India: BlackBuck parent appoints Souq’s Dinesh Ajmera as CTO

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Recently, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd’s cloud services head Vishal Chaturvedi joined as head of products, while Arvind Singhal, chief executive of TaxiForSure at one point, as COO (growth).

People: Robert Lu joins China Reform Holdings; Bhaskar Ghosh to join 8VC

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Lu was Vice President at government owned chemical group ChemChina


People: Credit Suisse gets Malaysia coverage head; Grab hires former Paytm exec

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Credit Suisse has appointed Mia Idora Ismail as head of Malaysia coverage.


Thai wealth management firms boost hiring as country’s affluent count hits a high

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Steady economic growth and a surging stock market are among the factors behind the rapidly swelling ranks of affluent Thais.


Morgan Stanley Asia wealth push faces family-office poaching

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Top bankers keep getting poached by family offices set up by the richest people. Hence a plan to increase headcount has fallen flat.


People: Former ADIA exec joins QuadReal; KKR appoints APAC public affairs head

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Former PayPal executive David Katz will manage KKR’s public affairs and external communications across APAC.


SunEdison’s Gopalan may join UK’s Lightsource to oversee APAC ops

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Gopalan may now be responsible for developing 1,000 MW capacity as CEO of Apac operations of Lightsource.


Peter Thiel, Y Combinator part ways, ending two-year partnership

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Since March 2015, Thiel had served as a part-time partner at the well-known Silicon Valley accelerator.


People Digest: AXA’s new Asia CEO; Neuberger Berman unit gets China licence

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AXA has named Gordon Watson as its Asia CEO.


People: Adams Street Partners names COO; OurCrowd appoints Asia MD

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Private markets firm Adams Street Partners has appointed James Walker as Partner and COO.