People Digest: Alok Oberoi joins Everstone; Zomato names new CFO

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Private equity firm Everstone has named Alok Oberoi as Executive Chairman effective January 1, 2020. In another development, Zomato has named Akriti Chopra as its chief financial officer.

Everstone appoints Alok Oberoi as Exec Chairman

India and Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm Everstone has named Alok Oberoi as Executive Chairman effective January 1, 2020, the firm announced on Wednesday.

In his new role as Executive Chairman, Oberoi will work very closely with Sameer Sain, Co-Founder & CEO of The Everstone Group. He will drive the group’s overall strategy and governance as well as bring his vast network and investment experience to bear on investments and exits across asset classes and geographies. He will continue to serve on the investment committees and will also relocate to Singapore, Everstone said in a statement.

Oberoi spent over 14 years at Goldman Sachs where he was named as a General Partner in 1996. Amongst many businesses, Oberoi led Goldman Sachs’ Wealth Management business in Asia and subsequently also ran it internationally.

Zomato names new CFO

Online food delivery company Zomato has named Akriti Chopra as its chief financial officer, per media reports.

“Akriti has been building our finance and legal teams for more than 8 years now. Her analytical bent of mind, high level of ownership and moral authority make her a great fit for a CFO role at Zomato,” The Economic Times reported quoting Zomato chief executive Deepinder Goyal.

Chopra has filled the position left vacant by previous CFO Sameer Maheshwary, who quit almost a year ago. She holds a commerce degree from Lady Sri Ram College and is a Chartered Accountant.

Singapore Reporter/s

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Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.