on the move
John Johnson, chief agency officer, Prudential Assurance
Moving up from his 2006 position as chief partnerships distribution officer, Johnson, a seasoned executive from Britain with 33 years of experience in insurance, will take the lead to drive Prudential Hong Kong's agency sales channel. He will oversee the entire agency team. Derek Yung, chief executive officer, Prudential Hong Kong, says: 'I am confident John will bring his strong experience to bear and drive profitable growth with our dedicated team .'
Connie Guo, hotel manager, Sheraton Sanya Resort
After spending 19 years within the Shangri-La International Hotels Group, Guo has gained diverse experience in areas such as the food and beverage department, sales and marketing and the rooms division. Guo was selected to undertake Shangri-La's Corporate Executive Trainee programme, which enabled her to develop her organisation, operations and management skills before taking on this leading role at the resort.
Toshiyuki Arai, chair - Tokyo, Paul Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
Admitted to practice in Japan and the United States, Arai joined global law firm Paul Hastings almost 20 years ago and his expertise lies in mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border investments, particularly on the mainland and the US. Paul Hastings' managing partner, Greg Nitzkowski, says Arai's experience and success in advising both Japanese and international clients on cross-border matters make him an ideal choice.