People Digest: ShawKwei-backed AMOS, HSBC make key appointments

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AMOS Group Limited, owned by private equity firm ShawKwei, announced the appointment of Edwina Lee as an independent non-executive director, while HSBC Singapore has appointed Ho Lee Yen as CEO of insurance operations.

AMOS appoints independent non-executive director

AMOS Group Limited, owned by private equity firm ShawKwei, has announced the appointment of Edwina Lee as an independent non-executive director with effect from 13 September 2021. AMOS supplies products, services and solutions to marine and energy customers across Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

Lee will also join AMOS’s Audit, Nominating, and Remuneration Committees.

Lee has over 30 years’ experience in M&A, asset management, capital raising, corporate development strategy and investment strategy planning in China and Southeast Asia.

She has worked in the US, Singapore, and Hong Kong with international financial institutions including Bank of America and Paribas Principal Investments as well as asset investment companies such as Prudential Asia and Horwath Capital.

“We are pleased to welcome Edwina to our board of directors. She brings a wealth of leadership experience to the Board and will provide valuable and interesting perspectives to the board in guiding future governance, operations, and strategy at AMOS,” said Kyle Shaw, the Executive Chairman of AMOS.

AMOS, which was founded in 1974, offers a broad and comprehensive range of world-class technical supplies, services, and provisioning solutions to customers in the Marine and Energy industries through its modern procurement, logistics and supply chain infrastructure.

HSBC hires AIA executive as CEO for Singapore insurance

HSBC Singapore has appointed insurance industry executive Ho Lee Yen as CEO of its insurance operations, according to an announcement.

In this new role, she will report to Bryce Johns, global CEO of HSBC Life and Insurance Partnerships. She will also be part of the global executive committees of HSBC Singapore and HSBC Life.

Ho joins HSBC from AIA Singapore, where she was chief distribution officer.

Prior to that, Ho held the position of chief customer and marketing officer, where she was instrumental in the launch of AIA Vitality, a science-backed health and wellness programme.

In the past three years, HSBC Singapore has increased its investment in headcount, technology, and its proposition across the business, which has resulted in strong underlying revenue growth for the franchise and for the wider Southeast Asia business.

In 2020, HSBC Insurance recorded an adjusted profit before tax of $1.4 billion globally.

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.

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.