Tan Wee-tuck has been appointed chief financial officer at CNBC Asia-Pacific. Mr Tan brings to his new role his extensive background in finance and logistics gleaned from Singapore and around the world. He will be responsible for all aspects of finance such as regional financial reporting, budgetary planning and analyses for CNBC's regional network. Mr Tan will also play a key role in the strategic direction of the company. His experience in finance, audit and international logistics spans a broad range of industries from consumer electronics to reinsurance and medical devices. Prior to joining CNBC, Mr Tan served as manager of financial planning and analysis at GE Medical Systems China in Beijing. During his seven years with GE, he held a variety of senior finance positions. Dora Chow Partner DLA Ms Chow is one of six partners from the former Hong Kong team (other than insurance) of CMS Cameron McKenna to join DLA's Hong Kong practice. She is an intellectual property lawyer who advises on contentious and non-contentious matters. Ms Chow has 15 years of experience in the protection of patents, trademarks and technology and will head the firm's intellectual property practice. She is also a panellist under the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre for .hk and .cn domain name disputes. Joseph M.K. Chow Non-executive director New Asia Realty and Trust Mr Chow was a former director of the recently privatised Realty Development Corp. Campbell Korff Partner Clifford Chance Mr Korff has been promoted from the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group in Asia. Mr Korff, based in Hong Kong, is an insolvency and banking litigation specialist. The total number of partners in the group will be nine, supported by a further 35 lawyers. Francis Lai Executive creative director Ogilvy & Mather Guangzhou Mr Lai brings experience in marketing communications and the local market to his position. He spent 15 years working for international 4A companies, the last five in China. Most recently, he served as the group creative director for D'Arcy China in Beijing and Shanghai, before moving on to senior management positions in two local agencies in Guangzhou. Kim Jong-han Partner Paul Hastings Mr Kim, head of the firm's Korea practice, has been relocated to Hong Kong. His practice covers mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, venture capital financing and international joint ventures. Mr Kim has represented a number of Korean conglomerates and government ministries, often involving their investments in computer and other high-technology companies in the United States. Steven Morris Townsend Director SOM Asia Mr Townsend has more than 20 years of urban design and architectural experience with SOM's office in San Francisco. His projects included the Xintiandi Masterplan (Shanghai), Beijing Finance Street Masterplan (Beijing) and Central Waterfront Masterplan (Hong Kong). Michael Arruda Partner Fulbright & Jaworski Mr Arruda has more than 20 years ' experience in the energy area. Based in Hong Kong, his practice will emphasise oil, gas and other energy transactions in Asia, with a focus on China and central Asia. John Strickland Non-executive director Wheelock & Co Mr Strickland was the chairman of The HongKong and Shanghai Banking Corp from 1996 to 1998. He is a director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Airport Authority Hong Kong and Esquel Holdings. Active in public services, he is also the president of the Outward Bound Trust of Hong Kong and a member of the council of the University of Hong Kong, the boards of the Community Chest, the Boys' and Girl's Clubs Association of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Youth Hostel Association. Vivian Choi Vice-president, life operations Pacific Century Insurance Ms Choi is responsible for overseeing the underwriting, customer service and claims departments. She has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to her appointment, Ms Choi held senior positions at Prudential Assurance Co and CMG Asia. She was elected president of the FLMI Society last year and in 2001. She is also a Fellow of the Life Office Management Institute and an Associate of Life & Health Claims.