People digest: OYO appoints Indonesia chief; HQ Capital names new MD

Hospitality unicorn OYO has appointed a new country head for Indonesia, while alternative investment firm HQ Capital has roped in a new managing director in Asia.

OYO Indonesia appoints new country head

OYO Hotels and Homes on Tuesday announced that it has appointed Alfian Lim as its new country head for Indonesia, replacing Rishabh Gupta.

Lim has 20 years of experience managing large and complex business operations in Indonesia and abroad.

Prior to joining OYO, he served as a business unit head at Asia Pulp and Paper, an affiliated company of Indonesian conglomerate Sinarmas Group. He has also completed stints at Bain and Co in Singapore and Hewlett Packard in Silicon Valley.

“I am happy and proud to be part of the OYO extended family in Indonesia, working together with OYOpreneur who are passionate to shape the future of the company and our industry and mission. I am ready to support OYO to continue to carry out its mission of creating quality residences in all cities in Indonesia,” Lim said in a statement.

HQ Capital Ropes in New Managing Partner

Investment firm HQ Capital, which is a part of the Germany-based HQ Group, has appointed Motoya Kitamura as a managing director with a special focus on Japan, according to a statement.

Kitamura’s appointment will strengthen the Asia investment team and its global investment platform, HQ Capital said in a statement. He will be based in Tokyo and Hong Kong.

“Motoya has long experience in private equity fund investing, on both a primary and secondary basis, as well as co-investments, and he brings a deep understanding of the market in Japan, which is an increasingly important one for HQ Capital,” said HQ Capital’s Asia head David Pierce.

Prior to joining HQ Capital, Kitamura served as a managing partner at secondaries-focused investment firm AB Value Capital Partners. He previously served at several investment firms, including Macquarie Group, Alternative Investment Capital, and RoC Partners.

Singapore Reporter/s

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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. 
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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.