Agung Nugroho, a senior director at Grab has resigned from the company, while Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited has appointed Kerry Rooks as its chief people officer.
Grab’s senior director Agung Nugroho resigns
Agung Nugroho, senior director of Southeast Asian superapp Grab has resigned from the company as per his LinkedIn post.
Nugroho, who also founded the Indonesia-based payment startup Kudo, said that it’s time “to take a pause, rest up, day dream, and most importantly, share more love to the family.”
He also said that after the departure, he will spend time to acquire new knowledge and technology (web3, blockchain, clean energy) as well as mentoring, investing and helping some startups to grow stronger and better.
“Being part of Grab gave me a great time to learn and understand what it takes to scale a company and the people within to decacorn and even to IPO. But most importantly, I had a great time being part of a company that has a strong culture of Honor, Hunger, Humility and Heart,” he said in the LinkedIn post.
Nugroho joined Grab when it acquired Kudo in 2017. Grab did not disclose the deal value, even as industry executives, as well as earlier media reports pegged it at $100 million, that includes a combination of cash and equity.
Kudo was established in July 2014 by Albert Lucius, a former analyst at Goldman Sachs and product engineer at Apple, and Agung Nugroho, a former consultant at Boston Consulting Group.
HKEX names chief people officer
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) has appointed Kerry Rooks as its chief people officer, according to an announcement.
In this role, Rooks will be responsible for the Human Resources function across HKEX Group, leading a team of HR professionals in Hong Kong, mainland China and internationally, helping to ensure that HKEX continues to have the best talent and talent management programmes, supporting the long-term development of the group.
Rooks joins HKEX on Jan. 10, 2022, and will report to HKEX chief executive officer, Nicolas Aguzin. She will also become a member of the Group’s Management Committee.
Rooks succeeds Paul Choi, group head of HR, who plans to pursue other career interests outside of the Group.
Before joining HKEX, she was chief HR officer, Prudential, Hong Kong. Prior to this, she worked in various HR roles for New York Life International – Asia, based out of Hong Kong; AIG in both New York and Hong Kong; and Prudential Life Insurance in Tokyo.