Airbnb has appointed Amanpreet Bajaj its general manager for India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan while Grab’s Philippines president Brian Cu is set to step down in August.
International law firm Clifford Chance has appointed Connie Heng to lead its Asia Pacific regional practice.
Airbnb appoints GM for India, SEA, HK and Taiwan
Airbnb has appointed Amanpreet Bajaj as its general manager (GM) for India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, according to an announcement.
In this ]role, he will be responsible for driving Airbnb’s strategy and long-term growth in some of the fastest-growing destinations in the Asia-Pacific.
Bajaj is credited with playing an essential role in the growth of Airbnb in India, where he has been the country manager since 2015.
Before joining Airbnb, he co-founded Letsbuy.com in 2010, which was acquired by Flipkart in 2012.
“After a truly enriching five years at Airbnb, I am thrilled to take on an expanded challenge to ensure the long-term growth of Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan — some of the world’s most popular travel destinations,” said Bajaj.
Grab Philippines president to step down
Grab Philippines president Brian Cu is set to step down from the role next month, local media reported.
In his current role, he oversees Grab’s operations in the Southeast Asian country. He is understood to be moving on to focus on his other business interests as an entrepreneur.
Cu was the co-founder of Zalora Philippines and previously served as its managing director in the country. Before entering the startup space, he was a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group and tackled projects in strategy, sales and distribution, and marketing for various industries.
Clifford Chance appoints APAC managing partner
International law firm Clifford Chance has appointed Connie Heng to lead its Asia Pacific regional practice, according to an announcement.
The appointment will be effective on November 1.
Heng will assume the role from incumbent Geraint Hughes who will remain a partner in the firm.
She joined Clifford Chance in Hong Kong in 2000 and has been a partner at the firm since 2005. She is on the board of the Karen Leung Foundation, which aims to save lives by reducing the impact of gynaecological cancers in Hong Kong.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the firm in a region that has emerged as an active player and driver of growth in the global economy. I am hugely proud of what we have achieved in recent years under Geraint’s leadership,” Heng said.
Clifford Chance is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms with a range of resources across five continents.