Alick Zhou Chief executive, greater China Ipsos In this position, Zhou will be responsible for the businesses of both Ipsos and Synovate - following their recent combination - until the end of the year. He will also lead the combined company from January 1 next year. Helen Lee Managing director, Greater China Ipsos In her role, Lee will be responsible for the operations section of both businesses along with all other supporting functions. She will report directly to Alick Zhou. Darlene Lee Managing director, HK Ipsos Lee brings more than 20 years of experience building and leading teams across Greater China markets. She has led several start-up initiatives as well as overseen successful mergers and acquisitions both in Asia and the United States. Zondra Lee Principal, corporate secretarial services BDO Lee, who joined BDO in 1994, has 20 years' experience in corporate secretarial and statutory compliance matters. She is involved in corporate restructuring, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Britain and the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries. Rita Leung Principal, assurance services BDO Leung is experienced in handling audit assignments of listed firms operating mainly in Hong Kong and the mainland in industries such as mining, manufacturing, online games, property and garments. She is a certified public accountant. Thomas Urlacher Partner Gide Loyrette Nouel Based in the Beijing office, Urlacher started his career in the mergers & acquisitions/corporate teams in the Paris and Casablanca offices. His practice focuses on foreign direct investments, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint venture arrangements, and other corporate law matters. Urlacher is admitted to the Paris Bar. Victor Wei Head of transaction services Mazars Shanghai A graduate of the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, Wei spent several years with a 'Big 4' audit firm and joined Mazars Shanghai in 2007. He has taken part in audit, due diligence and agreed-upon procedures assignments. He has good knowledge of IFRS and Chinese accounting standards. Fabian Neo Head of foreign exchange advisory, Asia Barclays Wealth Neo provides strategic leadership to the teams in Hong Kong and Singapore, oversees foreign exchange advisory services, and handles the execution of related products. He joined from Credit Suisse, where he was regional head of North Asia advisory. Moving to Hong Kong, he led onshore foreign exchange product developments in China and Japan. Chi Lee Director, head of active advisory and investment solutions, North Asia Barclays Wealth In addition to managing the Hong Kong active advisory team, Lee will work closely with the North Asia market head and regional bankers. He was previously head of private bank and wealth management Asia for Bank of Montreal in Hong Kong. In a career spanning 15 years, Lee has advised on alternative investments, equities, and hedge funds. Andrew Richards Head of financial sponsor coverage, Asia-Pacific Barclays Capital Richards will be based in Hong Kong and joins Barclays Capital from Morgan Stanley, where he spent more than 11 years working in the financial sponsors group in London and Tokyo, most recently as managing director, European financial sponsors group. Previously, he worked at Schroders in London and Shanghai. Jeff Walker Managing director, head of insurance, financial institutions group, Asia-Pacific Barclays Capital Based in Hong Kong, Walker will lead the origination of strategic, financing and risk management transactions. He joins from Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong. Previously, he was the chief executive of Prudential Assurance in Hong Kong. Before that, Walker spent most of his career at New York Life. Ken Wong Vice-president of operations of emerging markets group Lenovo Wong will continue to serve as group vice-president and carry out the responsibilities of his previous position as chief of staff of EMG. In his new position, he will oversee eight EMG regions. Wong will also provide input for and have direct supervision over channel and product management, strategic alliances and sales and marketing. Larry Wu Chief research officer, greater China Ipsos In his new role, Wu will specifically focus on all research aspects of Ipsos and Synovate's combined business, aiding all teams within the region. Alan Chien Managing director, Taiwan Ipsos Chien will be responsible for all issues relating to the combined busineses of Ipsos and Synovate within Taiwan. He has a background in the design and interpretation of quantitative research, along with a strong academic understanding of statistics. He started his career with TNS, and then moved to NFO before joining Ipsos.