Xinhua News Agency


PUBLISHED : Saturday, 31 May, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 31 May, 2008, 12:00am

Rainbow Ma

Director of China practice

Grant Thornton

Ms Ma joined the firm in 2004 and is seconded to Guangzhou to provide services for clients in Shenzhen and Guangdong. Before joining she accumulated more than 7? years of experience in Big Four accounting firms.

Winnie Tsui

Tax director

Grant Thornton

Ms Tsui previously worked with two international accounting firms in Hong Kong and Beijing. She has extensive experience in providing tax advice and planning to multinational companies investing in the mainland.

Poon Kin-yan

Agency division general manager

MassMutual Asia

Mr Poon spearheads the sales growth strategy and implements plans for the further development of his agency team. He joined MassMutual Asia in 1999 and has 16 years of sales and management experience in financial planning.

Allard Nooy


Covanta Asia-Pacific

Mr Nooy has worked in several Asian countries over the past 17 years. He has extensive experience working with municipal governments to develop infrastructure projects throughout Asia. He is based in Shanghai.

Mark Kay

Senior vice-president and general manager, Asia-Pacific

Hitachi Data Systems

Mr Kay has worked with the organisation for nearly 20 years and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new role. He will provide sales direction and leadership to the region.

Kannie Wu

Director of training

Grant Thornton

Ms Wu has more than 15 years of experience in audit with clients involved in a wide variety of industries including securities and future brokering, mutual funds, general trading, manufacturing and property investments.

Alastair McIntyre

Director, trade and commodity finance - Asia-Pacific

Landsbanki Hong Kong

Mr McIntyre is developing the bank's trade finance and commodities business in Asia. He spent the past six years as head of marketing for ScotiaMocatta and Natixis Commodity Markets.

Carol Wang

Events and business development director

American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Ms Wang joined AmCham in 2005. In her former role as business development director, she was responsible for the branding and marketing of AmCham.

Jae Lie

Chief executive

Xinhua Finance

Mr Lie is responsible for developing and executing the company's vision and growth strategies. Mr Lie has been with Xinhua Finance since 2000 and has been a director of the company since 2004.

Fredy Bush

Executive vice-chairman

Xinhua Finance

Ms Bush was a founder of Xinhua Finance in 1999 and was CEO from June 2001 to May 2008. As executive vice-chairman, she remains active in the company's strategy and government relations.

Clayton Hebbard

Managing director Asia-Pacific

TMF Hong Kong

Mr Hebbard is responsible for providing strategic direction and support for the group's activities. He has worked in the region for almost 20 years.

Mattijs Sibbing

Director - business development

TMF Hong Kong

Mr Sibbing has worked for more than 10 years for the TMF group in different capacities and jurisdictions such as the Netherlands, Ireland, Luxembourg, Italy and Britain.

Matthew Eckford

Senior manager

TMF Hong Kong

Mr Eckford is an experienced senior manager from the British office and joined TMF from Ernst & Young in 2006. He has gained extensive experience managing global projects and working with the world's largest corporates.