Former AirAsia X chief executive joins Catcha’s Internet TV outfit, iflix

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Former AirAsia X Bhd CEO Azran Osman-Rani has joined Catcha Group’s latest venture, iflix, going back to his startup roots, where he has tasted success with growing the long-haul airline, as well as launching Astro All Asia Networks PLC’s international investments. In his new role as CEO of iflix Malaysia and… Read more »

Alpha7 adds senior advisors to consultancy arm

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Alpha7, a technology advisory startup that provides business, operations, financial & technical expertise, has added eight senior advisors to its consultancy arm, to be engaged on either a project or retainer business, consolidating expertise spanning marketing, sales, business operations, finance and human resource functions into a single source. The Singapore Business Federation’s (SBF)… Read more »


Vietnam’s FPT Group shuffles top executives

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Vietnam’s leading information technology company FPT Group has restructured its top management, making several changes in its key executive positions. According to the decision taken by the company’s management board , Nguyen Thi Thanh Ha will resign as deputy general director of the group and take up the role of chairperson in its network unit,… Read more »


Stan Chart CEO for EMEA & Americas Viswanathan Shankar resigns, plans $1b PE fund

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Viswanathan Shankar, group executive director and CEO of Standard Chartered Bank – Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americas- will be leaving this month-end to pursue other interests, the bank said in a statement last week. News agency Bloomberg, in a report quoting Shankar, said that he was launching an independent private… Read more »


Citystate Savings Bank appoints Ramos as president

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Citystate Savings Bank Inc (CSB), a listed bank in the Philippines, disclosed yesterday that Benjamin V Ramos has been appointed the new president, replacing lawyer Rey D Delfin. Ramos will also be a member of the bank’s Member of Trust Committee. Prior to the appointment, Ramos had just been re-elected the director of CSB,… Read more »


Duong Quang Thanh is new chairman for Vietnam Electricity

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Duong Quang Thanh, deputy general director of the Vietnam’s state-owned power supplier Vietnam Electricity (EVN), has been designated the group’s chairman, replacing Pham Le Thanh, who is EVN’s general director. Holding a doctoral degree in economics, the 53 year-old executive has been working for EVN for almost 20 years. In his new position,… Read more »


Thailand’s mass transit BTS to appoint CEO, deputy CEO

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The board of BTS Group Holdings has appointed its executive director Kavin Kanjanapas as chief executive officer (CEO) and Kong Chi Keung as deputy CEO – two new positions in the company after it has reorganised the corporate structure. This reorganisation aims at enhancing its management efficiency, according to the… Read more »


‘Krating’ to join 500 Startups as Venture Partner

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Ruangroj ‘Krating’ Poonpol, a former US-based Googler and director with Telenor, announced on his Facebook page, on Friday that he has started working with the US-based venture capital ‘500 Startups’ as a venture partner. According to tech blog e27, Poonpol he will work with the management and investment team including, the founder Dave McClure,… Read more »


Villarosa appointed new Security Bank chairman

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Security Bank, a universal banking company in the Philippines, has appointed Alberto Villarosa as its new chairman following an 11-year stint as the company’s president. The listed bank informed the stock exchange that Villarosa will be replacing current chairman Frederick Y Dy who will be nominated as chairman emeritus in… Read more »


Tran Manh Hung is new VNPT chairman

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Tran Manh Hung, general director of the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), will be appointed the chairman of the state-own telco operator, in accordance with a Prime Minister’s decision on March 23, an official statement said. The 56 year old businessman has been with VNPT since 1981 and has held several… Read more »