Stephen Mok Partner, head of China corporate group Simmons & Simmons Mr Mok became a partner in 1998 after joining the firm six years earlier. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, particularly advising on initial public offerings on the Hong Kong exchange. His experience also includes Chinese securities transactions. Graeme Maxton Director, corporate network, Hong Kong, Economist Intelligence Unit Mr Maxton will be responsible for growing the corporate network programme, a division of the Economist Intelligence Unit that provides membership-based executive briefing and networking services. He has had long-standing involvement with the Economist Group. He has a strong background in the car industry, having run his own specialist consultancy. Mr Maxton has written extensively on the vehicle industry. Prisca Lo Partner Lovells HK Ms Lo joins the international finance practice. Her expertise is in structured finance, including tax-driven structured products and securitisation, as well as acquisition finance. She holds a Master of Law degree from King's College, London University. Andrew McGinty Partner Lovells Beijing Mr McGinty specialises in corporate and commercial work, mergers and acquisitions and foreign direct investment in China. His expertise includes competition and property matters. He read Chinese and French at the University of Leeds and was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales. Raymond Or Ching-fai Vice-chairman, chief executive Hang Seng Bank Mr Or is currently general manager of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp. He began his career with the group in 1972. He joined the corporate banking division in 1980. In 1995 he became assistant general manager and head of corporate and institutional banking. He was named general manager in 2000. He became group general manager that year. Paul McKenzie Partner Morrison & Foerster Mr McKenzie joins from Perkins Coie's Hong Kong office, where he was managing partner and a member of its China practice in which he advised multinational clients in relation to mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, technology licensing, resource development and other transactions involving the mainland. He has more than 12 years of China practice experience. Tony H.S. Shen Vice president, information technology New York Life Hong Kong In his new role, Mr Shen will oversee all IT related operations and provide strategic IT direction to the firm. He joined New York Life Hong Kong in 1997 and has more than 25 years of experience. Kelvin Leung Chairman Hongkong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics Mr Leung joins the association from Danzas, where he acted as vice-president for the Southeast Pacific region. James Chow Executive director Vigers With more than 16 years of experience, Mr Chow will oversee the firm's architectural services division. In addition to working on new projects, he will be responsible for providing services to clients. These include monitoring large-scale developments, facilities management, and design and fitting out of new projects. Nick Crouch Senior vice-president, regional employee benefits, Asia Manulife Financial Mr Crouch will lead the provident funds and group insurance businesses in Asia. He will also take a primary role in developing the group pension and group life and health businesses in China. Connie Heng Partner, HK Clifford Chance Ms Heng qualified in Britain, Hong Kong and Singapore. She specialises in international securities offerings, distressed debt and structured finance. Ling Ho Partner, HK Clifford Chance Ms Ho qualified in Hong Kong and England and Wales. She specialises in contentious and non-contentious intellectual property. Stuart Salt Head, banking and projects group, Asia Linklaters Based in Hong Kong, Mr Salt has wide experience in the finance and corporate practices at the firm and has been consistently rated as a leading practitioner over the past 10 years. He joins from the London office where he spent four years leading the Linklaters' team on the Sakhalin II financing project in the Russian far east. He will continue to do so while in Asia. David Boyd-Thomas CFRE Director The Nature Conservancy, Hong Kong office A fund-raising professional with 18 years experience, Mr Boyd-Thomas is responsible for supporting conservation programmes in China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Micronesia.