People Digest: Alpha JWC, Carsome, Blue Earth Capital announce key appointments

People Digest: Alpha JWC, Carsome, Blue Earth Capital announce key appointments

Eko Kurniadi (Photo taken from Alpha JWC Ventures website)

Major shifts happened last week at Indonesia-based venture capital firm Alpha JWC Ventures and Switzerland-based global impact investment firm Blue Earth Capital. Meanwhile, Malaysian unicorn Carsome has appointed Miguel Fernandez as its new group CFO.

Eko Kurniadi assumes new role as venture partner at Alpha JWC

Eko Kurniadi is assuming a new role as venture partner (advisor) at Alpha JWC Ventures after ending his tenure as a partner at the end of October, DealStreetAsia has learnt.

Multiple sources told DealStreetAsia that Kurniadi left the venture capital firm to start a business. DealStreetAsia has reached out to Kurniadi and Alpha JWC Ventures.

An Alpha JWC Ventures spokesperson told DealStreetAsia in late October that Kurniadi remains with the company while revealing that an official announcement on its partnership and Kurniadi’s “exciting new chapter” will soon be shared.

During his tenure at the firm, Alpha JWC Ventures made investments in companies such as Kopi Kenangan and Ajaib. According to Alpha’s website, Kurniadi sits on the board of Hangry, Zenius, Noice, ESB, and Sayurbox.

Kurniadi has over a decade of experience in private equity, listed companies, and capital market advisory. Before joining Alpha JWC Ventures, he was the vice president of investment at Creador.

Carsome hires Miguel Fernandez as CFO

Malaysian unicorn Carsome has appointed Miguel Fernandez as its new group chief financial officer (CFO) effective from November 1, replacing Juliet Zhu who has been the CFO since January 2020. According to Zhu’s LinkedIn page, she still holds the post of group president.

In a statement today, the e-commerce platform for used automobiles said Fernandez will report directly to Carsome’s chairman and group CEO Eric Cheng.

Prior to his latest role, Fernandez held the post of CFO at Maya, a Philippines-based fintech firm backed by KKR and Tencent. He has also held senior financial leadership roles at Amazon, Dell, and Coupang, and has served in the Asia Pacific region for close to seven years.

Blue Earth Capital names Daniel Perroud as managing director

Blue Earth Capital, a global impact investment firm, has named Daniel Perroud as managing director and head of fundraising and investor relations, according to a statement.

Based in Zug, a town about 30 km south of Zürich, Perroud is tasked with raising funds across Blue Earth Capital’s multi-asset strategy that includes private equity, credit, funds, and co-investments.

Perroud is an experienced professional with extensive experience in private markets. He previously worked at BlueOrchard Finance as its global head of business development; as a managing director at investment firm Muzinich & Co.; and as a sales director at Franklin Templeton Investments.

Stephen Marquardt, Blue Earth Capital CEO, said in the statement that Perroud’s arrival to the firm came at an “exciting time” and his expertise will help the firm accelerate growth.

“With Daniel on board, we will continue to address some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges whilst delivering competitive financial returns,” Marquardt said.

Blue Earth Capital recently surpassed the $1-billion AUM mark and closed its second dedicated credit impact fund, Credit Strategies II, at $108.5 million.

Edited by: Joymitra Rai

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