Global Shares expands in Asia with a new Hong Kong Team & Office

Content Team August 30, 2017 mins read

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Global Shares expands in Asia with a new Hong Kong Team & Office

Global Shares, a leading global provider of equity compensation management solutions, presents its new Hong Kong Team and Office!

Global Shares continues to drive its international growth strategy forward with the establishment of Global Shares Hong Kong Limited, a new office and a new local team. 

Global Shares Hong Kong Limited, a subsidiary of the Irish-owned, Irish headquartered Global Shares plc, has chosen a central location in Wan Chai as its new base. The company’s office is on Lockhart Road in the metropolitan business district of the city on the north shore of Hong Kong Island, close to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the International Finance Centre and Victoria Harbour.

The company’s presence in the heart of Hong Kong will bring the company closer to the Asian market, provide targeted and comprehensive on-site support to customers in the Asian region and help to meet the future requirements of Asian-speaking clients. The company has also launched a Chinese website, giving detailed information in simplified Chinese on its equity compensation management solutions, which include a market-leading software platform, share plan administration, share-dealing, global custody and financial reporting services for companies and their employees globally.

At an event hosted by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government, Global Shares was thanked as a newly established foreign company in Hong Kong for its contribution to the economy. Pictured at the event was Claire Purcell, who helped to set up the new Global Shares Hong Kong Operation, with numerous representatives from companies in Hong Kong.

Global Shares' Claire Purcell pictured (middle row, 4th left) at a ceremony with the HKSAR Government (Hong Kong)  Global Shares’ Claire Purcell pictured (middle row, 4th left) at a ceremony with the HKSAR Government, welcoming newly established businesses to the city. 

Picture of Claire Purcell - Global Shares Hong Kong


Signing the Hong Kong Government ‘Wall of Fame’

During the event Claire was given the honour of signing the Hong Kong Government’s ‘Wall of Fame’, which now features the Global Shares’ logo and is displayed in the Government’s Offices, helping to give visibility and connect all new businesses in the city.

Head Shot of Tim Houstoun Global SharesCEO

“Global Shares arrival in Hong Kong is a significant investment in the Asian region and we are delighted to be able to extend our service offering to our growing base of clients in Asia and expand our operation into a new time zone offering local support and face-to-face contact, removing the complexities of growing Global Shares business internationally. We are delighted to welcome Dara Murphy to our Team as General Manager Hong Kong. Dara has been based in Hong Kong & Shenzhen for over 10 years, gaining diverse business management experience in the technology sector as well as operations, supply chain management and start-ups. His skills in product development, brand building, customer service, operations and marketing make him a great fit to lead our new Hong Kong operation.” – Tim Houstoun, CEO, Global Shares

Head Shot of  Dara Murphy, General Manager Global Shares Hong Kong

“I am delighted to lead the set-up of Global Shares’ Hong Kong operation. Global Shares has developed the most modern software platform on the global market to manage employee share plans, setting a new benchmark for the global share plan administration industry, offering unrivalled functionality, customisation, flexibility and an exceptional user-friendly experience. The multi-lingual/multi-currency solution is constantly enhanced to keep pace with ever-changing corporate requirements and regulatory changes across all markets around the world. I look forward to raising the profile of Global Shares at this exciting time for the company and to introducing this market-leading software platform to new Asian clients. I would also like to thank and acknowledge the welcome and support we have received from the HKSAR Government since our establishment, helping to position Global Shares within the Hong Kong business sector and putting in place a foundation for exponential growth. We look forward to this exciting new venture for Global Shares!” – Dara Murphy, General Manager Global Shares Hong Kong


About Global Shares

Global Shares is a leading global provider of equity compensation management solutions, providing Share Plan Administration, Global custody, Share-dealing and  Financial Reporting Services to companies and their employees in over 100 countries worldwide. Over the past decade, Global Shares has become a major player in the global share plan management arena. We develop highly specialised cloud-based software solutions for private and public companies of all sizes to manage their employee equity plans. Our technology platform is developed and managed 100% in-house, whilst our highly skilled team of equity professionals deliver the highest levels of service with a personal touch. Our client listing includes some of the largest and best-known companies in the world that use equity compensation to attract and retain a top-class employee base. Established over 10 years ago, we have offices in Hong Kong, the US, the UK, Ireland, Germany and Portugal.  Our Software has set a new benchmark for the global share plan administration industry. For further information please browse our blog or visit


Contact Us:

Global Shares Hong Kong: 10/F, 33 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. T: +852 5806 0308; Email: [email protected]

Media contact: Aisling Riordan, Head of Marketing, Global Shares, West Cork Technology Park, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland. Tel +353 (0) 23 8833 062;  Email [email protected]

Please Note: This publication contains general information only and Global Shares is not, through this article, issuing any advice, be it legal, financial, tax-related, business-related, professional or other. The Global Shares Academy is not a substitute for professional advice and should not be used as such. Global Shares does not assume any liability for reliance on the information provided herein.

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