On the move

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 26 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 26 May, 2012, 12:00am


Amol Gupte
Citi Transaction Services head, Asia-Pacific

Gupte is a 23-year Citi veteran. Before taking up this position, he was the head of Citi's treasury and trade solutions for North America. Gupte has also previously held numerous positions in Citi Transaction Services, including posts as head of cash management for North America; and head of payments for Europe, the Middle East and the Asian region.

Dennis Li
Vice-president, rail consultancy, Asia-Pacific

Li's appointment follows the acquisition of Hong Kong-based consultancy MetroSolutions by Germany-based TUV SUD. Li was formerly director of MetroSolutions. In his new capacity, he will be responsible for developing the firm's railway consultancy business in the Asia-Pacific region. TUV SUD Rail offers safety assurance services to the rail industry.

Axel Maier
Head of Asian distribution
Macquarie Investment Management

Maier will lead MIM's Asian distribution team. He has 19 years of experience in the institutional distribution industry and joins Macquarie from Wellington Management. Maier also held positions at Baring Asset Management, Paribas Investment Management and Dresdner Asset Management.

John Pyall
Head of claims for Greater China
Munich Re

Pyall is based in Hong Kong and heads up the regional claims unit. He will also continue his role as the international claims co-ordinator for Africa, Asia and Australia. He has been with Munich Re for 20 years, specialising in claims and underwriting. Before transferring to Hong Kong, he worked for the company in London, Singapore and the head office in Munich.

Lousiana Cheung
Executive director and head of private banking
Falcon Private Bank

Cheung will lead the Greater China team, looking after private banking in the area. She will also manage client relationships. Cheung was previously a vice-president of Falcon in charge of the bank's private banking business in Taiwan. She has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, and began working at Falcon in 2001.

Chitty Cheung
Director, corporate affairs
Cathay Pacific

Cheung's previous position was as general manager of sales for the Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong. She joined Cathay Pacific as a management trainee in 1987 and has served in a number of key management roles. She also acquired valuable overseas experience during her career in the Cathay Pacific offices in Los Angeles and London.

Hao Yang
Mayer Brown JSM

Hao Yang joins Mayer Brown JSM in the Hong Kong office as part of the firm's strategy to boost its global capital markets and mergers and acquisitions practices. He previously worked in the Beijing office of Davis Polk & Wardwell, focusing on equity capital markets, high-yield debt, private equity transactions and M&A. He also worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for five years.

Guy Robertson
Executive director of sales trading

Robertson joins the global financial services firm from Knight Capital. Robertson is responsible for selling and trading equities in Asian markets, excluding Japan. He has extensive experience in selling and trading equities in Asia. Roberston's appointment will further strengthen the firm's presence in and commitment to the Asian region.

Matthew Ruddick
Vice-president, equity sales

Ruddick joins BTIG from Mizuho Securities where he was head of institutional sales. Ruddick is in charge of selling and trading equities in the Japan market. He was previously head of product development for Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong. Ruddick has extensive experience in selling and trading equities in the Asian region.

Sam Gilliland
Director, international life and health
Navigator Insurance Brokers

Gilliland will focus on the expansion of Navigator's group health business. He has previous experience in the health and life insurance sector in Hong Kong, having moved from Britain over two years ago. He completed a master's degree in economics and finance after graduating from the University of East Anglia in 2007.

Clive Wolstencroft
Chief executive
Navigator Insurance Brokers

Wolstencroft has worked as an insurance broker in Hong Kong with Navigator for over 20 years and has been responsible for its growing focus on providing consulting and advice on international health insurance. He has also been behind the expansion into the USA in a bid to be able to offer Navigator clients in Asia the option of US-style health cover.

Marteza Suliwan
General manager, finance and administration
Navigator Insurance Brokers

Suliwan oversees accounting and administration for the company in Hong Kong and its US-based subsidiary. She was in charge of the firm's former representative office in Shanghai. She has had growing responsibility for the firm's back-office functions since 2006.