People Digest: Telstra names Singapore head; Portfolio Advisors gets new MD

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Australia’s Telstra has named Geraldine Kor as managing director, South Asia and country managing director Singapore, while Portfolio Advisors has promoted Chris Choi to managing director.

Telstra names Singapore head

Telstra, an Australian telecommunications and technology company, has named Geraldine Kor as managing director, South Asia, and country managing director Singapore, according to an announcement.

In her new role, Geraldine will be responsible for South Asia markets including Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

Geraldine has more than two decades of experience in both the global and regional technology industry and will oversee Telstra’s growth across the South Asian region.

Prior to joining Telstra, Geraldine was director of global alliances and partnerships for DXC Technology Asia Pacific. Geraldine also served as regional business operations director for Asia and director of marketing & communications at DXC Technology.

Portfolio Advisors appoints Chris Choi as MD

Independent, private markets investment firm Portfolio Advisors has promoted Chris Choi as managing director, AVCJ reported.

Chris joined Portfolio Advisors in 2015 and is a member of the Asia Investment team, primarily supporting the firm’s client services and marketing activities in Asia. Previously, he was a manager in the Alternatives Investment Division of Hanwha Life Insurance (formerly Korea Life Insurance), where he was engaged in both direct and fund investments across private debt and private equity strategies.

Prior to Hanwha Life, Chris was an associate director in the Investment Banking Division of Daiwa Securities in Seoul focused on M&A and capital markets transactions.

Portfolio Advisors is an independent, private markets investment specialist founded in 1994 with $26.9 billion in assets under management. It currently has offices in China, the US, and Switzerland.

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.