David Lyscom has been appointed policy director of the professional membership body. He is a former UK ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and was also previously UK ambassador to Slovakia and the International Energy Agency (IEA). He will report to Dr Ian Peters, the institute’s chief executive.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the addition of two senior economists to its Asia Pacific research team. Louis Kuijis joins as chief China economist from Fung Global Institute, where he coordinated macroeconomic research projects. He was also previously chief economist for MF Global in Hong Kong and the World Bank in Beijing. Enrico Tanuwidjaja joins as south east Asia economist from Maybank, where he was the senior FX strategist covering Asian currencies and macroeconomics.
Andrei Baev has been appointed UK chairman of the representative body’s public private partnership and infrastructure stream, which is run in liaison with the Moscow International Financial Centre Initiative. He is a finance partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner, and has 23 years’ experience working in Russia.
Scott Schwind has been appointed as a partner at the law firm. He is an oil and gas industry lawyer and joins from Thompson & Knight, where he was also a partner. Schwind specialises in oil and gas transactions, is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and has previously worked in legal roles in Sao Paulo.
The property consultancy has announced two new hires. Rob Austen joins as a salaried partner in the residential valuation team from Colliers, where he was a director. He has also held roles at Jones Lang LaSalle and Humberts. Barney Lewis joins as an associate in Allsop’s West End investment and leasing team from Savills, where he worked in its West End agency division.