Geev Andre Bahrampoori, director of food & beverage, Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua
Bahrampoori will oversee all culinary outlets at the newly built resort and manage menus and service for gala and MICE events. Prior to moving to Bali, the multi-lingual, Swiss-born Bahrampoori held the position of director of operations at the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa and has wide-reaching experience in the hospitality industry at properties in Switzerland, Belgium and Thailand.
Steve Bale, non-executive chairman - Greater China, Oracle Added Value
Bale will focus on building consultative relationships with clients and strengthening the reputation of Oracle Added Value. '[Bale] comes highly recommended, and in recruiting him we have been struck by his passion for brands, his energy and enthusiasm, his strategic thinking and his love of Greater China,' says Janine Hawkins, global CEO of Added Value. Bale joins Oracle Added Value from Bates141, China.
Kevin Dunning, head of school, Hong Kong International School (HKIS)
With more than 32 years of experience as an educator, Dunning joins HKIS from Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was executive director. He held this role since 2001 and before that was principal from 1998. Dunning has been a teacher and educational administrator for his entire career. Following his graduation from Concordia University Chicago, he went on to earn an MA in government and politics from St. John's University.
Karen Reddington, regional vice-president, FedEx Express South Pacific
Based in Singapore, Dr Reddington manages over 2,900 employees and is responsible for developing and executing corporate strategies to drive the FedEx business forward in the South Pacific region. '[Reddington's] strong leadership and experience in the air express business in Asia will be key to FedEx's continued growth in the South Pacific region,' says David Cunningham, regional president, FedEx Asia-Pacific. Reddington first joined FedEx in 1997.
Andrew Swan, head of Asian fundamental equities, BlackRock
Swan will lead a team of investment professionals focused on Asian equities and will be responsible for building and strengthening BlackRock's Asian fundamental equity investment offerings. 'Recruiting the top talent in the region is fundamental to growing our business and is a high priority for BlackRock. '[Swan's] expertise will be of great benefit to our clients,' says Rohit Bhagat, chairman of BlackRock Asia-Pacific. Swan worked at JP Morgan Asset Management for 17 years.
Owen Belman, CEO - Greater China, Aon Risk Solutions (ARS)
Belman will lead Aon's business in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan, in enhancing business performance in these markets and capturing cross-border opportunities. His appointment builds on a number of strategic hiring decisions ARS has made recently to enhance its leadership capabilities in the Greater China region. With more than a dozen years of experience in the financial services industry, Belman spent the past eight years with Standard Chartered Bank. '[Belman's] experience and drive fit within our goal to be our clients' most trusted risk management services provider,' says Sandeep Malik, CEO of Asia, ARS. Belman holds a bachelor's degree in English from Haverford College in Pennsylvania.