John Fadely Partner Clifford Chance Mr Fadely joins the firm in Tokyo, where he most recently led and managed a leading United States firm's Asian private funds practice. He graduated from the dual JD/MBA programme at Columbia School of Law and Columbia Business School. Mr Fadely speaks fluent Japanese and Mandarin. Piers Brunner Chief operating officer, Asia Colliers International Besides being managing director, Mr Brunner will oversee the expansion of the regional valuation and consulting practices, international properties and the regional investment group. He also has responsibility in marketing and human resources. Kerene Begg Director for Asia-Pacific Banister International Ms Begg has worked continuously in the executive search industry since 1988 with leading international firms including Boyden, PA Consulting Group, Norman Broadbent International, Korn/Ferry and A.T. Kearney. She has been based in Hong Kong, Jakarta and Sydney. Edward Hui Country manager, Hong Kong, Macau and South China DHL Global Forwarding Mr Hui is responsible for developing and executing the company's corporate strategies and operations in the three regions. He will also play a key role in exploring market opportunities for the freight forwarder. Eddy Tan Vice-president, programming, Channel [V] Star Mr Tan will oversee the programming development of Channel [V] International, while also working with other Channel [V] properties in Asia on cross-channel initiatives including concerts, events and acquisitions. Rod Munro General manager Novotel Citygate Hong Kong Mr Munro joined Accor in Australia, starting with the former Grand Mercure Bowral Heritage Park. This was followed by other operations roles in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. He came to Hong Kong in 2005 as general manager of the Headland Hotel. Joseph Signorelli Vice-president for data solutions, Asia-Pacific and Japan F5 Networks Mr Signorelli will be responsible for driving sales of F5 Acopia Data Solutions across the region. He will be based in Tokyo and reports directly to Christopher Lynch, a senior vice-president of data solutions for F5 Networks. Albert Kuo Vice-president and general manager, Asia-Pacific ArcSight Formerly at BEA Systems, Mr Kuo oversaw the company's major accounts in Asia-Pacific and led a team of 40 sales managers. At ArcSight, he will apply his experience to achieve objectives while building brand recognition. Naomi Tomita Vice-president and general manager Japan ArcSight Mr Tomita was general manager of Opsware in Japan. He has a strong track record of creating and overseeing partnerships and also developing a strong portfolio of clients. He has held senior management positions at Ashton-Tate and Picture-Tel Japan. Kirsty Boazman Head of marketing and product, Hong Kong National Australia Bank Ms Boazman joins the bank from the Australian consulate-general to Hong Kong and Macau where she was director of public affairs. Before that, she was a media adviser to the Australian Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources. Lissy Smit Director of corporate finance, Hong Kong Rabobank International Ms Smit will be responsible for starting Rabobank's leveraged finance services in Asia, leveraging her extensive expertise in Europe and the bank's international resources. She will also provide structured finance solutions to regional clients. Jelmar de Jong Senior vice-president Oaktree Capital Mr de Jong will be responsible for making private equity investments throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He spent 10 years at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong as a senior member of the mergers and acquisition team. Mr de Jong has a masters in business from Harvard Business School. Mao Tong Partner Bryan Cave Mr Mao's practice focuses on corporate and commercial transactions, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, securities transactions and international joint ventures. He has spent most of his career practising law in China. He has a law degree from Columbia University. Anand Ramachandran Prasanna Associate Squadron Capital Mr Prasanna joins the firm from Bangalore-based Sequoia Capital India, a venture capital fund manager, where he spent 11/2 years. Immediately prior to Sequoia, he worked at McKinsey, based in New Delhi. In his new job he will be based in Hong Kong.