Sharon Chou, head of Pictet wealth management - North Asia, Pictet & Cie
Chou previously held various management positions across BNP Paribas Group's private banking division, '[Her] appointment comes at an important time in Pictet's expansion plan,' says Claude Haberer, head of Pictet Wealth Management Asia. She holds an MBA from Claremont Peter Drucker Graduate School.
Alnwick Chan, head of valuation and professional services, Knight Frank
Chan joined the company as an associate director of the professional services division in 1997, and was appointed executive director in 2004. He specialises in negotiating with the government. '[Chan's] considerable experience of land development and valuations will strengthen our position in the market,' says Alan Child, executive chairman at Knight Frank.
Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Freight
In his new function, Diallo will be responsible for DHL's international road and rail freight services. Prior to his new responsibility, Diallo was chief executive officer of DHL Global Forwarding for Africa and South Asia Pacific, and has been a member of the DHL Global Forwarding freight executive board since 2004. Diallo was appointed to head the South Asia Pacific region in June 2008. Prior to this, he was chief financial officer of DP DHL Logistics Division. Diallo has served on the Singapore Economic Development Board since 2010, is a member of the board of governors of the University Business School in Mumbai, and is chairman of the Future Global 100 initiative by Platinum Circle. He was named Africa's Innovation Leader of the Year, in the Ai Investment Awards 2011.
Stuart McDonald, chief information officer, CSL
McDonald will lead CSL's information technology department in the development, acquisition and integration of IT systems. '[McDonald] is a seasoned transformation leader with extensive experience in impacting enterprise bottom line and performance,' says Joseph O'Konek, CSL's CEO.
Sophia Wong, marketing and communications manager - Greater China, Knight Frank
Wong is responsible for the development and implementation of all internal and external brand communications strategies. Prior to joining the company, she gained extensive experience in public relations, internal communication, investor relations and CSR work during her seven-year tenure with NWS Holdings, a flagship of New World Development.
Thomas Nieszner, CEO - Europe, Middle East and Africa, DHL Global Forwarding
Nieszner, who previously held the function of CEO Global Forwarding Europe/Central and Eastern Europe at DHL since 2006, succeeds Amadou Diallo. He will be responsible for driving further growth and development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 'The development of our footprint will benefit from [Nieszner's] leadership,' says Roger Crook, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding - Freight.