career tracker

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 03 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 03 March, 2012, 12:00am


Melina Leong, VP of PR and community affairs, Sands China

Leong, who oversees CSR and community affairs, will be tasked with additional responsibilities in media relations. Macau-native Leong has been with Sands China for over six years and previously handled corporate communications for various local firms. '[Leong] is an excellent example of [our] commitment in developing local talent and demonstrates the span of career opportunities [we] can offer,' says president and CEO Edward Tracy.

Jacqueline Wu, VP of events and special projects, Sands Cotai Central

Wu, currently vice-president of public relations, will transition to her new post to promote the largest property of the Sands China portfolio. She joined the company in 2010 and brings over 15 years of experience in marketing and corporate communication. '[Wu] is a very important asset to the company. I am pleased that the company's growth has provided opportunity for executives to grow into larger roles,' says Edward Tracy, Sands China CEO and president.

Len Gray, global leader of M&A consulting services, Mercer

Gray, who will be based in New York, succeeds Bob Bundy, who has announced his retirement effective April 2012. Gray has served in a number of leadership roles within Mercer's M&A consulting services business since he re-joined Mercer in 2003, including his most recent position as head of Asia Pacific, and head of the Americas region from 2005 to 2009. He will retain his current role as Asia Pacific regional M&A consulting leader and will continue to work frequently in the region. Gray, who also worked with Deloitte and Touche, began his career with Mercer in 1979. 'We are very pleased to have Gray assume leadership of our global M&A Consulting Services,' says Mercer president and CEO Julio Portalatin. 'With [his] track record, we know he'll provide strong leadership to ensure outstanding client service and growth.'

Paul Tang, regional director, Manulife (International)

Tang, who joined Manulife in 1985, became the highest production senior branch manager in 2001, and was promoted to district manager in 2002. He went on to double sales in just six years and became the highest growth district manager in 2007. Tang is a consistent conference qualifier and a regular GAMA awards winner. Other newly promoted district directors at Manulife are Eric Leong, Elaine Sze, Winnie Ting, Tong Kam-wing, Man Poon, Chris Lo, Alan Chung and Sam Ho.