People Digest: Aviva Singlife appoints CIO; ImaginXP announces new key hire

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Aviva Singlife Holdings Pte Ltd has appointed Kim Rosenkilde as Group Chief Investment Officer while India’s ImaginXP has appointed Dr. Neeraj Sharma to lead university partnerships for its university partnered and embedded businesses.

Aviva Singlife appoints CIO

Aviva Singlife Holdings Pte Ltd, the holding company established following the merger of Aviva and Singapore Life (Singlife), has appointed Kim Rosenkilde as Group Chief Investment Officer with effect from 8 April 2021.

In this new role, Rosenkilde will coordinate investments across the two licensed insurers and will be seconded to the Asset Liability Committees of Singlife and Aviva.

Rosenkilde will report to Walter de Oude, Deputy Chairman and Interim Group CEO at Aviva Singlife Holdings, and become a member of the Group’s Executive Committee.

An industry veteran with over 30 years in financial markets, Rosenkilde’s appointment comes as Aviva Singlife Holdings strengthens its new leadership team and brings the best of its investment capabilities from Aviva Singapore and Singlife together under one brand.

Rosenkilde acted as an advisor to Singlife on its investment and risk management strategy throughout 2020. His appointment to the new entity builds on this effort as he leads Aviva Singlife Holdings’ investment management activities and integrates the processes of Aviva Singapore and Singlife.

Prior to joining Aviva Singlife Holdings, he held senior executive roles with Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, ABN AMRO Bank, and other financial institutions in London, New York, Tokyo, and Shanghai.

ImaginXP announces new key hire

ImaginXP, one of India’s leading university embedded and university partnered edutech enterprise, has appointed Dr. Neeraj Sharma to lead university partnerships for its university partnered and embedded businesses, according to an announcement.

His new role at ImaginXP will involve imparting strategic direction for the company with accordance to the newly drafted NEP 2020 wave and the plethora Government-backed initiatives that are aimed at nudging online education, building, and cherishing university partnerships, and steering growth development and further expansion in the online education business ecosystem.

This appointment follows the recent acquisition by the company of Noesis Learning, bringing Ajay Kumar and Pallavi Singla from the team into the company.

Prior to joining ImaginXP, Dr Sharma was the Director- University Partnerships and Institutional Alliances at UpGrad. He was also Chief Growth Officer at Talent Edge. He also headed the management education business at NIIT, which included NIIT Imperia and Training.com.

Established in 2013, ImaginXP is a B2B, B2C, and D2C edutech enterprise that provides tailored industry-driven courses in the field of AI, Data Analytics, health-tech, and fintech, among others. The courses focus on nurturing students with future-ready skillsets for various tech-oriented jobs.

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.