel and Leisure Group, Melco China Resorts, CIFCO, Capital Land

2001 – 2003 Samjong KPMG FAS Inc – Partner, Seoul Korea

Reporting to the CEO, Gordon was an internationally accredited Partner in Corporate Finance, Corporate Recovery and Transaction Services Practice Areas, and the only foreign partner in that practice. In addition, he was the Risk Management Partner for Financial Advisory Services (FAS) in Korea. His duties were to oversee assigned projects and act as consultation partner for Korean lead partners on projects deemed high risk and projects with international or cross border implications. In addition, he led the preparation of the FAS practice area for International Accreditation of Corporate Finance and Corporate Recovery (achieved 2003).
Clients included: KORAM, Hanvit Bank, KDIC, Ssangyong

1998 – 2001 KPMG Huazhen – Partner, Beijing PRC

Reporting to the COO of the China Practice, he was Partner in Charge of Consulting in Beijing and the only foreign employee in that practice. He was responsible for three principal areas of business; market entry, financial advisory and immigration application support.
Clients included: Volvo, Mercedes, City of Beijing, Tianjin Dagang Ocean Park, Holiday Inns China, Huawei Technologies, CISCO Technologies, IKEA, Ericsson, China WIN Network, FMC Asia, Intralox, Apple Computer, Mercer Management, ALCON China

1995 – 1998 KPMG Canada – Director, Vancouver

Services provided included turnarounds, workouts and refinancing of transportation and distribution companies. He was the project leader for the trucking industry safety compliance initiatives and member of the national transportation practice.

1973 – 1995 Various Senior Management roles in the Transportation Industry

Managing Partner, Future Transportation Services Ltd., Vancouver BC
Gordon worked on behalf of finance institutions, transportation and distribution companies to develop business plans, improve operations and restructure financing.

President, Johnston Transportation Services, Calgary AB
Gordon was a shareholder and President of a large regional bulk carrier with revenues $40 million CN employing 350 people.

Vice President, Kingsway Freightlines Ltd., Calgary AB
Gordon was responsible for Western Canada operation of 23 terminals and 1,500 employees with revenues exceeding $100 million CN.

Various management roles: Trimac Transportation Services Ltd
Initially upon graduation, Gordon was first involved with a start-up division which led to a joint venture with CIL Ltd. to form TriCil Waste Management Ltd, ultimately with revenues exceeding $300 million CN. Following that assignment he went on with the company to manage several of their largest trucking terminals.


PKF Consulting Inc, Shanghai PRC

Provided strategic and concept advisory for development of China based resort and recreational properties

Provided market assessment and financial advisory services for the development of retail and commercial properties

Assisted the largest global ski resort operator to assess opportunities, develop vertically integrated strategy and execute entry into China’s ski market

Over a period of 2 years, designed and implemented key management processes for the largest state owned Transportation Company

Prepared an initial Handbook for Managing Growth for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Sichuan Province

Assisted a global auto parts manufacturer to acquire a domestic auto design and engineering company

Samjong KPMG Inc, Korea

Provided sell side advisory for non-performing loan transactions with face value exceeding $5.2 billion US

Provided sell side advisory for a Korea automobile manufacturer, anticipated proceeds $1.2 billion US

Monitored investment portfolio of a Korean Government guaranteed $500 million US investment fund for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Prepared the FAS practice areas for International Accreditation of Corporate Finance and Corporate Recovery Practices (achieved 2003)

KPMG Huazhen, Beijing PRC

Assisted over 300 foreign companies to establish operations in China

Prepared business plans, action plans and strategic assessments for the purpose of either fund raising or focusing management attention on developing or improving business for both foreign and domestic invested companies

Assisted over 200 Chinese entrepreneur and investor immigrants to Canada and Australia by providing an overall assessment of their business, valuation report and net worth calculation (KPMG Huazhen was a preferred service provider of the Canadian Embassy in Beijing)

Other assignments included prepared feasibility studies for hotels and other recreational properties, consolidation/merger advisory of hotels for IPO, financial advisory services for a BOT Water Treatment Facility valued over $250 million US


Member, Canada China Business Council, Shanghai – from 2004

Guest Lecturer, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai – 2005

Host, Terry Fox Run, Seoul Korea – 2002

Member, Korea Canada Business Council, Seoul 2001 – 2003

Chairman, Canada China Business Council, Beijing Chapter 1999 – 2001

Chairman, Canada Day/Fete du Canada, Beijing, 1998 – 2001

Commissioner, Beijing Baseball League, 2000 – 2001

Guest Lecturer, Peking University, Beijing – 2000

Member of the Alberta Trucking Association Foundation 1985 – 1995

Past President of the Alberta Trucking Association 1986 – 1990

Director of Canadian Trucking Association 1982 – 1985

Member of WESTAC 1985 – 1990

Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Alberta Chapter 1985 – 1989

Management Advisory Council, University of Calgary 1972 – 1991

Service to Transportation Industry Award recipient 1990