Midweek Moves Across APAC – July 29

Here are the last moves across the APAC region for July.

In Hong Kong the UK insurance firm Aon Plc has appointed Qin Lu as chief executive of Aon Benfield Greater China and Aon risk solutions China. Lu will be based in Hong Kong and will join the regional management teams of Aon Benfield and Aon risk solutions.

Gold Bullion International has announced the appointment of Jammy Chan as Head of Business Development for Asia. Mr. Chan will be responsible for sales and marketing of the firm's precious metals solutions in Asia and will be based in Hong Kong.

Justin Kwok has joined CCB International in a senior ECM role. Kwok was previously an associate director of ECM in the Hong Kong office of Singapore broker UOB Kay Hian. At CCBI he will be responsible for originating as well as syndicating ECM deals.

In Singapore Zurich Insurance Group announced the appointment of Kevin Leong as Head of Customer, Distribution and Marketing for Global Corporate in Asia Pacific (GCiAP). Leong will be responsible for further strengthening Zurich’s GCiAP business distribution network and managing all distribution channels, customer relationships and market development for the region, he will be based in Singapore.

Vistra Group, the global corporate service provider for trust, fiduciary and other services, has announced that Chris Burton will move to Vistra’s Singapore office as managing director.

Naqoda, provider of software solutions for banking, has appointed Vincent Galimont as Director of Product & Sales of its Singapore branch. Galimont moved to Naqoda from Sopra Banking (previously Callatay & Wouters), a major core banking vendor, where his last position was as Development and Support Manager in Singapore.

In Australia ANZ announced the appointment of Catriona Noble as Managing Director Retail Distribution Australia, reporting to CEO Australia Mark Whelan. Ms Noble will join ANZ from McDonalds where she was Chief Restaurant Officer for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, responsible for more than 10,000 restaurants and 200,000 people.

Meanwhile fund manager AMP has named Adam Tindall as managing director of its investment management arm, AMP Capital, following the upcoming retirement of Stephen Dunne. Tindall will commence his new role in October.

In Shanghai the law firm Fenwick and West has appointed Karen Yan as a corporate partner at its Shanghai office. Yan’s experience includes representing companies in corporate financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions and IPOs.

National Bank of Abu Dhabi has appointed a new executive director to develop client relationships in India. Nilendu Lall Mukherjee has joined the bank as head of client relationships, India, he will be based in Mumbai.

Nikko Asset Management is bolstering its business development capability in the United States. The Tokyo-based firm has promoted Fred DeSerio to serve as senior managing director, head of sales and co-head of the business for the Americas.


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