People Digest: SoftBank ropes in execs for LatAm Fund; two SGX directors to retire

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SoftBank appoints two new managing partners to LatAm Fund team while Singapore Exchange (SGX) has announced that Jane Diplock, a non-executive, non-independent director, will be retiring from the board.

SoftBank ropes in managing partners for LatAm Fund

SoftBank has appointed Rodrigo Baer and Marco Camhaji as managing partners to its Latin America Fund team.

According to an announcement, they will join SBLA Advisers Corp., which manages the SoftBank Latin American Fund (LatAm Fund) and the SoftBank Latin American Fund II (LatAm Fund II).

In this role, they will focus on identifying and supporting early-stage companies across the Latin American region.

They will be based in São Paulo, Brazil, and will report to Marcelo Claure, corporate officer, executive vice president & chief operating officer of SoftBank Group, chief executive officer of SBGI and chief executive officer of SBLA Advisers Corp.

“As one of the largest and most active technology investors in Latin America, the LatAm Fund has invested in almost two-thirds of the unicorns operating in the region,” said Claure.

Baer is one of the pioneers of the venture capital industry in Brazil, investing in more than 20 companies since 2010. Baer co-founded Warehouse Investments, was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey and worked in Aurora Funds, a Healthcare Services-focused venture capital fund in the US.

Camhaji, meanwhile, had vast experience working with technology investments in Latin America since 2008. Prior to joining SoftBank, Mr. Camhaji was a Business Development Principal at Amazon, establishing strategic partnerships with fintech companies in Latin America.

Two SGX directors to retire

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has announced that Jane Diplock, non-executive non-independent director, will be retiring from the board by rotation at the end of the bourse’s 22nd Annual General Meeting on October 7.

Diplock, 72, was also a member of SGX’s audit and risk management committees. She was appointed to her role in 2011.

Besides, Ng Wai Keng who is non-executive, non-independent director will also retire from the position from October 7.

Ng, 54, was appointed to the position in 2018 and was also a member of SGX’s remuneration and staff development committee.

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.