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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 28 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 08 May, 2015, 4:38pm


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Darrell Ford, senior vice-president and chief human resources officer, AMD

Ford, who was most recently vice-president, human resources - retail for Shell Oil, is based in Texas and is responsible for leading all areas of the company's human resources function. '[Ford] brings a strong combination of deep human resources expertise, sound business acumen and a global perspective that will strengthen AMD's leadership team,' says Rory Read, AMD president and chief executive officer.

Nick Cao, national director and head of investment and capital transactions services - China, Knight Frank

Cao, who has advisory and fund experience, did a master's degree in real estate economics and finance at the London School of Economics. 'With his extensive track record and strong network in China, we're thrilled to have [Cao] on board to help build [our] investment services platform,' says Graham Zink, Knight Frank's Shanghai managing director.

John Lin, CEO, eBay Greater China

Lin was chief technology officer of eBay Asia-Pacific, in charge of product and technology. In his new role, he will lead eBay's Greater China cross-border selling business, tasked with better enabling Chinese-based merchants to sell products globally on eBay's platform. 'Cross-border selling from China is growing strongly as global consumers become increasingly aware of the great value available when buying on eBay directly from merchants in China, the world's manufacturing engine room. [Lin's] background in innovation and technology, combined with his deep understanding of eBay, make him an ideal leader for driving Greater China cross-border selling to meet its full potential,' says Jay Lee, eBay senior vice-president for Asia-Pacific. Lin is also a vice-president of eBay Inc.

Bernard Ong, director and head of project management - Shanghai, Knight Frank

Ong, who has 10 years' experience in the fit-out and construction industry, worked on projects in India, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia, with a particular focus on China. '[Ong's] broad range and depth of experience in the fit-out management field will serve to extend [our] capability as a full-service property services provider,' says Graham Zink, Knight Frank's Shanghai managing director.