People Dealbook: Industrybuying appoints financial controller, Infor’s new VP & MD

E-commerce firm Industrybuying has appointed Bharat Arora, ex-MakeMyTrip executive, as its financial controller eves as software company Infor has roped in Ashish Dass as vice-president and managing director for South Asian subcontinent.

Industrybuying appoints Bharat Arora as financial controller

B2B e-commerce startup Industrybuying has appointed ex-MakeMyTrip executive as financial controller, the company announced on Tuesday.

Arora who has an experience in both startup and corporate setting, will head the finance division and will be responsible for lead strategy, financial planning and accounting in his role as financial controller at Industrybuying. He will also manage the corporate affairs of the company.

Before MakeMyTrip, Arora was associated with KPMG. Previously he worked with Mazars as audit executive.

Infor ropes in Ashish Dass as VP & MD for South Asian subcontinent

Infor, a US-headquartered software company, has roped in Ashish Dass as vice-president and managing director for the South Asian subcontinent.

According to a press note, Ashish will be responsible for further scaling Infor’s business operations in the region, driving the next level of innovation, growing a high performance sales team and partner network contributing to the next phase of growth.

Dass has a two decades of experience in P&L and sales & operations management. Previously, he worked with the companies like 3i Infotech Ltd, Misys, Xmediaries Ltd and Insyst Technologies.

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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).

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  • 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.