movers and shakers by liuqingyan

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                                        movers and shakers
appointments
LI KWOK-TSO has been appoint-                                                  CATHY CHOI has been appointed                                                 KENNETH CHEUNG has been
ed as the Hong Kong Government’s                                               deputy director of business services                                          named as head of finance for Asia
director of accounting services. He                                            at Horwath Management Services                                                Pacific for Orange Business Serv-
has been the deputy director of ac-                                            Ltd. She will oversee the activities                                          ices. He has wide corporate and
counting services of the Treasury                                              of the business services division as                                          global experience which he has
Department since 2004. He joined                                               well as further strengthening the                                             gained over the past 18 years and
the civil service in March 1977                                                firm’s outsourcing services. Choi                                             has served with organisations such
and among his previous postings                                                has nearly 20 years of professional                                           as Motorola, Dell and KPMG.
was the principal assistant secre-                                             experience in the financial industry                                          He has worked in the UK, China,
tary in the then Finance Bureau                                                and commercial sector. For over a                                             Hong Kong and Singapore. His
where he was responsible for the                                               decade she has worked to support                                              most recent position was assistant
preparation of government budg-                                                and lead sizeable firms’ operations                                           corporate controller/Asia Pacific
ets and finance. Among the current                                             in Hong Kong and China, and                                                   finance director for Avago Tech-
projects which Li will oversee are                                             spent about eight years working in                                            nologies International Sales Ltd in
the e-payroll and related database                 Li Kwok-Tso                 large professional firms with audit                Cathy Choi                 Singapore.
systems to provide G2E and G2G          and suppliers of goods and serv-       and tax exposure. Choi has also        at a leading professional training
services for civil servants; the re-    ices and settlement by the general     served as a lecturer in accountancy    company.                               CHEW FOOK AUN has been ap-
placement of the service-wide           public of government bills. Li is a                                                                                  pointed as executive director and
financial information systems for       fellow member of the Association       GEORGE HONGCHOY has been                                                      group chief financial officer of Es-
80 departments and bureaux in           of Chartered Certified Accountants     appointed chief financial officer                                             prit Holdings Ltd. Chew has over
the Government; and the enhance-        and an associate member of the         and a member of the finance and                                               20 years of experience in account-
ment of e-government for payment        Hong Kong Institute of Certified       investment committee of the Link                                              ing, auditing and finance in the UK
by the Government to its creditors      Public Accountants.                    Real Estate Investment Trust. He                                              and Hong Kong. Prior to joining
                                                                               has over 20 years of experience in                                            Esprit, Chew was an executive
EUN J CHO is Star TV’s newly                                                   investment banking and financial                                              director and chief financial officer
appointed group CFO, succeed-                                                  services, latterly as managing di-                                            of The Link Management Ltd, and
ing John Lau who has been made                                                 rector and head of DBS Asia Capi-                                             manager of The Link Real Estate
president, China and Taiwan. Cho                                               tal Ltd from 2004 until the end of                                            Investment Trust from 1 February
has served as the company’s depu-                                              December 2008. He also held                                                   2007 to 16 January 2009. He is a
ty CFO since April 2008 and in her                                             positions as director and head of                                             graduate of the London School of
expanded portfolio will oversee                                                diversified industries at N M Roth-                                           Economics and Political Science
Star’s finance functions across the                                            schild & Sons (Hong Kong) Ltd                                                 of the University of London in the
region and take a lead role in for-                                            from 2003 to 2004, and managing                George HongChoy                UK and holds a bachelor of science
mulating financial strategies for the                                          director of investment banking at J    commerce degree from the Univer-       degree in economics. A fellow
company. Cho joined Star from the                                              P Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific)     sity of Canterbury in New Zealand      member of the Hong Kong Insti-
Walt Disney Company, where she                                                 Ltd from 1992 to 2002. Hongchoy        and an MBA from the Wharton            tute of Certified Public Account-
worked for 13 years in the US, Eu-                                             is a director of the Hong Kong Se-     School, University of Pennsylva-       ants (HKICPA) and the Institute of
rope Middle East Africa and Asia                                               curities Institute and a member of     nia. He is a chartered accountant      Chartered Accountants in England
Pacific regions. Prior to that, she                 Eun J Cho                  the Hong Kong Government’s Ad-         under the New Zealand Institute of     and Wales, Chew is also a council
held senior management positions        CPA and graduated from Califor-        visory Committee on Human Re-          Chartered Accountants and a fel-       member of the HKICPA and the
at Mag Instrument and Deloitte &        nia State University of Fullerton in   sources Development in the Finan-      low of the Hong Kong Institute of      chairman of its administration and
Touche in California. Cho is a US       economics and accounting.              cial Sector. He holds a bachelor of    Certified Public Accountants.          finance committee.

