People Digest: Fullerton India, OLX Autos appoint new CEOs

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Fullerton India Credit Company Limited (Fullerton India) has appointed Shantanu Mitra as its CEO & MD, while OLX Group on Tuesday appointed Gautam Thakar as global CEO of OLX Autos.

Fullerton India names CEO & MD

Fullerton India Credit Company Limited (Fullerton India), a non-banking financial company with a strong pan-India presence, has appointed Shantanu Mitra as the new CEO & MD with effect from April 2, 2021.

Mitra has over 40 years of experience in financial services, with over 20 years at Standard Chartered and Citibank where he had stints in India, Singapore, and Thailand, Fullerton said in a statement. His last role in Standard Chartered was senior regional risk officer, India, Middle East & Africa, based in Mumbai.

“I am confident that Shantanu’s diverse leadership experience in the areas of digital, risk, and people management will inspire Fullerton India to continue to grow its businesses and deepen its leadership positions in key products and geographies while maintaining a strong governance and risk culture as well as accelerate Fullerton India’s digital journey,” Shirish Apte, chairman of FICC Board, said.

OLX Autos gets new CEO

Classifieds marketplace OLX Group on Tuesday announced that it has appointed Gautam Thakar as global CEO of OLX Autos effective March 15, 2021. Most recently, Thakar was CEO of Star Sports in India which was acquired by the Walt Disney Company.

Thakar will lead the global operations of OLX Autos, which has a workforce of more than 4,000 employees across Asia, Africa, Latam, and the United States.

“He [Thakar] brings a unique set of capabilities to this exciting opportunity including an exceptional general management track record, strong customer orientation, deep marketplace experience, and a rich experience leading and inspiring teams on a global footprint. We will all benefit from his wealth of knowledge and experience as we bring convenience and trust to the way people buy and sell cars,” Martin Scheepbouwer, CEO, OLX Group, said.

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.