People Digest: RedDoorz makes key appointments; SEEK Asia names new CEO

RedDoorz has announced appointments to its leadership team while SEEK Asia has named Peter Bithos as new CEO.

RedDoorz announces key appointments

Southeast Asian budget hotel booking platform RedDoorz on Wednesday announced the appointment of senior hires to strengthen its leadership team.

RedDoorz has named Kelvin Teo as the chief operating officer and Trixie Thye as regional vice president – human resources. Meanwhile, Liviu Nedef has been promoted to chief marketing officer with immediate effect.

Kelvin Teo will oversee the business and operations for RedDoorz across the region. Previously, he served as managing director for Groupon Asia and as a chief business officer for MoneySmart Group.

Before joining RedDoorz, Thye was the regional HR vice-president and business partner with Beijing-headquartered IT consulting and outsourcing company Pactera.

RedDoorz currently operates a network of more than 1,800 properties in over 150 cities, spanning Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand.

SEEK Asia appoints new CEO

SEEK Asia, which combines two leading brands JobStreet and jobsDB under one roof, has announced the appointment of Peter Bithos as chief executive officer.

In his new role, Bithos will be responsible for driving business growth and operations of SEEK Asia.

He takes over from Suresh Thiru, who has served as CEO since 2016 and has been with SEEK Asia (JobStreet) since 2000.

Before joining SEEK Asia, he was CEO of premium digital streaming service HOOQ, a joint venture between Singtel, Sony and Warner Brothers.

 

 

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.