Indonesian unicorn Traveloka’s co-founder steps down from CTO role

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Kusuma will move on to focus on developing a new venture in a non-competing category.

BlackRock names Geraldine Buckingham new Asia Pacific head

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Buckingham, global head of corporate strategy at BlackRock, will succeed Ryan Stock, who becomes deputy global chief operating officer. She will move from New York to Hong Kong to take on the new role.


Malaysia: MaGIC CEO Ashran Ghazi to step down

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The agency has now been officially placed under the purview of Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED).


WhatsApp names Ezetap co-founder Abhijit Bose as India head

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Bose’s appointment is the first time WhatsApp has created a country head role anywhere in the world.


Norwest’s Sumer Juneja may join SoftBank to lead India operations

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Juneja is currently a partner at Mumbai-based Norwest Venture Partners, and sits on the boards of startups such as Swiggy.


MY Digest: Top management shifts in CIMB; AirAsia inks pact with RHB

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CIMB’s group CFO Shahnaz Jammal will take on the role of group CEO of group wholesale banking beginning January 1, 2019.


KKR expands Asia infrastructure business with new hires

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The firm has poached David Luboff, CEO of Macquarie Group’s Asia Infrastructure Fund, as its new head of Asia Pacific Infrastructure.


CapitalG India head quits, to join VC fund floated by ex-Sequoia MDs

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Anand is expected to join A91 Partners as a partner early next year.


Nissan to fire Carlos Ghosn over financial misconduct allegations

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The reports came as a shock in Japan where Ghosn, a rare foreign top executive, is well regarded for having turned Nissan around from near bankruptcy.


People Digest: Deutsche MD joins Tata Realty; RTP hires Sistema exec; Edelweiss’ Cidambi joins Machani 

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Sanjay S Sharma, who resigned as managing director and head of capital markets at Deutsche Equities India earlier this year, has joined Tata Realty and Infrastructure Ltd as its chief financial officer