People: GrabPay, Franklin Templeton make appointments

Ooi Huey Tyng has been appointed the Managing Director of GrabPay for Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Photo: Grab website

Grab has announced the appointment of Ooi Huey Tyng as Managing Director for GrabPay Singapore, in Malaysia, and the Philippines, while  Franklin Templeton has appointed Woon Pin Chong as the real estate managing director for Asia Pacific.

GrabPay gets MD for SG, MY, Philippines

Southeast Asia’s leading transportation and mobile payments platform Grab has announced the appointment of Ooi Huey Tyng as Managing Director of GrabPay in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Based in Singapore, Huey Tyng brings on board more than 25 years of experience in senior positions at global banks and leading payments providers, Grab said in an announcement on Monday.

“Following shortly after a number of GrabPay milestones to end 2017, this appointment underlines the scale of the payments platform’s ambitions coming into 2018,” Grab noted.

She joins Grab from Visa, where she was the Country Manager for Singapore and Brunei. Prior to that, Huey Tyng held leadership roles at DBS, UOB, and Citi among others, where she was responsible for managing retail cards businesses, co-branding and rewards partnerships, as well as engagement with merchants.

She has also served as a representative to the MAS Payments Council and the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE).

Franklin Templeton gets APAC real estate MD

Franklin Templeton Investments has appointed Woon Pin Chong as the Managing Director, Franklin Real Asset Advisors for the Asia Pacific region.

Chong will be based in Singapore and lead the organisation’s Asia Pacific investment team in research, analysis and transactions of private real estate investment opportunities in the region, and define market insights and investment themes, an announcement said.

Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Chong was the managing director at Savant Global Capital and also served as the Asia managing director for Australia’s Centuria Capital. He has also worked in senior roles at Lend Lease Investment Management and Colliers International.

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Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

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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.