Alvarez & Marsal builds
Alvarez & Marsal, a restructuring and turnaround advisor, has hired Stewart Winspear as a senior director to build the firm's capabilities across Greater China. Winspear, who joins A&M's Greater China team, will be supporting the establishment of the firm's new office in
Prior to joining A&M,Winspear was the chief financial officer of IBM Business Partners Asia Pacific, managing the financial performance of the operation across 15 countries in the region. Prior to IBM, he was at PWC Corporate Finance focusing on restructuring, business strategy, valuations and due diligence.
Watson Wyatt appoints
Watson Wyatt, a consulting firm, has appointed Sandi Orleow as head of private equity in
IFC appoints new South Asia head
International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank, has appointed Paolo Martelli as regional director for
Martelli, who joined IFC in 1996 as an investment officer, said the division would continue to focus on infrastructure, manufacturing, rural development and services sectors such as tourism, IT and healthcare.
Prior to his latest assignment, he had spent over seven years in Latin America for IFC, initially setting up successful operations in the Andean region and more recently in
NEA promotes six
Paul Hsiao, a principal at
Hsiao, who focuses on mobile, energy and Asian investments, joined NEA in 2003 after co-founding Mazu Networks, a venture-backed security software appliance company. In the mid-nineties, he helped set up McKinsey's Greater China technology practice. Mathias joined NEA from a software start-up, where he had been a vicepresident. Hsiao and Mathias were among six recent promotions at NEA.
Vestar Japan completes line-up
US mid-market buyout firm Vestar Capital Partners has appointed Susumu Sekihata as a director of Vestar Japan Advisers, the Japanese affiliate it established in July last year.
The Japanese native returns to
Before founding Red Diamond, Sekihata held various positions at Mitsubishi in the
H&Q Asia Pacific promotes two in Seoul
H&Q Asia Pacific has promoted Jong Won “John” Lee and Yuchul “YC” Rhim to the positions of managing director in Seoul. Both men were previously senior vice-presidents with H&QAP Korea. Lee, who previously worked for Credit Agricole Indosuez in
Rhim joined H&QAP Korea in 2003, after working as a director at Littauer Technologies, an Internet holding company, and then at a portfolio company of H&QAP.
In 2005, H&QAP became the first foreign private equity firm to receive investment from
Deutsche hires former Temasek director
Deutsche Bank has appointed Andrew Yeo as a director of global credit trading in private equity, as the bank looks to take advantage of rising private equity opportunities across the Asia region.
Yeo joins Deutsche from Temasek Holdings, where he was a director responsible for sourcing and executing private equity investments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. He has over 12 years' experience in research, capital markets and balance sheet finance and investment.
At Deutsche, Yeo will be investing from the bank's balance sheet and syndicating the investments out to the bank's clients. Based in
CVC poaches Keeble from UBS
Ben Keeble, formerly a managing director and head of financial sponsors at UBS in
UBS has been busy in the past 18 months in