PUBLISHED : Monday, 13 April, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 13 April, 2009, 12:00am

Peter Ryan-Kane

Head of portfolio advisory Asia-Pacific

Watson Wyatt

Mr Ryan-Kane will be responsible for driving investment solutions for clients in Asia, and will sit on the firm's global investment committee and will chair the regional portfolio construction group. This is a newly created role for the region.

Timothy Liu

Regional director

Greater China Sophos

Mr Liu will be responsible for driving Sophos' business development and channel strategy throughout China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He has more than 17 years of sales management experience and has held similar roles with McAfee and Novell.

Joyce Chan

Vice-president, general counsel and chief compliance officer

New York Life Hong Kong

Ms Chan will oversee the company's legal and compliance functions. She joined New York Life in 2004 with special responsibilities for corporate and commercial law, insurance practice as well as corporate compliance.

Yee Nin Lee

Vice-president and acting chief financial officer

New York Life Hong Kong

Ms Lee will be responsible for supporting the company's goal to provide first-class products and services to the market by managing its financial strength and stability.

Derek So


Gammon Construction

Mr So is responsible for the company's construction services business and oversees Gammon's in-house engineering consultancy, Lambeth Associates. He has more than 22 years of experience in design and construction involving projects across the region.

Yu Sai-yen

Executive director

Gammon Construction

Mr Yu is responsible for overseeing the company's civil engineering operation and its future growth and development. He was the chairman of the civil division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and has more than 30 years' experience in large-scale civil engineering projects.

Ami Bhatt Hardy

Managing director

Boyden China

Ms Bhatt Hardy was a senior client partner in one of the top international global search firms and has 18 years of experience in the industry. At Boyden, she is a practice leader for consumer goods, retail and media/entertainment practices covering Greater China.

Harry Li

Deputy general manager


Mr Li will be responsible for defining and implementing business strategies targeting key Asian markets, while continuing to oversee the sales and marketing team.

Joanne Vu

Senior account manager


Before joining the company, Ms Vu held various sales positions with Hotel Kunlun, Ismay Publications and Dow Jones. Ms Vu is a graduate of the Beijing Aeronautics and Astronautics University. She will be based in Beijing.

Zili Shao

Asia managing partner


Mr Shao succeeds Giles White, who is retiring from the partnership at the end of the month. He has been the firm's managing partner for Greater China since 2003 and is a specialist in China-related mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and direct investments.

Umesh Kumar



Mr Kumar is a member of Linklaters' Greater China financial markets regulatory practice, based in Hong Kong. He advises financial institutions including investment and commercial banks, asset managers and insurers on the regulatory issues relevant to their businesses.

Samantha Thompson



Ms Thompson has a strong reputation in Hong Kong in domestic and cross-border transactions including those that require expertise in Hong Kong listing rules and, particularly, the Hong Kong takeovers code.

Jiro Toyokawa



Mr Toyokawa joined Linklaters' corporate/ mergers and acquisitions practice in Tokyo at the time of the firm's Japanese merger in 2005. He advises international clients on Japanese law transactions in Japan, as well as Japanese clients on non-Japanese law transactions.

Hyunwoo Barton Lee

Senior vice-president

Yorkville Advisors HK

Mr Lee will primarily focus on originating and structuring transactions in Korea and other Asian markets. He was vice-president, global capital markets, at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for origination and execution of equity offerings.