Week 49: Roundup Of Senior Moves Across APAC

The Asian Wealth Times has reported on several senior moves this week now as week number 49 comes to an end here is a round up of some other notable senior professional moves across the region.

Dutch lender ING has appointed John Sprengelmeijer as its new Hong Kong branch manager from December. Sprengelmeijer will be taking on the new role on top of his current responsibilities as head of trade and commodity finance (TCF) for north Asia.

BNP Paribas has appointed Mrinal Parekh to its Capital Raising and Financing Group. Parekh, who was most recently with Deutsche Bank’s equity-linked team, will join BNP Paribas as a director with a focus on equity capital markets origination and execution in Southeast Asia and India.

Credit Suisse has appointed Johnson Chui as head of equity capital markets for Asia Pacific. Chui, who was head of ECM for Greater China, will work closely with Tucker Highfield, who will continue in his role as head of equity capital market syndicate for the region.

Norton Rose Fulbright has hired Anna L. Gamvros as a technology and innovation partner in Hong Kong from Baker & McKenzie.Gamvros specialises in IT contracts and outsourcing, telecommunications and Internet regulatory issues. Her appointment is expected to help Norton Rose Fulbright grow its technology and innovation business in North Asia.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has recruited antitrust and competition specialist Sébastien Evrard from Jones Day as a partner in its Hong Kong office. Evrard has extensive experience in the antitrust aspects of IP rights, and has acted for companies in various industries, such as telecommunications, media and entertainment and technology.

ICICI Venture, the private equity arm of India's second largest private bank has appointed Prashant Purker as the managing director after Vishakha Mulye was brought back into the bank as executive director.

OCBC’s Bank of Singapore has appointed a new chief representative for their Philippines business, based in Manila. Manuel Ahyong, Jr will be the Singaporean private bank’s new Philippines chief representative, global marketing head, based in Manila, effective from 16 December 2015. He will replace Kristen Quintos, who will be retiring on 15 December 2015.

Kam Shing Kwang has been appointed as senior country officer for Hong Kong at JP Morgan.

TH Real Estate has appointed Harry Tan director and head of research for the Asia Pacific. Tan joins TH Real Estate from Grosvenor and will be responsible for providing strategic advice to the corporate business and its clients in the context of the Asia-Pacific market.

Global auction house Bonham’s has added two key members to its Modern & Contemporary Art team with strong Asian expertise. Ingrid Dudek joins as Department Director of Bonhams' Modern & Contemporary Art, Asia and will be based in Madison Avenue in New York from February 2016. Ryo Wakabayashi further strengthens the team by joining as Senior Specialist – Modern & Contemporary Art, Asia. Mr. Wakabayashi will be based in Bonhams' Tokyo office with immediate effect.


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