Credit Suisse First Boston announced yesterday (Thursday) that it had appointed Sam Chang as head of investment banking in Taiwan. A native Taiwanese, Chang returns to Taipei after a stint working as CFO of Avant! Corp in the US and has 16 years experience in the investment banking industry.

He replaces Johnny Lee who left the firm earlier this year and has just resurfaced as head of corporate finance for Deutsche Bank in Taiwan.

Prior to Avant! Corp, Chang worked for UBS based in Hong Kong, where he led the bank's M&A team for East Asia. Before this he was based in Taipei working for China Development Corp and then Salomon Brothers.

In addition to Chang, CSFB has also transferred Wayne Chou to bolster the Taiwan team. Chou was previously working for the firm's private client services group and has more than 20 years financial services experience.