Alasdair Morrison Chief executive for Asia-Pacific Morgan Stanley Mr Morrison, Asia chairman, will take over from Mario Francescotti, who will cut back the scope of his activities at the financial services firm. Mr Francescotti will relinquish his role as president, which will be assumed by Michael Berchtold, head of investment banking. Mr Francescotti will remain in Hong Kong as managing director. Nathan Emerson Director and head of Greater China product, equity sales division Deutsche Bank Based in Hong Kong, Mr Emerson will oversee equity activities in Greater China. He previously was with ABN Amro in Hong Kong and Taipei, where he focused on equity research, sales and trading for Asian (ex-Japan) equities. Carrie Ko Assistant vice-president of administration department American International Assurance Ms Ko has been in the insurance field for more than 11 years. Previously, she was assistant vice-president of policy services at Pacific Century Insurance. Ms Ko will be responsible for redesigning business processes to improve service quality and workflow efficiency of profit centres. Patrice Blanc Chairman of Fimat USA Fimat Group Mr Blanc has been with the group since 1989 and has been president of the United States operations since last year. He will remain based in New York. Meanwhile, Cynthia Zeltwanger has been appointed Mr Blanc's second-in-charge to oversee the unit in his absence. David Oldridge has been appointed chief executive of Tradeport Hong Kong. He will be responsible for implementing the Tradeport project at Hong Kong International Airport, as well as setting up and delivering the company's logistics services. He will further develop and carry out business strategies and vision for this project. Mr Oldridge has been in the logistics market for about 20 years. Previously, he held several logistics appointments with companies across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, most recently as vice-president of logistics for Asia-Pacific at BAX Global. He also served as an executive director to the board of Global Indonesia, where he was responsible for the domestic logistics operations, GoTrans and CityTrans. William Choy Chairman of Asian equity division Salomon Smith Barney Mr Choy will have responsibility for regional senior client relationships. He has been managing director and head of Asian equities for the past four years in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Steve Winningham has been appointed co-head of Asian telecom and head of media investment banking. He will relocate to Hong Kong next month from the United States to co-head the Asian telecommunications investment banking group with Greg Mazur. He also will have senior responsibility for building the investment-banking and securities brokerage firm's media franchise in the region. Previously, Mr Winningham served as co-head of US telecommunications investment banking. John Wong Partner Arthur Andersen Mr Wong is a partner of the tax and business advisory department. He is in charge of corporate services and the Hong Kong office co-ordinator for private client services. Mr Wong has assisted clients in Hong Kong and offshore companies on formation work, corporate reorganisation, pre-listing corporate restructuring, as well as corporate mergers and acquisitions. He also advised on the implementation of share-option schemes and performed corporate work for the financial-services industry. Scott Thoreau Publisher and general manager AVCJ Holdings Mr Thoreau will be based in Hong Kong. He now sits on the executive board of The Society of Publishers in Asia. Rainy Chan Resident manager of The Peninsula Hong Kong The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Ms Chan transferred from The Peninsula New York, where she held the same position. She joined The Peninsula Hong Kong in 1994 as front office manager, and was promoted successively to rooms division manager and executive assistant manager of the rooms division, before moving to New York. Ms Chan began her hotel career in Maui, Hawaii, in 1982 at the Inter-Continental Resort.