Marchon has named Connie Lai as its new managing director for Asia-Pacific, based at its Hong Kong office. Reporting to Nicola Zotta, managing director for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, she will take care of Japan, Korea, Greater China and Southeast Asia. Lai served most recently in a similar position for the Timex Group, after working for Nestle, Swire Resources and Ecco Shoes. Separately, Marchon has announced the retirement next Dec. 31 of Giancarla Agnoli, managing director of Marchon Italia, after running the operation for the last 20 years. Her successor has not yet been announced.