Noel Clehane


Noel Clehane is the Global Head of Regulatory & Public Policy at BDO and a chartered accountant with over 30 years’ experience in professional practice and public policy affairs. He coordinates the involvement of the BDO professional services network globally in regulatory and public policy matters and is heavily involved in Europe-ASEAN matters for BDO. He is a frequent visitor to South-East Asia and passionate about the region personally and professionally.

Based in Brussels, Belgium, he is a member of the founding board and Treasurer of ASEANcham-EU. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the EU-ASEAN Business Council and chaired the European Services Forum from 2017-2021. Noel is also an active member of Asia Society Switzerland, the UK-ASEAN Business Council and Asia House in the UK.

Noel is a Fellow of both Chartered Accountants Ireland and of the ICAEW in the UK of which he was Council Member for the EU from 2014-2021. He also holds qualifications from Law Society Ireland, Instead Paris, the Institute of Risk Management, Florida Atlantic University and Zurich University of Applied Sciences.

An enthusiastic student of languages, he is currently grappling with the Thai language!