People Digest: Group ONE adds David Levy to its board; theAsianparent hires branding officer

David Levy has been appointed to Group ONE Holdings's Board of Directors

Group ONE Holdings has added David Levy, who is an ex-Turner Broadcasting executive, to its board of directors. In a separate development, Singapore-based theAsianparent has appointed Fiza Hasan Malhotra as its first chief branding officer.

Group ONE adds David Levy to its board of directors

Group ONE Holdings, one of Asia’s largest global sports media platforms and also the parent firm of mixed martial arts organization ONE Championship, has announced the appointment of David Levy to its board of directors, according to a statement.

In this role, Levy will serve as a lead director and will be actively involved in the development and execution of ONE’s strategy to expand its live events, content platforms, and reach in the US and other key international markets.

Levy is the founder of Back Nine Ventures, LLC, a sports consulting and investment firm that was set up recently. He is also chairman of Genius Sports Group, a publicly-traded sports data analytics company, and senior advisor to The Raine Group and Arctos Sports Group.

Levy earlier had a 30-year long stint at Turner Broadcasting, Inc where he served as its president for six years managing over 6,000 employees and was responsible for $9 billion in revenues.

theAsianparent ropes in chief branding officer

Singapore-based theAsianparent, a community platform for parents, has appointed Fiza Hasan Malhotra as its first Chief Branding Officer, according to an announcement.

Before joining the Southeast Asian platform, Hasan was the global director of marketing at Space Matrix. She has more than two decades of experience in brand innovation and marketing strategy.

Prior to her role at Space Matrix, Fiza was the head of business development and corporate innovation at Impact Hub Singapore. She has also worked for global brands Credit Suisse and Citibank.

“We are currently Southeast Asia’s largest parenting community and continue to look at market expansion and other opportunities across our platforms. To help build and grow a Singapore HQ brand into a leading global player is a huge passion of mine and I look forward to leading the team in reaching that summit,” said Malhotra.

theAsianparent claims to have over 30 million mothers registered on its platform. Its investors include SCB 10X, Fosun International, JD.com, Mirae Asset-Naver New Growth Fund, and Vertex Ventures.

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.