People Digest: iPrice appoints new CEO; Hmlet names CTO, CFO

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In recent top-level executive appointments in Southeast Asia, e-commerce aggregator iPrice Group has named a new CEO while Singapore-based listing property startup Hmlet has appointed CTO and CFO.

E-commerce aggregator iPrice Group appoints new CEO

Malaysia-based online shopping aggregator iPrice Group has named president and chief operating officer Paul Brown-Kenyon as the chief executive officer, Business Times reported.

iPrice Group, which allows consumers to compare products and prices in one platform, also appointed its co-founder and former CEO David Chmelař as the executive vice-chairman.

Meanwhile, iPrice co-founder and chief technology officer Heinrich M Wendel will take on the additional role as chief product officer following Brown-Kenyon’s appointment as CEO.

Singapore-based listing property startup Hmlet appoints CTO, CFO 

Singapore-based leasing and listing property platform Hmlet has promoted Pramodh Rai and Rajive Keshup to Chief Technology Officer and Chief Financial Officer, respectively, the company announced on Monday.

Rai, who previously served as SVP in product & technology, will be responsible for Hmlet’s technology platform buildout, data governance efforts and drive business efficiencies. He has over eight years of experience at Funding Societies (known as Modalku in Indonesia), CoinHako, HomeAway Asia. He also founded the India-based English learning app Jugnuu.

Meanwhile, Keshup in his new role as CTO will lead finance, accounting, investments, corporate strategy, legal team, while also be responsible for securing and maintaining supply-side relationships with landlords or developers. He has over 15 years of experience, serving at PwC’s Strategy &, EY-Parthenon and AT&T.  He previously founded SPOT!, a luxury pet-hotels in New York City and Dubai.

Hmlet operates more than 100 properties in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan. The firm targets to operate 5,000 rooms in the region by the end of 2020.

 

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.