Paul Berriman Senior vice-president of strategy and marketing PCCW Mr Berriman was previously a director with Arthur D. Little. He was previously technical director at New World Telephone and before that engineering manager with the former Hong Kong Telephone Company and HKT CSL. He is an advisory committee member for the Office of the Telecommunications Authority. Laura Koh Director of debt team Merrill Lynch Based in Singapore, Ms Koh will be responsible for issuer client business throughout Southeast Asia. She will report to Antony Hung, head of the issuer and investor client groups for Asia Pacific. Raymond Wu Zhigang, Leenor Lee and Wei Wang have been appointed as directors in the Hong Kong debt team. Ms Koh joins from Credit Suisse First Boston. Christian Stewart Head of wealth advisory practice JPMorgan Private Bank Based in Hong Kong, Mr Stewart will be responsible for developing customised and innovative wealth planning solutions for ultra-wealthy clients across the Asia Pacific region. He will report to Michael Fung, chief executive of JPMorgan Private Bank in Asia Pacific. Previously Mr Fung was a partner for the trust and private client services of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Hong Kong. Chris Parsons Managing partner for Southeast Asia Herbert Smith Mr Parsons will remain managing partner of the Singapore office. He will continue to oversee the law firm's relationship with associated office Hiswara Bunjamin and Tandjung in Jakarta as well as continue to be the focus for the firm's relationship with ASG, the alliance firm in Singapore. His role will extend to supporting the Bangkok office. Cindy Cheng Sales and marketing director Octopus Cards Mrs Cheng was previously chief executive of Dickson Cyber Concepts. She replaces Joan Ng, who is taking up the position of vice-president of marketing fashion with Daniel Swarovski. Celia Lam Head of Beijing office Linklaters Ms Lam, corporate finance partner, takes over the firm's newly licensed office. She has been one of the drivers behind the development of Linklaters' corporate finance practice in Hong Kong. She has advised on groundbreaking listings of China red chips and has worked extensively in Beijing over the past decade. Steven Yau Director of operations New World Renaissance Hotel Mr Yau will assist the general manager in running the hotel and is directly in charge of food and beverage, rooms division and the engineering department. Details of appointments, with complete names and photographs, should be sent to Special Reports GPO Box 47, Hong Kong; faxed to 2565 0885; or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org The service is free and appointments are published on a first-come first-served basis.