PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 July, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 July, 2005, 12:00am

Tjaco van Eijken

Executive chef at Spoon

InterContinental Hong Kong

Mr van Eijken recently moved to Hong Kong from the one-Michelin-star Il Cortile restaurant in Paris, where he spent the past five years. Previously, he was sous chef at the two-Michelin-star La Rive restaurant at the Amstel InterContinental Hotel in Amsterdam. After graduation, he continued his training as head chef at an Italian/Mediterranean restaurant in Paris and later refined his skills at various restaurants in the Netherlands.

Jeanette Skelton

Marketing manager

Royal Phuket Marina

Ms Skelton has been appointed marketing manager of the Royal Phuket Marina which is scheduled to open in December this year.

She will oversee brand management and special events for the project, which features 400 luxury homes, 350 boat berths and 16,000 square metres of shopping, dining and entertainment facilities. The US$150 million project is the Thai island's first 'high-end' residential marina.

Wan Li


Minter Ellison

Mr Wan is the law firm's first Chinese partner. His appointment reflects the firm's continued commitment to its China strategy and growth in the Greater China region. Now based in Hong Kong, he has been with Minter Ellison since 1999. His areas of expertise include liquified natural gas and infrastructure projects, foreign investment in mainland China, private equity, corporate finance, corporate restructuring and labour law.

Gary Ng Hoi-ming

Convention service manager

JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong

Mr Ng is responsible for training, supervising associates, managing the daily banquet and events operations, monitoring casual labour and co-ordinating with event planners. He was formerly manager of Man Ho Chinese Restaurant and the Lobby Lounge of JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong.

Laurent Andre

Executive chef

InterContinental Hong Kong

Mr Andre, formerly executive chef of SPOON by Alain Ducasse, moved to Hong Kong in 2003. He has worked with Mr Ducasse, the world's most awarded chef, for more than 15 years and has opened several of his restaurants. As executive chef of the InterContinental Hong Kong, he will oversee all the hotel's five internationally acclaimed restaurants, which include SPOON, Yu, Yan Toh Heen, the Steak House Wine Bar & Grill and Harbourside.

Patrice Gabet

Executive chef

Elite Concepts

As executive chef of Elite Concepts, Mr Gabet will command 240 chefs and oversee a variety of cuisines served in the group's 12 outlets, featuring Shanghainese, French, Italian, Japanese, Thai and Balinese fare. The chef, trained at the Hotel School of La Rochelle in France, has in the past two decades supervised fine dining at some of the best restaurants in Paris, Jakarta, Shanghai, Tokyo and Bangkok.

Lim Yew Nee

Senior vice-president, advertising sales operations

MTV Networks Asia

Mr Lim is responsible for leading regional advertising sales, client servicing, traffic, advertising sales planning and sales marketing functions across Asia-Pacific for the MTV, Nickelodeon and VH1 channels, including all broadcast and online/mobile platforms. He will also work closely with the regional team on the strategic growth and development of the department.