People Digest: Lenskart, Myanmar Strategic Holdings, InCred make new hires

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Lenskart has appointed SoftBank’s Sumer Juneja as a non-executive director of the company while Anurag Sharma of ANI Technologies is set to join Myanmar Strategic Holdings (MSH) as the General Counsel. Separately, InCred Capital has appointed Punita Kumar Sinha as the chief investment officer.

Lenskart names Sumer Juneja as a non-exec director

Eyewear retailer Lenskart has appointed SoftBank’s Sumer Juneja as a non-executive director of the company, Entrackr reported.

Sumer Juneja is an investing partner at the SoftBank Vision Fund and is based in Mumbai.

SoftBank had pumped in about $231 million in Lenskart as part of the latter’s Series G round in December last year. The Indian eyewear retailer will use the funds to expand its operations across smaller towns as well as overseas territories.

Ola’s Anurag Sharma to join Myanmar Strategic Holdings

Anurag Sharma, the former general counsel of ANI Technologies that runs ride-hailing company Ola and logistics startup Rivigo Services, is joining venture capital firm Myanmar Strategic Holdings (MSH) as the General Counsel.

According to a report in The Economic Times, Sharma will be responsible for all corporate, compliance and employment legal issues in the fast-growing Myanmar market. He joined the firm in the beginning of the week.

InCred names Punita Kumar Sinha as CIO

InCred Capital has hired former Blackstone Group public equity business head Punita Kumar Sinha as the chief investment officer (CIO), The Economic Times reported.

Sinha’s appointment comes at a time when InCred is looking to expand to a full-service financial services company from retail and MSME focused NBFC.

Sinha served as the CIO of Blackstone Asia Advisors between 2005-11.

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.