6 August 2003
BSI Management Systems Asia Pacific today announced new appointments to its Greater China team in a move to enhance sales and marketing activities in the region. Mr Eric Chen has been appointed Regional Sales Director for BSI Greater China in June 2003 and Ms Tiana Chik joins as the Regional Marketing Manager for BSI Greater China Region in August 2003. They will both report to Mr William Quilindo, Managing Director of BSI Management Systems, and Greater China Region.
Mr Chen, an emigrant from Canada, was previously working with TotalFinaElf (HK) Ltd as its regional manager, where, in the process, established Taiwan and Shanghai offices and led the sales and marketing team in the region. Prior to that, Eric has been working with Mobil Oil Hong Kong Limited, an acknowledged leader in the petrochemicals industry and later as the Area Manager for Greater China region for ExxonMobil Corporation, where he managed and controlled marine lubricant sales and marketing activities for both Mobil and Esso brands in Greater China Region. Eric holds a BSc in Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada and is fluent in English, Chinese and Mandarin.
Commenting on the appointment of Eric Chen, William Quilindo, Managing Director of BSI Management Systems, Greater China Region said: “I am pleased that Eric has decided to lend his expertise with BSI. His career spanned from sales and marketing functions in the Greater China Region and provided him with increasing levels of responsibilities. His past exposure reflects his outstanding management performance in the industry. With Eric's contribution, I have no doubt that our Greater China Sales team would be further strengthened as a result."
On the other hand, Ms Tiana Chik joins BSI from Gammon Skanska where she implemented a Customer Satisfaction Survey successfully. Ms Chik has also previously worked for Thorn EMI Group in business development in mainland China and North Asia region, where she was involved in developing market entry strategies for products. She has also taught at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong University SPACE programme. Ms Chik is a graduate from London School of Economics, University of London and also holds a masters degree from the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. She has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing since 1995.
Mr Quilindo remarked: “Tiana's experience in marketing strategies of products in the Greater China region will benefit BSI at a time when BSI's services and solutions are growing rapidly in the China market. With China's accession to WTO, there are abundant opportunities for BSI. BSI can capture all these opportunities with Tiana's leadership and marketing strategies, thereby boosting our presence in the Greater China Region. I am confident the two new appointments in the BSI Greater China team will lift the operations to a higher level."
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About BSI Management Systems
BSI Management Systems, a provider of certification to management systems is based at BSI's headquarters in the UK. Following the 2002 purchase of the North American systems assessment business of KPMG, BSI Inc, based in Reston, Virginia is the largest company providing management systems certification in North America. Management Systems also has regional headquarters in Hong Kong to service the network of offices in the Asian-Pacific region.
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Notes to editors
BIOGRAPHY ERIC CHEN
Eric Chen joined BSI Management Systems in June 2003 as the regional sales director for Greater China region. Eric, a Hong Kong emigrant, returned to Hong Kong from Canada in 1994 to join Mobil Oil Hong Kong Limited as the Area Manager for Hong Kong/South China. Thereafter he furthered his career with ExxonMobil Corporation as the marine lubricants area manager for Greater China for six years where he was given increasingly levels of responsibilities, including business planning and client relationship management. This is followed by with a stint with TotalFinaElf (HK) Ltd as Regional marketing Manager where he focuses on spearheading sales and marketing activities and strategic planning for Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vancouver Canada. Eric posses a BSc of engineering degree from the University of Alberta, Canada. He is proficient in spoken and written English, Chinese and Mandarin.
BIOGRAPHY TIANA CHIK
Tiana Chik is appointed Regional Marketing Manager for Greater China Region for BSI Management Systems in August 2003. Prior to this, she worked as the Corporate Marketing Manager for Gammon Skanska in Hong Kong and successfully implemented a Customer Satisfaction Survey Programme. She joined Gammon Skanska from Thorn EMI Group, where she was involved in business development in mainland China and NE Asian countries. During her tenure there, she was involved in developing market entry strategies for products and working at ventures and transfer of technology projects. She has also taught part time at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong University SPACE programme. Tiana holds an Economics degree from London School of Economics & political Science, University of London and a Masters degree from the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. She has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing since 1995.