Iven Du, director of retail services, Knight Frank Shanghai
With 14 years of retail consultancy and agency experience, Du is perfectly poised to lead the retail agency and consultancy business for Knight Frank. He will provide retail project positioning and anchor tenant leasing services. 'With [Du] and his team on board, we are able to provide a full-service consultancy package to our clients. His rich retail experience will be invaluable to our clients,' says Alan Sun, Knight Frank's national director and head of landlord project services.
Darren Webb, managing director - Asia Pacific, Cable&Wireless Worldwide
In his new role, Webb will have overall responsibility for enterprise and carrier sales, service delivery, marketing, finance and people functions. Webb has successfully demonstrated his ability to drive growth for the business in each of his previous assignments at C&W Worldwide. He joined the company in 1996 and has held various sales and management positions, such as managing the International Voice business and leading the EMEA enterprise sales function. '[Webb's] promotion to this strategic management role is richly deserved. In his 16 years at the company, he has excelled in every role he has undertaken, and has consistently delivered results,' says Nick Lambert, managing director for wholesale, mid-market and global markets.
Malcolm Peart, project director, URS/Scott Wilson Hong Kong
Peart brings 30 years of experience in large, complex infrastructure projects, including airports, tunnels, reclamations and rail or metros. He is currently engaged on the MTR Express Rail Link Contract C810B - West Kowloon Terminus Station South project. '[Peart's] appointment is part of our expansion in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific, and he is contributing to our winning larger and more complex infrastructure projects,' says Simon Davies, chairman of URS/Scott Wilson Asia Pacific.
Jean Ow-Yeong, senior media relations manager - Asia Pacific, TripAdvisor
Ow-Yeong is responsible for leading all media relations across the region. 'This new role is in response to TripAdvisor's continuing expansion plans in Asia Pacific,' says Angus Struthers, senior director of global communications for TripAdvisor. 'With the appointment, we hope to drive greater awareness of the brand in the region and help our members have the perfect trip on any budget.' Ow-Yeong was head of PR for eBay's Southeast Asia business.