People Digest: Carsome ropes in CFO; Capital Group gets marketing director in HK

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Malaysian used-car marketplace Carsome has appointed Juliet Zhu as its chief financial officer, while global asset management company Capital Group has roped in Debbie Fok as marketing director, financial intermediaries, Hong Kong and North Asia.

Carsome ropes in CFO

Malaysian used car marketplace Carsome has appointed Juliet Zhu as a chief financial officer (CFO) from 1 January 2020, according to a statement.

In this role, Zhu will help the company strengthen its market position as Southeast Asia’s leading used-car trading platform and ecosystem anchor.

She will bring her insights from her experience in the venture capital industry to drive Carsome’s growth strategy for core and new business verticals, ecosystem development through partnership and M&A. Besides, she will also oversee all capital management including equity and debt fundraising.

According to the company, following its successful Series C funding in December 2019, the addition of Zhu will help strengthen Carsome’s regional leadership in the industry.

Before joining Carsome, Zhu has worked in the investment industry across China, India and most of all, Southeast Asia. She has had stints with Fosun RZ Capital, a global venture capital (VC) firm under Hong Kong-listed multi-billion dollar conglomerate Fosun Group, as well as other Southeast Asia-focused venture capital firms such as Jubilee Capital Management and Cento Ventures.

Capital Group appoints marketing director in HK, North Asia

Global asset management company Capital Group has appointed Debbie Fok as its marketing director, financial intermediaries, Hong Kong and North Asia.

In this role, Debbie will lead Capital Group’s financial intermediary marketing strategy in Hong Kong, raising awareness of the firm’s brand and range of Luxembourg-domiciled funds to investors.

Based in Hong Kong, she will report to Hannah Aymé, managing director, financial intermediaries marketing, Europe and Asia.

Capital Group, that has more than $1.9 trillion assets under management to date, was established over 30 years year. It currently employs more than 330 associates in the Asia-Pacific region, and has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.

 

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.