Leading off this week’s collection of personnel moves from around Asia are new hires at CapitaLand Investment and Allianz Real Estate in Singapore, while Chinese real estate firms Aoyuan Healthy Life and Red Star Macalline announce changes to their boards. We also have updates from China Vanke, Hang Lung Properties and more.
Pauline Oh has taken on the role of executive director for private capital markets with CapitaLand Investment (CLI) in Singapore, where she will be involved in the management, development and implementation of marketing and communications strategy for CLI’s private equity platform, according to a company statement. She joins CLI from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) where she served as senior vice president of Asia Pacific for over nine years and led the development of ULI’s programmes across the region.
Peter Lee has joined Allianz Real Estate in Singapore as head of strategy and capital formation, according to a LinkedIn update. Lee joins the European insurer’s real estate investment team from Korea’s National Pension Services (NPS) where he had served nearly six years as a senior vice president. Lee also has previous experience with Nuveen and GE Capital.
Aoyuan Healthy Life Group notified the Hong Kong stock exchange on 16 February that Guo Zining has resigned from his positions as non-executive director and chairman of the property management subsidiary of China Aoyuan Group. The departure of Guo, who is the brother of China Aoyuan Group chairman Guo Zi Wen, was announced on the same day that the developer revealed that it is selling a 29.9 percent stake in Aoyuan Healthy to a company controlled by the Guangzhou city government.
Qin Xuetang has resigned from his position as an executive director with Fosun International from 17 February, according to an announcement to the Hong Kong stock exchange by the Shanghai conglomerate on that same day. Qin is leaving as he is approaching retirement age and will be redesignated as a supervisory commissioner of the company, according to the company statement. With Qin’s departure, Huang Zhen has been named authorised representative of the company.
Red Star Macalline announced to the Hong Kong bourse on 16 February that Chen Xi has been appointed to a non-executive position on its board with effect from that same day. Chen was nominated by shareholder Taobao China Holding Ltd, a unit of Alibaba Group, where he is currently the general manager of Tmall’s apparel and automotive division. Now 50, Chen replaces Yang Guang for what are said to be work-related reasons.
Colliers said on 16 February that it has appointed Raymond Ho as a director with its industrial services team in Hong Kong. Ho is returning to Colliers after more than two years running his own show as managing partner of Rhombus GP Holdings in the city, and is tasked with providing consultancy around industrial investment and leasing opportunities. In addition to his earlier work with Colliers, Ho has previous experience with Savills and JLL.
Lynn Lee has joined China Vanke in Shanghai as a retail leasing partner with the mainland developer, according to a LinkedIn update. Lee joins Vanke from rival Fosun Hive, where she had served less than a year as a senior leasing director. The graduate of Wuhan University of Technology and the University of Dundee in Scotland also has previous experience with Savills and Cushman & Wakefield.
Vivian (Weiyi) Jiang has been promoted to deputy general manager for projects with Hang Lung Properties in Shanghai, according to a LinkedIn update. In her new role Jiang leads the China team in risk management, compliance and business advisory after five years as head of risk and control with the Hong Kong-based developer. Jiang also has previous experience with CBRE and PWC in Hong Kong.
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