People Digest: Ola ropes in senior advisor; Lendingkart hires analytics chief

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Ride-hailing company Ola has named Gautam Bambawale as senior advisor for corporate and international affairs while Lendingkart has appointed Abhishek Singh as its chief analytics officer (CAO).

Ola names Gautam Bambawale as senior advisor

Ride-hailing company Ola has named Gautam Bambawale as a senior advisor for corporate and international affairs.

He will play a key role in advising Ola on its corporate affairs initiatives across India and the global markets in which it operates, Ola said in a statement.

A retired bureaucrat, civil servant and executive, Bambawale has played multiple diplomatic roles during his 34-year career with the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). He has served as India’s Ambassador to Bhutan and China as well as the High Commissioner of India to Pakistan between 2016 and 2017.

Lendingkart appoints Abhishek Singh as chief analytics officer

Lendingkart Technologies Private Limited has appointed Abhishek Singh as its chief analytics officer (CAO).

Singh’s proficiency in research analytics will propel Lendingkart’s growth and further position it as a leading enabler of financial inclusion in the country, the company said in a statement.

Abhishek Singh brings with him an experience of over 19 years and joins Lendingkart from Infinitxps where he served as a co-founder and a partner, providing bureau-centric decision management solutions for banks and financial services.

Prior to Infinitxps, he has worked with Mckinsey & Company as an associate partner, leading consulting studies across banks in South East Asia and India.

 

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.