India: The startup education of former Housing.com CEO Rahul Yadav

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It’s been five months since the day Yadav was fired from Housing. As far as Yadav is concerned, he’s used the time to reflect, travel and meet various entrepreneurs across the country, pitching them the idea of his next start-up.

PH Dealbook: 8990 Holdings, Aboitiz Power name new CFOs, make top-level appointments

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Listed Philippine companies 8990 Holdings Inc and power producer Aboitiz Power Corp made appointments of key senior executives on Friday.


Nasdaq ropes in Bob Caisley of SGX as senior VP of market tech systems

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The New York City-headquartered Nasdaq Inc, the world’s second largest stock exchange in terms of market capitalisation, has got on board Bob Caisley, Singapore Exchange Ltd chief information officer, to handle its market-technology function, according to a Bloomberg report. Caisley will start his new position as senior vice president of market-technology systems at Nasdaq in… Read more »


Malaysia: MaGIC’s Cheryl Yeoh to leave in Jan 2016, hunt for new CEO underway

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“I might consider some advisory or consulting role on my ‘sabbatical’ as I’ve had a lot of requests to ‘pick my brains’”, she said.


MY People Dealbook: Ekuinas CEO to retire in Feb; Malakoff CEO resigns

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Before the year comes to an end, there have been some key people movements in corporate and private equity sectors in Malaysia, at Ekuinas and Malakoff. Ekuinas CEO to retire in Feb; MD to take charge Ekuiti Nasional Bhd (Ekuinas)’s chief executive officer Abdul Rahman Ahmad is retiring upon the… Read more »


Adams Street Partners names Yar-Ping Soo as new Asian investment lead

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One of the world’s largest private equity firm, Adams Street Partners has appointed Yar-Ping Soo to lead the firm’s Asian investment team. Soo will succeed Piau-Voon Wang (PV Wang), who will ascend into a senior advisor role in the firm. The transition will take place in the fourth quarter of… Read more »


Philippines: China Bank names Romeo Uyan Jr as president of new investment unit

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Philippine-listed lender China Banking Corp (China Bank) has named Romeo Uyan Jr as president of its new investment house subsidiary China Bank Capital Corp.


Facebook chief Zuckerberg’s donation latest in string of gifts by technology mavens

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Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge on Tuesday to give away most of his Facebook shares, a roughly $45 billion fortune, helps cement his role as one of Silicon Valley’s most generous donors.


India: Prashant Purker takes over as new MD and CEO of ICICI Venture

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Prashant Purker, current executive director at ICICI Venture Funds Management Co. Ltd, has been promoted as managing director and chief executive, ICICI Bank said on Tuesday. Purker will replace Vishakha Mulye, who has joined as executive director on the board of directors of ICICI Bank. Purker has over 21 years… Read more »


Massive charity initiative! Zuckerbergs pledge 99% of their Facebook shares after daughter’s birth

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Mark Zuckerberg will put 99 percent of his Facebook Inc shares, currently worth about $45 billion, into a new philanthropy project focusing on human potential and equality.