PUBLISHED : Monday, 01 January, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 01 January, 2007, 12:00am

David Katiforis

Head of payments and cash management

HSBC Singapore

Mr Katiforis was previously head of payments and cash management in Australia. Before that, he was a global relationship manager at HSBC Bank Australia's corporate institutional banking unit.

Wendy Booth

Head of payments and cash management

HSBC Bank Australia

Ms Booth was previously head of sales for payments and cash management in Australia. She then worked for JP Morgan and National Australia Bank before returning to HSBC in 2005.

Teresa Ho

Director of catering

Regal Hongkong Hotel

Ms Ho has more than 14 years of expertise in the banquet industry in Hong Kong. Before joining Regal Hongkong Hotel, she worked for Renaissance Kowloon Hotel and The Royal Garden Hotel.

Jean-Marie Pougnet

Executive chef

InterContinental Shenzhen

Mr Pougnet has more than 20 years of experience in the field of culinary arts. He started as an apprentice in his home country of France and has won gold in a variety of culinary competitions.

Tuncay Senli

Executive assistant manager, food & beverage InterContinental Shenzhen

Mr Tuncay has 14 years of hospitality experience. Previously, he worked for Crowne Plaza Shenzhen, InterContinental Financial Street Beijing and other hotels..

Robert A. Cook

Senior executive vice-president and general manager, Asia

Manulife Financial

Mr Cook was previously executive vice-president, US Protection. He joined Manulife in 1978 and in his 28 years with the firm he has held management positions in the US, Canadian, international and corporate divisions.

Andrew Haskins

Head of regional telecoms research


Mr Haskins will manage regional telecoms thematic research in Asia. Previously, he spent 15 years at HSBC. Before HSBC, he worked for Mercury Asset Management in London.

Julian Quinn

Vice-president, Asia Pacific

Adobe Systems

Before joining Adobe, Mr Quinn was vice-president of Asia Pacific for Borland. From 1998 to 2001, he was vice-president of South Pacific for BEA Systems. He has also worked for Netscape Australasia.

Simon Wong


SIM Technology Group

Mr Wong is the founder of Shanghai Simcom, a subsidiary of SIM Technology. He has 11 years of experience in the electronics and telecommunications industry, plus a wealth of experience in investment and business management.

Angus Davidson

Executive director - energy, metals & mining and infrastructure


Mr Davidson joins from Societe Generale Australia, where he was a director for project finance, corporate and investment banking. He has worked for Bank of Tokyo and Bank of Scotland.

Katherine Lau

Head of loan syndications for Asia Pacific


Before joining WestLB, Ms Lau was a director for originations and syndicate in Societe Generale. Before working at SG, she worked with Fitch IBCA Hong Kong as an associate director.

Houston Wong

Associate creative director

OgilvyOne Hong Kong

Mr Wong has developed into a direct marketing expert and produces work for clients including American Express, IBM and Viva Macau. His passion and drive have proven to be a key asset to the firm.

Danny Tsang

Senior account director, Interactive

OgilvyOne Hong Kong

Mr Tsang's major responsibility will be to further develop the company's digital marketing and media offering. Mr Tsang was most recently with XM Beijing.

Christopher Sykes

Managing director, Hong Kong

Edward W Kelley & Partners

Mr Sykes was previously managing partner Asia Pacific at Heidrick & Struggles International. He also ran his own executive search firm and spent more than 15 years in British government service.