People Digest: Top-deck hires at BAEMIN Vietnam, Malaysia’s KWAP

Food delivery platform BAEMIN Vietnam and Malaysia’s largest public pension fund KWAP have announced top-deck appointments.

BAEMIN Vietnam has new CEO

Food delivery platform BAEMIN Vietnam has appointed Jinwoo Song as its chief executive officer (CEO) effective January 1, 2022.

Song replaces Kiwan Ihn, who has taken on the new role as chief international officer for Woowa DH Asia JV headquartered in Singapore.

Song joined BAEMIN Vietnam last April as the chief strategy officer. In this new role, he will be responsible for setting up the sustainable development strategy for BAEMIN’s operations in Vietnam, including food delivery, BAEMIN Mart, BAEMIN Kitchen and BAEMIN Studio.

BAEMIN is an online food delivery application operated by Woowa Brothers Vietnam, one of 13 members of Woowa DH Asia JV.

Woowa DH Asia is a joint venture between Woowa Brothers and Delivery Hero, one of the world’s leading food delivery corporations.

Malaysia’s KWAP appoints new CIO

Malaysia’s largest public pension fund Kumpulan Wang Persaraan, better known as KWAP, has appointed Hazman Hilmi Sallahuddin as its new chief investment officer (CIO), effective January 3, 2022, according to an announcement.

Hazman was most recently managing director of Damansara Assets, the real estate arm of the government-linked Johor Corporation. Before that, he worked at sovereign fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

Hazman has experience across private equity and venture capital with a focus on strategy, investment execution, deal negotiations, and value creation planning.

KWAP manages RM140.8 billion ($33 billion) in assets.

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.