Singapore’s Alpha7 appoints new COO, CMO

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Singapore-based business cloud enabler Alpha7 has inducted Brian Parkinson as chief operating officer and Kenneth Lim as chief marketing officer to its team. Alpha7 provides cloud technology solutions, advisory services and technical expertise for businesses in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Alpha7 was launched in January 2014 by Lynette Seah, an ex-VP of… Read more »

Capital Markets Malaysia appoints Azhar Zabidi as CEO

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The Securities Commission Malaysia‘s (SC) Capital Markets Malaysia has appointed Azhar Zabidi as chief executive officer, to head the dedicated capital markets promotion organisation. Azhar’s appointment will take effect on September 1, 2015. He will lead promotional efforts to advance the international profile of the Malaysian capital markets for investment and fund… Read more »


VN People Dealbook: Sabeco and Habeco replace chairmen, central bank dismisses DongA Bank key executives

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Changes in personnel at the top level at several Vietnamese businesses have taken place. At DongA Bank, following its recently exposed financial problems, its chief executive Tran Phuong Binh and deputy CEO Nguyen Thi Ngoc Van had to step down, to be replaced by people from the Bank for Investment… Read more »


MY Dealbook: DiGi.Com gets new chairman, TMS loses CEO, LaFarge’s new president, Raya International head leaves

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Corporate Malaysia has seen some changes around its top management in the past ten days, as DiGi.Com, TMS, LaFarge and Raya International reshuffled their leaders. DiGi.Com’s new chairman, Morten Sørby Telecommunications group DiGi.Com Bhd has named a new chairman, Morten Karlsen Sørby, who is assuming the role from Sigve Brekke…. Read more »


Fuganto Widjaja to lead Indonesia’s Berau after ARMS takeover

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Shareholders of PT Berau Coal Energy Tbk (BRAU), the fifth largest coal producer in Indonesia, have approved the appointment of new board management of the company following the completion of the acquisition of London miner Asia Resources Minerals Ltd (ARMS) by Asia Coal Energy Ventures (ACE) on July 15. ARMS indirectly… Read more »


General Atlantic appoints Fock Wai Hoong to head ASEAN investments

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General Atlantic, a global growth equity investment firm, announced today that Fock Wai Hoong, formerly of CVC Capital Partners, has joined General Atlantic as head of  its Southeast Asia investing programme. Fock will be based in General Atlantic’s Singapore office. Commenting on the appointment, William Ford, CEO and President of General Atlantic, said, “As global growth investors,… Read more »


500 Startups strengthens South East Asia team with two new partners in Vietnam

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Silicon Valley-based accelerator and venture capital fund 500 Startups, which has made four investments in Vietnamese startups, has got on board  Binh Tran and Eddie Thai as venture partners for the local market The announcement comes just a month after 500 Startups launched its growth-stage acceleration service “Distro Dojo” in Malaysia, in cooperation with the… Read more »


Vietnam based Masan Group appoints new CFO

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Masan Group, one of Vietnam’s largest private companies, has appointed Michael Hung Nguyen as chief financial officer, in addition to his role as deputy CEO and head of business development. Nguyen has been with Masan for nearly seven years, overseeing the group’s merger and acquisition deals and capital raising transactions, as… Read more »


Vietnam central bank SBV dismisses DongA Bank executives, replaces them with BIDV personnel

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The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) on Friday said it will dismiss and suspend several key executives of DongA Bank, as a special control will be imposed on the debt-laden commercial lender. The announcement came out right after one of the sources cited the bank’s chief executive as saying that foreign… Read more »


aCommerce recruits new CXOs for Indonesia operations

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E-commerce solutions company, ​aCommerce​,which bring brands and retailers online in Southeast Asia said that it has has hired two new chief executives (CXOs) to lead its Indonesia arm. Norwegian international management executive Snorre Larstad​ will take the lead as aCommerce Indonesia CEO. Larstad previously worked as a chief strategy office for the Morris Group in… Read more »