CSFB gets new China country head

CSFB hires an old China hand to replace Wei Christianson.

In the weeks following Wei Christianson's departure as CSFBs China head, there has been considerable speculation as to who the firm would hire to replace her. That speculation has ended with CSFB's announcement that it has hired Zhang Liping.

Zhang ranks as one of the most experienced China bankers in the region - although his more recent career has seen him veer from the investment banking mainstream to follow his private equity investments.

Zhang made his name as a star China originator in his seven years with Merrill Lynch in the mid-1990s when he helped to build its China franchise. During that time he worked...

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