Baker Tilly has added five new di-      situations. He has since been in-      ent Mandarin, English and Canton-      DONG LI MIN served five years          cial in China including more than
rectors of business recovery to its     volved in a number of corporate        ese speaker, has a master’s degree     as the chief secretary to the chair-   10 years as a director in the States
corporate restructuring divisions in    finance transactions and has acted     in applied finance and is a fellow     man of the China Association for       Council. In particular he was in-
Hong Kong and China:                    as the interim CFO for a business      of the Chartered Management In-        the Handicapped and another three      volved in the establishment of the
PAUL CUMMINS, a specialist in           raising capital.                       stitute.                               years as the secretary to the gov-     Shenzhen, Suzhou and Pudong
restructurings and turnarounds. A       RICKY LIU has successfully led         XU BIN has more than 30 years          ernor of Hainan Province. He then      special economic zones, and was
UK trained chartered accountant         the restructuring and turnaround       experience in the banking and fi-      became actively involved in the        also a specialist negotiator on the
with 10 years working experience        of three listed companies in Hong      nancial arena in China and was for-    restructuring of small to medium       GATT and WTO teams for China.
in Asia, he moved to Hong Kong          Kong, all with substantial active      merly the vice director of the State   sized state-owned and private en-      Latterly Liu has been involved in
with a Big 4 firm where he led the      operations in Hong Kong and            Foreign Exchange Control Bureau.       terprises in China. During the past    the turnaround and restructuring
restructuring of several Hong Kong      China, two in the property and         He served as chairman and presi-       12 years he has led the successful     of a major state-owned enterprise,
listed companies covering a wide        construction industries and one in     dent of a substantial state-owned      restructuring and workout of four      which covered industries includ-
range of industries including prop-     fast moving consumer goods. He         bank and concurrently as the exec-     companies, two of which are listed     ing banking and finance, property,
erty, textiles, natural resources and   has worked in southeast Asia and       utive director and deputy managing     in China, covering industries in ce-   trading, energy and resources and
financial services. He then worked      greater China for over 30 years and    director/chairman of a major state-    ment manufacturing, refrigeration      strategic investments, and which
for a leading investment bank in        has been responsible for making        owned enterprise with a listed com-    machinery, automobiles, electron-      also included a Hong Kong listed
Hong Kong and London where              investments, operating businesses      pany in Hong Kong and operations       ics and properties. Dong has a de-     company. Liu is a native Mandarin
he was responsible for analysing,       and engineering and managing the       in banking and finance, property,      gree in philosophy.                    speaker and is based in Beijing.
structuring and executing invest-       disposal of assets, particularly in    energy and resources and trading.      LIU XIAO HUA spent much of his         He has a master’s degree in eco-
ments in a wide variety of special      China and Hong Kong. He is a flu-      Xu has a PhD in economics.             career as a senior government offi-    nomics.




           Paul Cummins                              Ricky Liu                               Xu Bin                               Dong Li Min                          Liu Xiao Hua

								
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