Appointments

PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 April, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 21 April, 2008, 12:00am

John Ryan

Director Asia Pacific, corporate communications

The Western Union Company

Mr Ryan will be responsible for media relations strategies, customer and agent communications. He has extensive communications experience in financial services.

Fan Cheuk-wan

Head of private banking research Asia-Pacific

Credit Suisse

Ms Fan will drive research across the Asia-Pacific. She joined the division in October 2006. Ms Fan was previously at ABN Amro, Cazenove, BNP Peregrine and Standard Chartered Securities and spent seven years as a journalist.

Clarence Shek

Director and head of real estate management services

Colliers International (Hong Kong)

Mr Shek's primary task is to build Colliers REMS team in Hong Kong. He has over 22 years of experience in managing both grade-A office buildings and high-class residential properties.

Susan Goncalves

Management supervisor

Leo Burnett Arc Shanghai

Ms Goncalves, previously with the company in Korea, has joined Leo Burnett Arc Shanghai as management supervisor. With 22 years of experience, she has handled brands such as Procter & Gamble, KFC, Pepsi, Toyota, Volkswagen, Bud Light Beer and Johnson & Johnson.

Lou Knowles

Client services director

Leo Burnett Arc Shanghai

With her last two years of experience with LB Arc Shanghai, Ms Knowles has been appointed to expand the company's retail businesses of major clients, including McDonald's China and Coca-Cola Company. She first joined the group as group brand director.

Scott Thomson

Hotel manager

Langham Place, Mong Kok

Before joining Langham Place, Mr Thomson was manager at the Langham, Auckland. With more than 20 years of experience in New Zealand hospitality, he has worked for various hotels and entertainment establishments in the country.

Judith Siu

Gallery manager

Picture This

Ms Siu has been promoted to the position of gallery manager at Picture This in Hong Kong. She will manage the company's gallery in Central. Ms Siu will also be responsible for organising, promoting and managing the gallery's regular exhibitions.

Ross Bendix

Relationship manager, Hong Kong

Lloyds TSB Bank

Mr Bendix will be responsible for further developing mortgage referral relationships with Lloyds TSB's business partners. He brings with him more than 16 years of mortgage brokerage experience.

Michael Han

Director, Global Loans

Barclays Capital

Mr Han will join the Leveraged Loan team. He will work with the Asia-Pacific Leveraged Finance team in the origination and structuring of transactions and with the Global Loans syndicate and sales team on the pricing and distribution of transactions in Korea.

David Noh

Senior managing director and head of Asian merchant banking

Citadel Investment Group

Mr Noh joins Citadel from Merrill Lynch, where he was head of corporate principal investments for the Pacific Rim. He has also served with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong and Korea, respectively.

Ignatius Hwang

Partner

Bryan Cave

Mr Hwang joins as a partner in Hong Kong. He will lead projects practice in Asia with support from Shanghai and Singapore. He has experience advising on power, oil and gas and resources projects in Asia, the Middle East and Australia.

Julie Teo

Regional head of wealth planning services, Asia

BNP Paribas Private Bank

Ms Teo will manage a regional team with cross-border wealth structuring capabilities to offer clients solutions to preserve and build wealth. She will further develop the Asia-specific Wealth Management Advisory unit.

John Holmes

Director and head of energy and construction

Aon Hong Kong

Mr Holmes will be responsible for developing risk management and insurance broking services in energy and construction in China and North Asia. He has more than 25 years of experience in developing solutions for major projects.

Brian DeBruin

Area director for power, North Asia

Aon Hong Kong

Mr DeBruin joins Aon in Hong Kong from the United States where he spent 12 years developing power and utility related business. His primary role will be business development in the power and utility sector in North Asia.