Fortissimo Films has announced a restructuring of its Hong Kong executive team.

Esther Yeung has been hired as director of marketing & special projects, replacing Raymond Phathanavirangoon, who is leaving the company.

Yeung was previously one of the managers ofthe Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) at the Hong Kong International Film Festival.

From 2004 to 2007she was festival director & programme curator for The Hong Kong Asian Film Festival while at the same time serving as general manager of Ying E. Chi - a non-profit organisation formed in 1997 by a group of independent filmmakers.

Also, Ingrid Y Lim, who has been with Fortissimo more than two years, has been promoted to director of distribution and Asian sales.

Fortissimo co-chair Michael J. Werner said: 'While we are very sad to be losing Raymond we are pleased that Esther is joining our team. Her experience in both marketing and working with young filmmakers will prove to be invaluable to the company.

'We further are pleased to announce the promotion of Ingrid to this new post with expanded sales responsibilities. It's an indication of how much more emphasis we intend to place on local and Asian sales and how integral she is to our Hong Kong operation.'

Fortissimo has offices in Hong Kong, Amsterdam, London, Sydney, New York and Paris.

Its Cannes line-up includes Tokyo Sonata, Serbis, Ashes Of Time Redux and market titles such as Chevolution and It's Hard To Be Nice.