Real estate companies in Asia Pacific continue to jockey for the best people this week as Li Ka-shing’s CK Asset welcomes to its board a former Hong Kong consul general, a venture capital boss joins the international advisory council of the HKEX, and WeWork continues to rejig its leadership in Singapore.
CK Asset has appointed former British Consul General in Hong Kong Stephen Bradley as an independent, non-executive director, according to an announcement to the HKEX. Now 62, Bradley joined CK’s board on 30 November, and has previous experience as an independent, non-executive director of Swire Properties Limited, before leaving that developer’s board two years ago. The Oxford graduate served in the British Foreign Service from 1981 through 2009, and was Consul General in Hong Kong from 2003 through 2008.
Sequoia Capital China managing partner Neil Shen was announced as the newest member of the Hong Kong stock exchange’s International Advisory Council on 30 November. The venture capital boss and graduate of Shanghai’s Jiaotong University will now be advising the stock exchange’s board as part of a group chaired by Laura M Cha, wife of HKRI chairman Victor Cha. Alibaba executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai is also a member of the council.
Jade Tan has joined Dutch pension fund manager APG Asset Management in Hong Kong, as a portfolio manager with the real estate team, according to an update to her LinkedIn profile. Tan, who previously spent more than six years at Invesco, took on her new duties at the beginning of this month as APG continues to build its team in Hong Kong. A graduate of Sun Yat Sen University in Guangzhou, Tan also previously worked as an assistant manager with DTZ in Hong Kong, before the property agency merged with Cushman & Wakefield.
Alex Young joined China Logistics Properties in Shanghai last month as vice president and general manager for south, central and west China, according to an announcement to his LinkedIn profile. Young signed up with the shed specialist after more than two years with Lendlease in Shanghai, where he was a director in charge of business development and land acquisition for the Aussie builder’s senior living projects in China.
WeWork continues to rework its management in APAC with the company recently promoting Elizabeth Laws Fuller to head of growth for Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, Fuller took on her new role last month after serving around 18 months as a real estate advisory director with the shared office provider. Before joining WeWork last year, Fuller had worked as an independent real estate and strategy consultant.
Also taking on a new role at WeWork in Singapore is Siti Suhailah Abdul Wahab, who was promoted to community manager this month. The graduate of National University of Singapore took her step up after more than two years as a community lead with WeWork’s team. Also in recent weeks, WeWork has named Remmy Anderson Bernard as head of building operations for the Pacific region and Aine Dempsey as marketing director for the same territory.
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