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About us

USA’s premier corporate specialist with global standards.

We are Acclime USA.

Acclime is a premier provider of professional formation, accounting, tax, HR & advisory services in the United States. We focus on providing high-quality outsourcing and consulting services to our international clients.

Global standards

The Acclime network.

Acclime USA is part of the Acclime Group – an Asia-focused corporate services specialist with a genuine, on-the-ground presence in all of Asia’s hardest-to-navigate markets. By staying on top of regulatory changes, we help our corporate clients manage local governmental and administrative compliance issues quickly and with a minimum of fuss.

Vision & mission

Elevating the standards of corporate governance in Asia.

At Acclime, we aspire to become Asia’s premier corporate services firm, elevating the standards of corporate governance everywhere we operate. We are active in all Asian markets and the USA, with a particular focus on emerging Asia, where it is difficult to find corporate services firms offering the same high standards and responsiveness as it is in the more mainstream locations such as Hong Kong and Singapore.

The Acclime difference

Built from the bottom up.

We are unique in the field of corporate services in that Acclime is partner-owned, and its partners are the largest shareholders in the company. What does it mean to you and your business?

Seamless regional service

In Acclime’s obstacle-free structure, our partners have the drive and willingness to collaborate across borders irrespective of which of our offices will reap the benefit.

Hands-on attention

Our clients receive far more hands-on attention from our senior managers and partners than they would at Big Four firms or similar corporate services providers.

Speed & flexibility

We are nimble, responsive and always able to help. Our partners can make swift and effective decisions on your behalf, cutting through bureaucracy and guiding you forward.

Brand values

Our beliefs unlock true potential.


Our local knowledge of complex Asian markets is unparalleled. But we get the big picture, too — with a global perspective that will help your business interests prosper.


We help you navigate the most complex aspects of operating throughout Asia. Applying speed and dexterity to win you success, our reliability eases anxiety and stress in your operations.


Innovative thinking and new technology are what make Acclime different. Everything we do is geared to serve you and accelerate your business.


Across Asian markets or in our own teams, working with you and for you, we believe combined efforts give the best outcome.


It’s emotional intelligence that really sets us apart, thanks to deep roots country-by-country. Driving your business forward with fairness and humility.

Our people

Leadership in the USA.

In-country experts with an exceptional industry reputation and track record in the United States.

Blair Lucas.

Partner & CEO, Acclime Australia

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Ed Novak.

Managing Director, North America

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Blair Lucas.

Partner & CEO, Acclime Australia

As Partner and CEO of Acclime Australia, Blair is responsible for the overall operation of Acclime Australia. Besides managing the company’s operations from the head office in Melbourne, he also coordinates the global business development team for Acclime Australia. Blair is responsible for a range of overseas clients from South-East Asia, Greater China, UK, Europe and the USA, and he has acted as Company Secretary and Resident Director for over 100 companies operating in Australia. Blair applies his in-depth knowledge of the Australian corporate regulatory environment to help offshore companies establish a presence in Australia.

Blair spent many years engaged in investment consulting in China and is fluent in both written and spoken Mandarin. His practical experience in China includes various capital raisings, cross-border transactions, foreign investments, and corporate and commercial law. Blair has previously also acted as Company Secretary for various unlisted not-for-profit and ASX-listed public companies in Australia.

Blair holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Monash University, a Diploma in Chinese Language and Culture from Nanjing University, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from Governance Institute of Australia, of which he is a member.

Ed Novak.

Managing Director, North America

Edmund (Ed) has extensive sales and management experience at a variety of high-growth companies that span the technology and professional services sectors. His experiences include significant leadership roles at IBM, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Amdocs, Grant Thornton and Radius/Vistra. Ed’s recently joined Acclime as their Managing Director for North America.

Ed most enjoys supporting emerging companies in North America to fulfil their growth strategies as they expand their presence and business models internationally. Since 2017 Ed has built and led teams that have offered these companies a successful path to global growth. As more companies invest in their Asian-based growth strategies, Ed is anxious to leverage the Acclime Asian corporate services platform for his clients.

Ed lives in the Washington DC metro area with his wife, Sheila. They have three adult children who also live in the DC area. He holds a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in business administration from George Mason University.

Ed has supported the University of Maryland through both time and donations over the years. Currently, he is serving as a member of the Robert H. Smith Business School’s undergraduate advisory council. Ed has recently received the Prominent Patriot Award from the George Mason School of Business. School of Business alumni honoured as Prominent Patriots each year epitomize The Mason Graduate as engaged citizens and well-rounded scholars prepared to act. Peer-nominated and peer-selected, the Prominent Patriots represent School of Business alumni as the best in demonstrating citizenship, scholarship, and leadership in their daily lives.

Nikki Foster Le-Grys.

Regional Director, UK & Europe


Nikki has 15 years of experience working in high performing, dynamic roles. This has included working for a tech start up, a not-for-profit economic development organisation, an international media company and large, PE backed, corporates within construction and renewables industries. Nikki has detailed experience working with the public and private sector, with a particular focus on business development, marketing and customer care. Having lived and worked in Asia-Pacific for 2 years she has a good understanding of doing business in this region.

Most recently, Nikki’s role has been focused on international expansion activities, collaboration and the development of global networks to support start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs access overseas markets. She has specialisation in developing sales and marketing strategies for fast growing businesses, working with Founders and C-Suite, to deliver ambitious expansion plans.

Nikki holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Business Management and is currently studying part time for a Masters.