Singapore: Hawksford strengthens Asian presence, with three strategic appointments

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About an year and half after establishing an Asian presence and experiencing substantive growth, corporate services provider Hawksford is strengthening its commitment to the Asian market by building its team, with the relocation of the group COO and the addition of two new hired to their Singapore office. Hawksford established a Singapore… Read more »

Malaysia, PH see growth in BFSI hiring while Singapore lags: Monster Employment Index

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Online recruitment in the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector across Southeast Asia experienced growths in Malaysia and the Philippines leaving Singapore behind.


Singapore: Senior M&A executive at Noble Group quits

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A senior M&A and investments executive at Noble Group has resigned from the company, marking a string of recent departures at the commodities trader as it battles weak prices of resources, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Ellen Chon, who has been with the company for more than… Read more »


India: Flipkart hires senior executives for its commerce and taxation depts

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India’s largest shopping portal Flipkart on Sunday said it has hired two senior executives for its commerce and taxation departments. Sriram Venkataraman, head of sales finance, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, is joining as the chief financial officer of Flipkart’s commerce platform. Venkataraman is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology (Madras)… Read more »


Philippine National Bank names new leaders for retail, savings groups

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The Philippine National Bank (PNB) has named two top executives for its Retail Banking Group and the PNB Savings Bank (PNBSB).


Decoding Ratan Tata’s investments in Indian startups

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A little over Rs.20 crore. That’s how much Ratan Naval Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons Ltd, the holding company that controls the Tata group, has pumped into 10 Indian start-ups over the last 18 months. His latest investment, in Bengaluru-based Actoserba Active Wholesale Pvt. Ltd, owner of online lingerie… Read more »


India: Alok Mittal’s second innings with his new venture Indifi

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In June last year, Alok Mittal decided on two things. One, he would not be a venture capitalist anymore. Two, he would create a bigger impact than he had ever done in all his years in the business. Earlier this month, more than a year after he quit venture capital… Read more »


India: Ajay Lakhotia quits Vertex Venture to start own investment company

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Ajay Lakhotia, the India head of Vertex Venture Management, has quit the investment firm to start his own investment company, as per a report in The Economic Times. The investment entity will incubate startups as well as make mid-to-growth stage investments in existing ventures with a focus on four sectors… Read more »


ANZ’s CFO Elliott to take helm, says to press on with Asia strategy

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Australia and New Zealand Banking Group‘s incoming chief executive Shayne Elliott said Thursday he was committed to seeking growth in Asia – a strategy that has come under question due to low returns and high costs. Elliott, currently CFO, made the comments after Australia’s No.4 lender said he would take… Read more »


As Twitter, Square interests converge, CEO Dorsey risks conflicts

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If Jack Dorsey becomes permanent CEO of both Twitter Inc and mobile payments company Square, he could struggle with conflicts of interest in the business that is key to both companies’ futures: e-commerce. Corporate governance experts and some investors have already expressed concern that Dorsey faced tough choices in his role… Read more »