PUBLISHED : Saturday, 06 November, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 06 November, 2004, 12:00am

Gael Etrillard

Pastry chef

Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel

Mr Etrillard joins the Marco Polo from the the five-star Sheraton Sanya Resort in China, where he was head pastry chef. In addition to his five years of China exposure, he has worked with a number of leading restaurants and hotels in Europe and Vietnam. Mr Etrillard speaks fluent French and English.

Andrew Levido

Chief executive

Alcatel China

Mr Levido provides strategic direction and takes overall responsibility for operations, sales and marketing, and business development for Alcatel in Hong Kong and Macau. He was previously executive general manager of Alcatel's integration and services activities in Australia. Mr Levido has more than 15 years' experience in the telecommunications industry.

Eve La Rosa

General manager, China

Impact Asia

Ms La Rosa is an established marketing strategist and public relations practitioner with more than 16 years of experience in the region. Based in Shanghai, she joins Impact Asia from Burson-Marsteller, Guangzhou, where she was the company's market leader. She will oversee Impact Asia's China operations and strategic growth. She has extensive experience in marketing and media relations and speaks fluent Putonghua.

Eric Herrera

Director, events

Impact Asia

Mr Herrera heads up events and production for Impact Asia in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Based in Hong Kong, he joins Impact from New York, where he owned and operated his own events production company for 18 years. His international client portfolio included brands such as American Express, Entertainment Weekly, WIRED magazine, HBO, Veuve Clicquot and many others.

Richard Yacenda

Managing director and chief operating officer, North Asia, and chief administrative officer, Asia-Pacific

JP Morgan Hong Kong

Mr Yacenda joins the firm from Goldman Sachs, where he was a managing director with responsibility for the Asia-Pacific human capital management division and a member of the Asia management committee, the senior governance group for business, strategy and infrastructure across Asia. He will report to Ralph Parks.

Julia Zhu

President, business development

Redgate Media

Based in Beijing, Ms Zhu is in charge of building Redgate Media's network of print, radio and television-related media investments in the mainland. She is also a founder and director of the company. Previously, Ms Zhu was director of business development for News Corp in Greater China.

Michael Nisky

General manager

JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong

Mr Nisky brings to his fifth position as general manager well-rounded exposure in food and beverage, catering, sales, housekeeping, front office, spa and recreation. He was most recently area general manager - Denver south, responsible for the Denver Marriott tech centre, the Denver Marriott Southeast and the Denver Tech Courtyard, and overseeing the event booking centre and market sales.




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