People Digest: Razer Fintech appoints advisor; QBE hires CEO for Singapore office

In a recent people developments in the city-state, QBE Insurance Group has appointed Ronak Shah as CEO in its Singapore office, while Razer Fintech has appointed Lim Siong Guan as an advisor.

QBE appoints Ronak Shah as Singapore CEO

QBE Insurance Group, a Sydney-based business insurance firm, has appointed Ronak Shah as its CEO for the Singapore office.

Shah joined QBE as regional head of financial & professional and casualty lines in 2017. Shah is responsible for QBE Singapore’s business operations and will report to Jason Hammond, CEO of QBE Asia.

Prior to joining QBE, Shah has worked for various international organisations including Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT) with experience in risk & insurance broking, underwriting, and consulting in the insurance area.

Razer Fintech appoints Lim Siong Guan as an advisor

Razer Fintech, the financial arm of Singapore-based gaming hardware manufacturing company Razer Inc, has appointed Lim Siong Guan as its advisory board member.

Prior to joining Razer Fintech, Lim served as the Group President at GIC Private Limited from 2007 to 2016 and was also appointed as an advisor to GIC’s Group Executive Committee in March this year.

He also previously served as a board member at the Monetary Authority of Singapore and as a Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board.

Lim, who has had a public service career for 37 years, was the first principal private secretary to Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Razer Fintech, which has processed billions of dollars in total payment value, focuses on the millennials segment.

 

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.