Executive Counsel Limited

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Executive Counsel Limited
Communications consultancy
Industry Public affairs, public relations
Founded 2003
Key people
Timothy J. Peirson-Smith, Managing Director
Products Strategy, lobbying, stakeholder engagement, government relations, political intelligence, sustainability support, research, internal communications, brand building, media relations, event promotion, media monitoring, copywriting, speechwriting, editing
Number of employees
Website www.execounsel.com

Executive Counsel Limited is an Asia-focused business strategy and communications consultancy headquartered in Hong Kong, specializing in public affairs, government relations, lobbying, stakeholder engagement, public relations, sustainability, brand building and corporate communications.


Executive Counsel Limited was founded in 2003 by communications strategist Timothy J. Peirson-Smith, current Chairman of the Business Policy Unit of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.[1] Prior to 2003, Peirson-Smith was involved in the communications and environmental aspects of many major development projects, including Hong Kong International Airport and Hong Kong Disneyland.[2]

Executive Counsel's blue bowler hat logo is inspired by Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats and works by Belgian surrealist René Magritte, particularly The Man in the Bowler Hat and The Son of Man (both 1964).

Focus and Issues[edit]

Through executing many assignments, Executive Counsel Limited has supported clients from a broad range of sectors, including tourism, accountancy, banking and finance, investment promotion, recruitment, transportation, logistics, IT, environment, healthcare, property, energy and the public sector.[3] In Hong Kong, Executive Counsel Limited has become known for its special focus and expertise in infrastructure, construction and development, with Managing Director Timothy J. Peirson-Smith a regular commentator on these sectors in local media and the conference circuit.[4][5][6]

Sustainability Support[edit]

As a qualified environmental consultant and founding Chair of the Environment Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce,[7] Timothy Peirson-Smith is a recognised authority on environment and sustainability issues in Hong Kong, and has commented on a broad range of environmental issues, such as energy [8][9] waste management,[10] and the most suitable and cost-effective approaches to sustainability for small businesses.[11] Executive Counsel is also listed as a registered environmental consultant by the Environmental Protection Department of the Government of Hong Kong.[12]

China market entry[edit]

Supported by a network of partners and affiliates[citation needed] throughout Greater China, Executive Counsel Limited is active in assisting European and North American firms with their China market entry strategies.[13]

Public relations[edit]

Executive Counsel Limited is also active in public relations, media campaigns and event planning, having supported Tranic Franchising in promoting the Asian debut of Jamie Oliver's restaurant franchise, Jamie's Italian.[14][15] Executive Counsel Limited has also provided PR support to the Vienna Representative Office in Hong Kong.[16]


Hong Kong Hong Kong founded in 2003
Macau Macau founded in 2007


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