Achal Agarwal, president - Asia Pacific Region, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Kimberly-Clark has consolidated its North and South Asia regions into a single Asia Pacific model to be led by Agarwal. He will look after consumer businesses in Greater China, Korea, Japan, Asean, India and Australia, with brands such as Huggies, Kleenex, Kotex and Scott. 'Agarwal's depth of experience in the region has prepared him for this new role,' says Kimberly-Clark International president Bob Black. Agarwal also held various roles in PepsiCo and ICI India.
Joseph Pacini, head of BlackRock Alternative Investors Strategy Group - Asia Pacific ex-Japan, BlackRock
Based in Hong Kong, Pacini will help develop alternative investment strategies and build out BlackRock's Asian alternatives platform and product offering. '[Pacini] brings a strong track record of building highly successful alternative investment teams in Asia,' says Rick Arney, head of hedge funds for BAI Strategy Group. Pacini joins BlackRock from JPMorgan Private Bank (Asia). Prior to joining JPMorgan in 2003, he worked at Bain Capital in London.
Marc Burrage, regional director, Hays Hong Kong
Burrage, who brings 16 years' experience in the recruitment industry, will be responsible for overseeing Hays' continuing growth in Hong Kong. '[Burrage] is an asset to Hays' Hong Kong office during this exciting growth phase and we are extremely delighted to welcome him on board. [He] was very successful in his previous role and we look forward to seeing his vision and leadership in action, helping to maintain our market leading position in Asia Pacific,' says Nigel Heap, managing director of Hays Asia Pacific. Burrage moved from Britain to New Zealand in 1998 to work for a global recruitment company. He held management positions before being appointed country manager. He led the Christchurch business through earthquake crisis management, and directed the relocation of offices in Auckland and Christchurch.
Gavin Morgan, COO, Jones Lang LaSalle HK
Morgan assumes leadership of the Hong Kong office as chief operating officer. 'Morgan has an extremely strong track record in driving commercial growth, developing effective new strategies to achieve business goals and improving profitability and competitiveness,' says KK Fung, managing director of Greater China. Morgan's expertise is in commercial real estate, with a focus on office leasing and transactions management. He will also retain his role as head of leasing.