Hongkong Telecom has appointed Allen Ma as chief executive officer of interactive-multimedia services. He has also been made an executive director. The company has appointed Ross Cormack as managing director, mobile services. Ericsson has appointed Norman Chan Chi-yeung as general manager, fixed and cellular-networks division in Hong Kong. He will oversee the administration of the division and the sales and marketing of products. HSBC Asset Management Hong Kong has named June Wong as head of business develop ment, retail and institutional. Ms Wong will be responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies for retail unit-trust products and for discretionary portfolio-management products for institutional clients. King Au has been appointed as head of client- investment services. Mr Au will be responsible for reinforcing the company's commitment to the effective management of client accounts. He will also continue to oversee and manage the Global Research Group, Asia-Pacific, based in Hong Kong. New York Life Insurance has announced the pro motion of three senior sales management executives. Eddie Cheng and Chris Wong have been promoted to executive agency director, and Frankie Lo has been named as senior agency director. Mr Cheng will be responsible for the development and strategic growth of the Elite agency office. Mr Wong will be responsible for the future development of the Pacific agency office. Mandarin Oriental has appointed Christina Hel ena Bartz as director of sales and marketing. Ms Bartz will be responsible for all sales and marketing strategies of the hotel worldwide. Island Shangri-La hotel has promoted Irene Lau to director of sales. Ms Lau will be responsible for the development of the overseas market. The hotel has also promoted Albert Ng to chief accountant.