Non-executive directors of Vina Capital step down

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Don Lam and Martin Glynn – non-executive directors of Vina Capital’s Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VOF) – will be stepping down from their position in VOF, the company said in a statement. Don Lam’s retirement as non-executive director of VOF will not affect his position as CEO of Vina Capital or… Read more »

Google gets a new PH head in Kenneth Lingan

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After almost one year of vacancy, Google has appointed marketing professional Kenneth Lingan as the country manager for Philippines. Lingan is taking on the new role left by Google’s first Philippine country manager Narciso Reyes last January. Prior to joining Google, Lingan was the vice-president for Deodorants at Uniliver Southeast Asia and ANZ,… Read more »


Nilo Cruz new COO of Philippine Veterans Bank 

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Professional banker Nonilo “Nilo” Cruz has been named the new chief operating officer (COO) of the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB). According to PVB, Nilo is expected to strengthen the local commercial bank’s operational productivity and performance to ensure efficiency and profitability. Nilo, who has three decades of experience in banking… Read more »


Paula Keene to head Northern Trust global hub in PH

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Financial services group Northern Trust has appointed Paula Keene as country head of the newly-launched Northern Trust global operations center in Manila, Philippines. The launch of Manila office is part of Northern Trust’s expansion strategy in Asia-Pacific. For this purpose, the group has allocated $2.2 billion capital with a rolling three-year… Read more »


Thai Airways appoints new president

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The Board of Thai Airways International has approved the selection of Charumporn Jotikasathira, as the new president. Charumporn, former president of the Stock Exchange of Thailand, has been chosen from the four candidates, by the Finance Minister.He is expected to sort out the the airline’s financial situation. After discussing the remuneration and the… Read more »


HTC’s South Asia marketing head exits co

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HTC Global’s head of marketing, South Asia, Sirpa Ikola has left the Taiwanese smart device manufacturer; leaving a slot which, HTC says, it is looking to fill soon. Ikola joined HTC in March 2013, with a mandate to plan and execute HTC’s marketing strategy and brand presence in South Asia…. Read more »


SCB appoints CEO & President

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Siam Commercial Bank’s (SCB) Board of Directors today appointed Arthid Nanthawithaya as deputy chairman of the executive committee and the chief executive officer (CEO), while Yol Phokasub was appointed the president. The appointments came after Kannikar Chalitaporn has declared her intention to retire from the president’s position on April 2,… Read more »


Linh is PVcomBank’s new general director

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Nguyen Hoang Linh has been made the new general director for Vietnam Public Bank (PVcomBank) replacing Nguyen TheBao, who has been re-positioned to PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corporation (PVEP) as a member of the management board. Linh has over 16 years’ experience in the financial and banking sector and was the… Read more »


Chatchai is new chief for GSB Thailand

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KBank’s executive vice-president Chatchai Payuhanaveechai has been appointed the 16th president of the Government Savings Bank (GSB). He will replace Worawit Chailimpamontri, who resigned from GSB in March, following the bank’s controversial decision to extend a 5-billion-baht ($156.25-million) loan to the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC). The loan,… Read more »


HungryGoWhere founder quits Co, joins VC firm

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Dennis Goh, one of the three co-founders of Singapore’s popular restaurant review website HugryGoWhere has quit the company to join the US-based venture capital (VC) firm Wavemaker. The Wavemaker has two funds and invests in a broad range of technology-driven companies in the US and the Southeast Asia, says the… Read more »