A pair of Singapore moves lead Mingtiandi’s collection of human resources news this morning, with a reorganised residential brokerage bringing in a new boss and a fast-growing developer switching finance chiefs. In Shenzhen, a cash-strapped brokerage has a government appointee now co-steering the ship and there are more moves in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Huttons Group has appointed former CDL executive Mark Yip as its new CEO, according to an announcement this past week by the Singaporean residential brokerage. Yip will step into his new role with the affiliate of UK property consultancy Savills on 1 November after six years at SGX-listed City Developments Ltd, where he had served most recently as chief revenue officer. Yip is replacing outgoing CEO Goh Kee Nguan just a few weeks after Savills announced that it was merging its Singapore residential brokerage with Huttons.
Singapore-listed Fragrance Group announced on 23 September that it had appointed Angela Lim Ai Ping as its new chief financial officer, with the new top money person stepping into her role on 2 November. Lim joins the property developer and hotel operator from local network equipment maker Aztech Group Ltd to replace outgoing Fragrance CFO Chen Loong Mey, who is leaving the company on 12 October.
Shenzhen World Union Group announced on 18 September that Hu Jia had been appointed as the financially troubled company’s co-chairman, following its takeover by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Zhuhai Hengqin New District. The local branch of SASAC, which oversees state-owned assets in China, bought out control of the local property consultancy in late August and its former chair, Chen Jinsong, will now serve as the other co-chair of World Union.
Daniel Xing has joined China Cinda Asset Management in Hong Kong as a director of asset management with the mainland bad asset bank. Xing joins China Cinda after around 18 month at Casin Group, where he oversaw that mainland conglomerate’s investment platform. Xing also has previous experience with HNA Group, where he spent nearly three years as a senior investment manager and with Colliers International in Hong Kong.
Chelsea Ma has joined Shanghai World Union Equity Investment Management in Shanghai as an investment analyst, according to her LinkedIn profile. The University of Liverpool graduate took up her new desk at the fund manager this month after more than two and half years as an assistant manager on the capital markets division of CBRE’s Investment Advisory Services division in Shanghai.
Tiffany Chiu has been bumped up to senior real estate manager with DHL in Hong Kong after more than three years as a real estate manager with the express messenger service. The graduate of the master’s in real estate program at the University of Hong Kong also has previous experience with CBRE in the city, where had worked her way up to project manager over a six-year stint with the property agency.
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