Welcoming our new Managing Director, Asia


Spruson & Ferguson has announced that Duarte Lima has been appointment as the Managing Director of Spruson & Ferguson’s Asian business, a leading intellectual property service provider in the Asia-Pacific region and member firm of the IPH Group.

Duarte has extensive experience in Finance, Risk Management and General Management across Europe and Asia and brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the group.

“We are thrilled to welcome Duarte to Spruson & Ferguson and the IPH group,” said Dr Andrew Blattman, Managing Director and CEO of IPH.

“With his proven track record of success in steering the overall direction, strategy, and management of the organisations, we are confident that Duarte will provide strong leadership and guidance as we enter this new chapter.”

Duarte resides in Singapore and joins Spruson & Ferguson from INSEAD, where he spent almost six years in several key roles including Chief Risk Officer, Executive Director of Strategy and Planning, and most recently, as Chief of Staff.

Speaking about his appointment, Duarte said, “I am excited to join the IPH Group as the Managing Director of Spruson & Ferguson’s Asian business. Asia is a dynamic region and hotspot for many cutting-edge technology sectors, offering immense potential for growth and development and opportunities for IP. 

“I’m looking forwarded to working with the talented Spruson & Ferguson team to harness these opportunities and lead the business to further growth.”

Duarte will start with Spruson & Ferguson on Monday, 2nd September 2024.

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