James Dubow
Managing Director
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Leads Alvarez & Marsal's Asian practice in Hong Kong
Focuses on increasing stakeholder value, often through interim management positions
Close to three decades of China and Asia experience
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James Dubow is a Managing Director and leads Alvarez & Marsal's Asian practice. With two decades of experience leading companies and their stakeholders through periods of change, including 16 years in Asia, he focuses on increasing stakeholder value in both distressed and high-growth situation.
Mr. Dubow's areas of expertise include executive leadership, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, operational turnarounds, post-merger integration and business plan development and evaluation. He has worked across a wide range of industries including banking, healthcare, energy and retail.
Mr. Dubow first joined A&M in the U.S. to work on corporate turnarounds. Subsequently, he was a founding member of A&M China, assisting companies with operational issues, debt financing and trade sales.
Mr. Dubow then served for 5 years as Chief Financial Officer of an energy company that develops and runs businesses across Asia, principally in China, Taiwan and Korea. He helped the company with its growth strategy following its acquisition by a private equity consortium, raised several rounds of syndicated and project debt and prepared the company for listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Dubow then assisted with the 100 percent equity sale to a major state-owned corporation in China and led the financial function, while assisting the new Chinese parent company with its strategic plans and post-merger integration.
Since returning to A&M in 2012, Mr. Dubow has assisted private equity sponsors with the operating turnarounds of their portfolio companies, which often includes taking interim management positions, typically CEO or CRO. He has also prepared portfolio companies for private sales and assisted equity sponsors with achieving successful exits. He is currently serving as CEO of a retailer in China.
Mr. Dubow earned a bachelor's degree in history with an emphasis on China from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA in finance from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin and has studied the language for close to 30 years.