On the move

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 24 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 24 September, 2011, 12:00am

Kirsty Boazman
Chief Executive
Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau

Formerly a television news journalist in Australia, Boazman was the senior media and political adviser to the minister for industry, tourism and resources from 2002 to 2006, just before moving to Hong Kong. She was the director of public affairs for the Australian Consulate-General from 2006 to 2008. Since 2008, she has been the head of marketing and product at National Australia Bank's Asia headquarters.

Eugene Man
White & Case

Man has nine years of experience with Allen & Overy. Dual-qualified in Hong Kong and England, he has advised financial institutions, companies and sponsors in a range of cross-border transactions including syndicated and bilateral bank financing, leveraged and acquisition financing, and project financing. He is also experienced in equity margin, pre-initial public offering, property and structured financing, as well as restructuring.

Gilbert Kwok
Clyde & Co

Joining the firm's Asia construction practice in Hong Kong, Kwok was previously a partner at Stephenson Harwood. He is experienced in contentious and noncontentious matters relating to the construction industry. He has advised Hong Kong developers on projects throughout China and Asia, and has assisted Hong Kong and international developers and contractors on infrastructure, commercial, hotel, casino, industrial and factory developments in the region.

Diana Cesar
Head, retail banking and wealth management

Cesar was previously head of marketing and customer propositions for Asia-Pacific. She joined Personal Financial Services in 1999 and has held various senior management positions including head of product distribution and product development Asia-Pacific, head of general banking for Hong Kong and head of distribution strategy and management for Hong Kong.

Adrian Au
Vice-President and head of equity investment
AIA Hong Kong and Macau

Au handles equity investment and asset allocation strategies for the department. He also oversees insurance fund equity portfolios. Au brings 16 years of expertise in research, trading and portfolio management for the China and Asia markets. He holds a master's degree in electronic engineering and economics from the University of Cambridge, England. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Jim Jan Zen
Vice-president and Project Head
AIA Hong Kong and Macau

Jim has more than 28 years of experience in banking and insurance. Since joining the firm in 1997, he has held executive roles in human resources and agency management. In 2009, he transferred to the AIA Group to assume a regional role in the agency and distribution department.

Esther Wong
Vice-president and head of corporate solutions
AIA Hong Kong and Macau

Wong is responsible for managing business development, client relations and marketing and operations. She has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and has held senior positions in various leading insurance companies. Before rejoining AIA Group Corporate Solutions, she led the accident and health department of AIA Hong Kong and Macau between 2000 and 2005.

Iain Chapman
Senior director of regional commercial leasing, Asia

Chapman began his career in Asia in 1990, joining Savills in 1995, before moving on to Colliers in 2000, where he was director and co-head of Hong Kong commercial leasing. He has recently worked on real estate strategies for large corporate occupiers such as Natixis, Ernst & Young and Mayer Brown and has strong relationships with developers such as Sun Hung Kai, Hongkong Land and Kerry Properties.

Tony Evangelista
PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong

Evangelista, who helped set up PwC's investment management regulatory compliance practice in New York, joined the Hong Kong firm last month. While in the US, he was also at the Securities and Exchange Commission where he helped develop and review rules for investment companies and advisers. He has also assisted foreign governments in developing investment management regulatory framework.

Carlyon Knight-Evans
PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong

Joining the firm from Ernst & Young in December, Knight-Evans has more than 20 years of experience in advising asset management firms on their business growth, including operational effectiveness, best practices in corporate governance and improving internal controls. He will continue to focus on the hedge funds industry.

Angelica Kwan
PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong

Kwan joins the asset management industry group as a US tax partner. After practicing in New York for 15 years, she is experienced in private equity, mergers and acquisitions and international transactions. While in New York, she advised on the formation of funds and the acquisition of portfolio companies in a range of industries. Previously Kwan was at Sidley Austin in New York.

John Chang
Managing director, head of equities, Korea
Barclays Capital

Chang has responsibility for heading and managing the Korea equities teams. He was previously head of GME (equity division) and managing director at Deutsche Securities Korea. Before that, he held a variety of positions at SG Securities and HSBC Securities.

Jiyoung Chung
Managing director, head of generalist equities sales, Korea
Barclays Capital

Chung leads amd manages the Korea generalist equities sales team. She was previously managing director, head of equity sales at Deutsche Securities Korea. Before that, she worked at ICG Commerce, McKinsey & Co and Boram Bank.

Chanik Park
Managing director, head of equity research, Korea
Barclays Capital

Park was previously a managing director, head of Korea equity research at Deutsche Securities Korea. Before that, he worked at Morgan Stanley, Unifund, HSBC Asset Management and Korea Asia Fund.