A former leader in the mobile phone sector, Finland’s Nokia encountered problems after the 2007 launch of smartphones, particularly Apple’s iPhone, as well as devices running on Google's Android operating system. In February 2011, Nokia formed a strategic partnership with Microsoft, with Nokia smartphones replacing Nokia’s traditional Symbian operating system with a mobile system from Microsoft. Microsoft bought Nokia's handset business for 5.44 billion euros in September 2013.
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Head of retail business, Greater China
BEA Union Investment Management
Chan is responsible for shaping the retail sales and distribution strategy on the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan. His career has included time at Schroders Investment Management, Legg Mason Investment and Allianz Global Investors.
Marketing communications manager
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
Im holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. In 2008, he joined Starwood for the pre-opening of the Sheraton Macao Hotel and the St Regis Macao.
Director loan syndicate and sales, South Asia
Saha joined Citi in 2000 and has worked in CMO since 2003. He was most recently with the structured products group and has led a number of structured and acquisition financings, high-yield loan syndications and equity-linked transactions. He has 15 years of experience.
Managing director, Asia-Pacific
Based in Hong Kong, Lee will be responsible for formulating strategies and driving development, with special focus on China, Korea and Taiwan. Lee has more than 30 years of experience in strategic management, market development and sales and marketing in the electronics and semiconductor industries.
O'Konek was previously executive vice-president at 3S Network and formerly president of FarEastone Telecommunications in Taiwan. He has held a number of senior executive positions with Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, AT&T Wireless and US West Cellular and has worked in the US, Finland and Taiwan.
Group head, origination and client coverage
Wallace is based in Singapore. With his international background and industry experience, he will shape the deepening of client relationships across key markets. As group head of corporate finance, he led the business in delivering record performances.
TBWA Greater China
Thubron has lived and worked in Asia for 20 years. He is responsible for all TBWA's operating units, including advertising, digital, events, shopper marketing and customer relationship management, across the Greater China region. He was previously executive vice-president, TBWA Asia-Pacific.
Vice-president and senior analyst
ING Clarion Real Estate Securities
Based in Hong Kong, Pica will provide coverage and analysis of listed real estate securities in the Asia-Pacific. He was previously portfolio manager at ING Investment Management, providing analysis and management of Asia-Pacific real estate securities funds.
Head of treasury services, Japan
Whittemore will be responsible for managing and building payment and trade services, including trade outsourcing, US dollar clearing and cross-border payments, to Japanese institutions. In 24 years in the industry, he has worked for Bankers Trust in Tokyo and Chase Manhattan Bank in Hong Kong and Tokyo.