TMS Asia-Pacific chief executive officer, Gary Marshall has announced the promotion of two key Asia-based personnel to senior management roles as the company continues to expand its Singapore and China operations.

Effective immediately, Thomas Lim will take on the role of Manager – Singapore while Frances Zhou has been promoted to manage the Shanghai division of the company’s Group China operation.

Mr. Lim’s extensive Singapore industry background includes a stint in business development management for a major international brand prior to joining the travel and hospitality industry recruitment specialist in 2005.

His many industry accolades include the prestigious 2000 Ministry of Travel & Industry ‘Model Workers Award’ and two National Association of Travel Agents’ ‘Excellence Service’ Awards in 2000 and 2001.

Mr. Lim will be based in the company’s Asia Head Office in Singapore where Adeline Lee takes over as Senior Consultant for the Singapore office.

Frances Zhou joined TMS’ China operation two years ago after a lengthy career in senior business development roles in hotel management and latterly, for one of China’s biggest online travel operators.

Announcing the promotions, Mr. Marshall said that after successful tenures in their respective offices as senior consultants the two new managers had shown great leadership qualities.

“Both Thomas and Frances will play key roles in further developing the TMS brand in their respective areas of management,” he said.

“They are the top revenue producers for their respective offices and I have little doubt that they will continue to drive our business to even greater heights.”