Graham Macdonald, MBE, Chairman Emeritus of MBMG Group, was named International Personality of the Year at the International Investment magazine’s International Fund & Product Awards 2016.
Also at the awards, MBMG Group’s Thai SEC-licensed affiliate, MBMG Investment Advisory, was highly commended in the Best International Private Banking Service (Non-UK) category and nominated for the Best Best-Practice in Offshore award.
Over the last 22 years, Graham has achieved recognition in the UK (MBE), Thailand (Director of the Board of Trade, Chairman of the British and South African Chambers of Commerce) and also throughout the profession as one of the outstanding industry figures. This year marks the end of Graham’s full time career as he eases into semi-retirement leaving a legacy of extremely satisfied clients at one of Asia’s most respected financial services practices which he founded 20 years ago with his business partner Paul Gambles. Graham will now be helping Macallan Insurance Brokers expand their business on the Eastern Seaboard in Thailand.
Since he co-founded MBMG Group in 1995, his drive and integrity has been a key factor in the group’s growth to where it now has around 100 employees servicing well over 2,400 clients in such diversified financial services as insurance, investment advisory, corporate advisory, tax advisory, family office, accounting, audit, legal, and property solutions from 5 offices in 3 different countries. With assets under advice or management in excess of USD400 Million, MBMG has developed a reputation as one of the most trusted personal, corporate and institutional advisory practices in Asia and is part of the GGI network, with over 200 branches in over 100 countries, with an annual turnover in excess of US$5 billion.
A big believer in client education, Graham has written regularly for media based in Thailand and was nominated for the Lorenzo Natali Prize for journalism, created by the EU in 1992 and awarded for excellence in reporting on human rights and democracy in the developing world.
Graham was President of the ‘Care for Kids’ charity from 1998 to 2010, Secretary of ‘The Lighthouse Club – Eastern Seaboard’ when it was launched a few years ago and Vice Chairman of ‘World of Wine’, a socially focussed business which gives all profits to charitable causes. Graham has been President of the Royal British Legion Thailand since 2009.