Global headhunting firm, the Whitney Group, has announced the appointment of Vuthy Penn as vice president and member of the group's global banking, finance and markets team.

Penn will be based in Hong Kong and initially focus his attention on the equity-linked product and investment banking areas. In what is a newly created role, he will support two of the firm's partners, Harry O'Neill and Charlie Peat.

He joins from rival headhunter Robert Walters, where he managed the banking team and was posted in its Hong Kong, London and Tokyo offices.