Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company The government-controlled firm in charge of developing and operating the city's flagship information technology business park has named 10 new directors to its board, led by retired HSBC chairman John Strickland. The new directors will join the two government officials who have been with the board since it was formed in December 1999 - Francis Ho Suen-wai, the Permanent Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology (Information Technology and Broadcasting), and Alan Lai, Permanent Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury. Mr Ho said: 'Now that the building development of Phases I and II of the Cyberport project has been completed and most of the staff of the company are on board, we consider it timely to expand the board by incorporating non-government directors so that the company can benefit from a broad spectrum of experience and expertise in managing its business and operation.' The new board chairman, Mr Strickland, has extensive experience in the fields of IT, banking and corporate management. Since retiring as chairman of HSBC in 1998, he has continued to serve on several boards, including those of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) and the Airport Authority. Active in public services, he is also a member of the council of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Other new members of the board include Florence Chan Yuen-fan, a partner at Ernst & Young; Professor Roland Chin Tai-hong, vice-president at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Paul Chow Man-yiu, HKEx chief executive; Lawrence Fung Siu-por, chairman of Hong Kong Economic Times (Holdings); Herbert Hui Ho-ming, deputy chairman of Ocean Grand Holdings; Daniel Lai, Mass Transit Railway Corp head of IT and president of the Hong Kong Computer Society; Professor Lee Chack-fan, HKU pro vice-chancellor; David Chris Lee Tsung-hei, chairman and managing director of David C Lee Surveyors; and Samuel Tsien, president and chief executive at Bank of America (Asia). Yahoo! The Internet portal giant has hired two new senior executives to lead its global marketing initiatives. Cammie Dunaway was appointed chief marketing officer, while John Marcom was named senior vice-president of international operations. A veteran in building brands, Ms Dunaway has worked for the past 13 years at Frito-Lay. At Yahoo!, she will oversee all consumer, enterprise and partnership marketing initiatives - from product planning and positioning to execution of customer acquisition and retention strategies - for the portal's premium and subscription services. A former journalist, Mr Marcom recently served as president of the Americas for the Financial Times. In his new job, he will attend to Yahoo! operations in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. QAD Nima Bakhtiary has joined the enterprise applications software maker as its vice-president and general manager of vertical business units. Mr Bakhtiary will be responsible for product strategy for the vehicle, electronics, consumer products, food and beverage and medical industries. He most recently served as president and chief operating officer at supply chain software maker RiverOne. He has also served as executive vice-president at Adexa, a maker of business intelligence and supply chain management programs. Portal Software The maker of billing and subscriber management programs has appointed David Yuen as Asia-Pacific vice-president and general manager. Portal chief operating officer Glenn Wienkoop said Mr Yuen had a proven track record in managing business strategy and in-depth knowledge of telecommunications and IT. Prior to joining Portal, Mr Yuen served as executive director at BizConnect Asia, where he was responsible for product delivery, forging partnerships and liaison with relevant regulatory bodies. He has also worked for RealNetworks as its Asia-Pacific managing director, Beenz.com as Asia-Pacific president and Oracle as e-business general manager for the region. Novell The maker of networking and secure identity management software has selected Richard Crandall and Wayne Mackie to its board of directors. Mr Crandall founded Comshare, a pioneer in computer time-sharing services and software, in 1966. He served as its chief executive until 1994. In 1995, he helped form the Giga Information Group, one of the world's leading IT research and advisory firms. He became its chairman last year. Mr Mackie serves as an independent technology business consultant. He worked for 30 years at Arthur Andersen and rose to be a senior partner in the firm's technology practice. New Skies Satellites The global satellite communications company has named Maurice Liu as vice-president of sales for the Asia-Pacific region. Mr Liu will hold offices in Hong Kong, where he will direct sales of New Skies' satellite capacity and services throughout the region. He will also oversee offices in Singapore and Beijing. Scott Sprague, New Skies' senior vice-president of global sales, said Mr Liu 'will be instrumental in communicating the technical and commercial advantages our resources can offer prospective customers, whether for corporate networks, direct-to-home television transmissions and program distribution, Internet connectivity or voice and data services'. Mr Liu joined New Skies as a senior sales director for the Asia-Pacific last year. He previously served as senior sales director for Greater China and Southeast Asia at PanAmSat Corp. UTStarcom Tahere Behbehani has been appointed vice-president of business development and strategy at networking equipment firm UTStarcom. He will be responsible for UTStarcom's relationships with its communications carrier customers and technology partners worldwide. 'Tahere will be a key member of our team as UTStarcom continues its expansion into markets outside of China,' said Hong Lu, chief executive of UTStarcom. Mr Behbehani was previously vice-president and general manager of wireless systems at 3Com's CommWorks Corp. He joined UTStarcom when the company completed the purchase of CommWorks from 3Com last month.