SoftBank Group International CFO Alok Sama to step down

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Sama’s departure comes against the backdrop of management upheaval at the firm.

Deutsche Bank appoints Kaushik Shaparia as new India head

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Shaparia currently serves as the Asia Pacific Head of Trade Finance & Cash Management for Corporates for Regional Operations at Deutsche Bank (China) Co., Ltd.


People Digest: BlackRock appoints China head; LINE’s Thailand MD steps down

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Global asset manager BlackRock Inc has appointed veteran finance executive Tony Tang to head its China operations.


People Digest: BTIG, Macquarie Capital rope in MDs to augment M&A team

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Based in San Francisco, BTIG’s Shingo Yatsui will help Asian clients identify transactions and spot valuable opportunities in the US and European market.


Student sues JD.com, CEO Liu for damages over alleged rape

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The rape accusations have hung over JD.com’s stock since they were made public in September.


Malaysia appoints seven new members to VC & PE development council

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Ekuinas CEO Syed Yasir Arafat Syed Abd Kadir and Vynn Capital co-founder Victor Chua are among the newly-appointed members of the council.


HK Airlines names Zhong as chairman in move to revive ailing carrier

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The two controlling shareholders have appointed a group of directors including Zhong.


People Digest: Tinder parent Match appoints 3 GMs for Asia; Byton co-founder quits

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Match Group has appointed three new general managers to focus on Asian markets across Japan, Taiwan, India, South Korea and Southeast Asia.


China’s hotpot chain Haidilao couple are richer by $6b in 2019

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Haidilao went public in September, and it’s been a lucrative time for China’s largest hotpot chain, popular for the spicy broths in which diners cook their meats and vegetables.


Monk’s Hill Ventures boosts SE Asia leadership team, appoints two partners

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Michele Daoud, who is based in Singapore, also becomes Monk’s Hill Ventures’ first female partner.