John Tsang Chi-sing
The mountaineer conquered Mount Everest for a second time, four years after he became the third person from Hong Kong to scale the world's highest peak. He repeated the feat on the 60th anniversary of man's first ascent of the mountain. While well aware of the risks of his expeditions, recalling how several of his friends had lost their lives while trying to conquer mountains, Tsang said: "To be honest, I don't know where I get my motivation. It's like I've started this sport and I just have to continue it."
Douglas Woo Chun-kuen
The 35-year-old son of Wheelock and Co chairman Peter Woo Kwong-ching will become a director and managing director from July 1. It was the latest example of a tycoon putting a potential successor on the board after similar tactics by the likes of Cheng Yu-tung, founder of property giant New World Development, and Li Ka-shing, chairman of Cheung Kong and Hutchison Whampoa. Woo will get a salary and bonus of HK$10.6 million this year.
Chelsea welcomed back their "Special One" as manager for the second time. The Portuguese, who recently left Real Madrid, won the 2005 and 2006 Premier League titles in his first spell with the west London club but departed in 2007 after falling out with owner Roman Abramovich. "I am delighted to welcome Jose back to Chelsea. His continued success, drive and ambition made him the outstanding candidate," said chief executive Ron Gourlay.