PUBLISHED : Monday, 08 September, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 08 September, 2008, 12:00am

Alfred Yip

Chief executive for Asia-Pacific

Sinopia Asset Management

Mr Yip will oversee Sinopia's development throughout the region, in collaboration with the firm's other offices and HSBC Global Asset Management in Asia-Pacific. He was formerly a managing director of the company in 2003.

Florence Chan


Wilkinson & Grist

Ms Chan has been promoted to partner in the litigation and dispute resolution group. She has a broad civil litigation practice focusing on commercial and insolvency disputes. She acts for many of Hong Kong's leading liquidators and represents local and international companies.

Venus Lee


Wilkinson & Grist

Ms Lee has been promoted to partner in the firm's intellectual property group. Her practice focuses on intellectual property including advising and prosecuting intellectual property cases, trademark oppositions, invalidation and revocation actions in Hong Kong and overseas.

Lawrence Tsong

President, East Asia


Mr Tsong greatly expands his responsibility for promoting and growing TransUnion's credit information and analytic business throughout the region. He joined the company last year from United Overseas Bank group, where he had been a first vice-president.

Peter Kerger

Head of Asia-Pacific

DB Advisors

Mr Kerger will be based in Singapore, reporting to managing director Roelfien Kuijpers. He will oversee the group's business in the region, offering a wide range of global investment strategies and services to institutions such as pension plans, endowments and sovereign wealth funds.

Stephen Birkett


Morrison & Foerster

Mr Birkett joins the firm as a partner in its corporate group in Hong Kong. He has more than 20 years of experience in handling corporate finance transactions. He was previously senior director of corporate finance at the Securities and Futures Commission.

Steve McWhirter

President, Asia-Pacific

Mr McWhirter brings 20 years of sales, marketing and leadership experience to the company, 15 of which have been focused in the Asia-Pacific market. He joins from serving as vice-president of HP Software Asia Pacific, a division of HP Technology Solutions Group.