People Digest: Pomelo appoints HR lead; UK’s Man GLG makes key hires in HK

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Thai e-commerce startup Pomelo has appointed Piyanuch Limapornvanitch as the company’s Chief People Officer while UK-based discretionary fund manager Man GLG has announced the appointments of two former portfolio managers from Hong Kong’s ArchiTech Capital for its European long-short investment team.

Pomelo appoints Chief People Officer 

Thai e-commerce startup Pomelo has appointed Piyanuch Limapornvanitch as the company’s Chief People Officer, according to an announcement.

In this role, Piyanuch will oversee Pomelo’s human resources division, driving the company’s people experience, development and operations, talent acquisition and strategy, and employee engagement initiatives.

Before joining Pomelo, she was Head of HR at Accenture Thailand. Prior to that, she led HR initiatives across Thailand and Vietnam at Christian Dior.

“At Pomelo, we’ve always had a culture of creativity and entrepreneurship and Piyanuch perfectly fits that mould,” said Pomelo co-founder and CEO David Jou.

In January, Pomelo appointed Anders Heikenfeldt as the chief retail officer to lead the company’s expansion plans across Southeast Asia.

UK’s Man GLG announces two key appointments in HK

UK-based discretionary fund manager Man GLG has announced the appointments of two portfolio managers from Hong Kong’s ArchiTech Capital for its European long-short investment team, Asia Asset Management reported.

Irene Liaw has been named as a portfolio manager in the team while Simpson Wong as senior analyst. Based in Hong Kong, they will report to Neil Mason, head of the European long-short equity team.

Before joining Man GLG, Liaw was previously chief investment officer and portfolio manager at ArchiTech Capital while Wong was the portfolio manager of the firm.

Man GLG had $31.6 billion of funds under management at the end of 2019.

Singapore Reporter/s

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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.