People Digest: KoinWorks hires 4 top execs; StepStone appoints partner

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Indonesia’s B2B lender KoinWorks has announced that it has roped in four new executives while global private markets investment firm StepStone Group LP has named Suzanne Tavill as a partner based in Sydney.

KoinWorks ropes in four executives

Indonesia’s B2B lender firm KoinWorks has announced that it has roped in four new executives, the company said in a statement.

The firm appointed Mark Bruny as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Hemanth Raju as VP of Engineering, Aditya Chintawar as VP of Product, and Dieter Werwath as VP of Business Development.

In this role, Bruny will support the firm in executing strategic planning, financial management, forecasting, and budget efficiency for the company. Bruny has 17 years of experience in banking and finance.

Bruny has held senior roles at National Australia Bank for almost ten years and previously served as a director at Jasa Energi Batavia and investment and advisory firm Makati Capital Partners.

Meanwhile, Werwath is responsible for driving improved operational efficiencies within the business development team and lead the strategic partnership. He previously served as VP operations at HaloDoc.

From the technology and product side, the firm brought Chintawar as VP to develop a product team to focus on building highly scalable, functional, lifestyle-driven and horizontal products to penetrate the market.

The appointment of Raju as VP of engineering also aims to build a tech community for financial products to serve the needs of the locals.

StepStone names new partner in Sydney

Global private markets investment firm StepStone Group LP has named Suzanne Tavill as a partner based in Sydney, according to an announcement.

This appointment is a part of four partner promotions in the firm this year.

Suzanne Tavill joined StepStone in 2014 and is based in Sydney. She is the Global Head of Responsible Investing, leading StepStone’s ESG initiative across all businesses and investment strategies.

StepStone Group is a global private market investment firm focused on providing customized investment solutions and advisory and data services to some of the most sophisticated investors in the world.

 

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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.