People Digest: PayPal names first China CEO; Waterdrop ropes in former Uxin CTO

Hannah Qiu, PayPal's first China Senior Vice President and CEO

PayPal Holdings has appointed Hannah Qiu as its senior vice president and chief executive officer in China, while Waterdrop has hired former Uxin Group’s chief technology officer Hui Qiu. 

PayPal appoints Hannah Qiu as China CEO

PayPal Holdings has appointed Hannah Qiu as senior vice president and CEO in China, the online payment giant announced on WeChat on August 17. 

The move follows PayPal picking up 70 per cent stake in Chinese online payment player Guofubao Information Technology in December last year and closing a deal with UnionPay earlier in January. 

In her new role, Qiu will lead business development and strategy execution in China. She will report to PayPal’s chief of strategy Jonathan Auerbach. 

Before joining PayPal, Qiu had worked as the co-general manager at Ping An’s OneConnect for four years.

Waterdrop hires new leadership

Chinese tech giant Tencent-backed online insurance platform Waterdrop has roped in former Uxin Group’s chief technology officer Hui Qiu as a partner and CTO, according to local media reports.

Qiu will help Waterdrop to advance technology and innovation capacities.  

Prior to this role, Qiu was a CTO in the Nasdaq-listed Chinese online used car dealer Uxin Group from 2014 to February 2020. Qiu resigned from Uxin back in February and she will continue to serve as a technology consultant for the company, Uxin filed an announcement on Nasdaq. 

 

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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. 
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