Barclays Bank is one of the world’s oldest banks. In June 2012, it was fined 290 million pounds (US$450 million) for attempting to manipulate the daily settings of London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) and the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (Euribor). The bank's chief executive, Bob Diamond, decided to give up his bonus as a result of the fine, and subsequently resigned after a wave of criticism against the bank. 

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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 20 August, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 20 August, 2011, 12:00am

David Zhang
Kirkland & Ellis

Zhang represents mainland issuers and investment banks in transactions in the equity and debt capital markets of the United States. He is recognised for counselling companies on merger and acquisition activities as well as governance, disclosure and reporting matters.

Li-chien Wong
Kirkland & Ellis

Wong represents issuers and underwriters in Hong Kong initial public offerings and other securities listings. She has worked with all the leading investment banks in the city, and has been involved with more than 30 listings in the past five years.

Richard Duggan
Head of South Asia
Telstra International

Duggan will be based in Singapore and will be responsible for leading the sales strategy in emerging markets. He was most recently at Cisco Systems. Duggan has experience across the sector, having worked at Cable & Wireless, Reuters, Infonet UK and Mercury Communications.

Ashley Young
Kirkland & Ellis

Young has more than a decade of experience advising on cross-border leveraged buyouts and other deals. He was a key member of Allen & Overy's leveraged acquisition finance practice in the London and Paris offices. More recently, he led the firm's practice in Asia-Pacific.

Gillian Meller
Legal Director
MTR Corp

Taking up her new position on September 1, Meller is a solicitor qualified to practise in Hong Kong, England and Wales. Currently deputy legal director, she graduated from the University of Oxford with a master of arts degree and completed her legal training with the College of Law in Britain.

Douglas Murning
Kirkland & Ellis

Murning advises borrowers and financiers on a range of debt finance deals. He has worked in London and Hong Kong, and was seconded to two of the world's top investment banks, where his experience included working on debt financing and portfolio management.

David Tang
Property director
MTR Corp

Currently the deputy property director, Tang joined the firm in 2004. He takes up his post on October 1. Tang began his career at George Wimpey in Britain in 1985 and spent almost 20 years in contract administration, project management and quantity surveying.

C.V. Ramachandran
Head, Asia business unit

Ramachandran will be stationed in Hong Kong. He has been a managing director since joining the firm in 2003. He led several key European client relationships, in addition to managing the infrastructure for the firm's Europe, Middle East and Africa business, from the London office.

Jeny Yeung
Commercial director
MTR Corp

As the current general manager of marketing and station commercial, Yeung becomes the commercial director on September 1. She held posts in marketing and business development at Standard Chartered Bank and Citibank before she joined the MTR Corp to head marketing in 1999.

Frank Newman
Non-executive chairman
Promontory Financial Group China

Newman will take charge of Promontory's expansion into the region. Previously, he was a chairman and chief executive of Shenzhen Development Bank and a deputy secretary of the United States Treasury in 1994, a post he held for a year.

Ferry Wong
Indonesia head of research

Wong will be based in Jakarta and will drive equity research strategy for Indonesia. He joins Citi from Macquarie Securities, where he was head of research for Indonesia from April 2008. Before that, he was head of research and securities for Indonesia with BNP Paribas Securities.

Ronald Gould
Managing director
Promontory Financial Group China

Gould will lead business development and advise regional firms in areas including regulation, corporate governance, risk and compliance. Before this, he was the chief executive of Chi-X Asia Pacific and a senior adviser at Britain's Financial Services Authority.

Helmi Arman
Indonesia economist

Arman joins from Bank Danamon Indonesia, where he was an economist and bond market strategist. Before that, he was an economist with Bahana Securities between 2005 and 2008 and an economist with the Asean Secretariat in 2004-05.

Carman Lee
Relationship director, multinational corporates, North Asia

Lee, who will be based in Hong Kong, has responsibility for further developing and servicing Barclays' corporate banking client base in North Asia in the multinational corporate sector.


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