CIGNA Worldwide Insurance Co has announced two senior appointments to its underwriting and claims divisions.

Mike Lee has been promoted to assistant director, individual underwriting, to manage individual life and direct business underwriting.

He joined CIGNA in 1988 as individual underwriting manager, and has more than seven years' experience in the life insurance business.

A graduate from the Hongkong Polytechnic, Mr Lee is a qualified physiotherapist and a fellow of the Life Management Institute.

Stella Fok has been promoted to assistant director, claims and group administration.

Ms Fok will continue to manage CIGNA's claims function, the employee benefits administrative department, and provide claims support to Southeast Asian offices.

She has more than 11 years' experience in the life insurance market. SCOTT Greene, vice-president of ARCO Chemical Asia Pacific Ltd, has been appointed chairman of the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM).

Mr Greene is responsible for overall direction of the association.

He is also responsible for manufacturing, engineering and environmental health and safety in Asia.

Mr Greene has worked for ARCO Chemical Company for the past 25 years, in a variety of positions in Europe, the United States and Asia. WHARF (Holdings) Ltd has announced that Vincent Fang will become a non-executive director of the Wharf board of directors.

Mr Fang is the managing director of Fantastic Garment Ltd and also a director of Fang Brothers Textiles Limited and Toppy Limited.

He serves as a member of the Textile Advisory Board and is on the Council of the Hongkong Polytechnic. He is also a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit of the Hongkong Government. HUTCHISON Mobile Data Limited (HMDL), a Motorola Asia Ltd subsidiary, has appointed Ranee Khubchandani as director of software engineering. She assumes overall responsibility for the development of personal communication and two-way mobile data applications.

Ms Khubchandani has a master's degree in engineering management from Stanford University.

Prior to joining HMDL, Ms Khubchandani worked with major computer vendors in the US and Hongkong. The company has also appointed Thomas Wei as director of finance and administration to assume overall responsibility for the company's state-of-the-art financial analysis and auditing systems.

Mr Wei's previous experience includes auditing, investment appraisal, system development, and treasury management with Price Waterhouse, Novel Technology and TVE International. HONGKONG Land Holdings Limited has announced that Ian Durant has joined theboard and has been appointed finance director.

Mr Durant joined the Jardine Matheson Group in 1989 as executive assistant to the managing director of Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd. In 1990, he was appointed finance director of Dairy Farm - Asia.

P-E Handley-Walker has announced several recent appointments.

Keith Wollaston has been appointed regional director, Asia, and has joined the board of P-E Handley-Walker (Hongkong) Ltd. He was previously regional director, South East, of P-E's British operations.

Roger Johnson recently joined P-E Handley-Walker to manage quality consulting and training operations in Hongkong, Taiwan and China. He has transferred from P-E Batalas in Britain, where he played a major role in helping companies, including DuPont, Georgia Pacific and Sterling Chemicals achieve ISO 9000 quality certification.

Andy Street has joined as business development manager for information technology (IT) consultancy and projects. His past experience includes nine years with British computer giant ICL. JEBSEN & Co Ltd's chemical division, has announced the appointment of Philip Wong as administration manager.

Jebsen's chemical division operates through the company's eight offices in China as well as in Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea and Australia.

The five Hongkong-based departments of the chemical division represent manufacturers supplying raw and finished chemicals to industry and trade.

A Canadian citizen, Mr Wong was previously financial control analyst at Ontario Hydro in Canada. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Hongkong and is a certified management accountant (CMA). MEDCALF (HK) Ltd has announced new members to its team of financial planners.

Bob Painter is firmly entrenched in the financial industry.

He worked for TSB in Britain then became the first sales director of CFP Ltd. Rodney Hall began his career within the industry as co-founder of the financial expatriate magazine, Resident Abroad.

Having held senior director positions with fund managers, John Govett and Co and US insurance giant CIGNA, he was more recently director and general manager of Royal Life Insurance's investment services division in Britain.

Paul Brothers has been in the financial planning business/industry for the last six years. He spent the first four years working for institutions in London and the last two years in North Africa and Hongkong.

Rizwan Bin Farouq has 10 years' banking experience, specialising in trade financing and marketing.

He has also spent time in the private banking area, dealing with high-net-worth individuals.

He previously worked for CPF Ltd. He has been in Hongkong for the last eight years and holds a masters degree in finance.