Vivian Lines President and chief operating officer, Asia-Pacific Hill & Knowlton Mr Lines has been promoted to the positions of president and chief operating officer of Hill & Knowlton's Asia-Pacific region, replacing Brian West. Based in Singapore, Mr Lines will also serve as president and chief executive, Southern Asia, and will take a seat on the firm's worldwide executive committee. He will report to Paul Taaffe, chairman and chief executive of Hill & Knowlton. Samuel Suen Managing director and global market manager - Taiwan The Citigroup Private Bank Mr Suen has been appointed head of private banking operations for Taiwan clients. He has been appointed managing director and global market manager, responsible for Taiwan clients. Before this appointment, he was head of the private bank's global wealth structuring team for the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region from early 2003. He joined The Citigroup Private Bank in 1997. Marco Gorin Regional market development director for Asia Cendant Travel Distribution Services Cendant Travel Distribution Services, a division of Cendant Corporation, has appointed Mr Gorin the regional market development director for Asia. He will be responsible for the development of the company's regional business strategy to ensure long-term, sustainable growth. Mr Gorin has previously worked in Malaysia and Thailand. Tony Elison Senior vice-president and general manager of digital media MTV Networks Asia-Pacific Mr Elison will be responsible for developing the company's new media and interactive business in Japan, seeking new interactive opportunities for MTV Networks' leading brands. Most recently vice-president of interactive media development for MTV Networks in New York, he returns to Japan, where he started working for the company 10 years ago. Christian Murck Chief executive APCO Asia Mr Murck, co-managing director of APCO China for four years, has been appointed chief executive of APCO Asia. During his time in China, he provided advice on the country's development strategies to many of the world's top companies, as well as foreign governments and non-profit organisations. Mr Murck has served two terms as chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. Warren Wang General manager, Beijing FutureBrand China As general manager of the FutureBrand China's Beijing office, Mr Wang will be a member of the FutureBrand China executive committee and will report to Po Cheung, managing director of FutureBrand China. He has more than 10 years of business and consulting experience with commercial state corporations. He founded his own technology company in 2001. After that, he became managing director at Best Chain, China. Pierre Baer Executive director and regional marketing head for Asia-Pacific SG Private Banking As marketing head for Asia-Pacific, executive director Mr Baer will oversee the development of a strategy towards asset diversification from Europe to Asia. Based in Singapore, he will also oversee the business development functions and ensure the development growth generated by the marketing teams. Before joining SG, he was head of Credit Suisse Private Banking for Southeast Asia.