Andrew Yeong is Vice President and Head of Sales for the APAC region at Tata Communications. In his role, Andrew Yeong is responsible for the growth of Tata Communications’ business across all industry verticals, focusing on providing digital transformation services to corporations in the region. He also supports the company’s strategic efforts in growing and maintaining its leadership position in the network infrastructure market, as well as in building deeper penetration with its mobility, IOT, cloud enablement and cyber security solutions.
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Christopher Yap is the Regional Head of ASEAN and Hong Kong at BioCatch. As a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Christopher has over 15 years of experience working with financial institutions to improve their fraud detection processes. In his current role, Christopher is responsible for driving sales and partnerships in ASEAN and Hong Kong, enabling customers of BioCatch to detect fraudulent account openings and account takeover attacks, as well as safeguard users against social engineering scams.
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Eiichiro Yanagawa is a senior analyst with Celent's Asian Financial Services group and is based in the firm’s Tokyo office. His research focuses on IT strategy issues in the Japanese and Asian banking and financial industries.
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An experienced senior executive with over 25 years in the information technology industry, Erich Gerber is responsible for TIBCO Software’s business across international markets, which consist of Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Erich has wide experience covering global markets, direct and indirect sales, as well as Infrastructure and BI software. Having led various organisations in senior leadership positions with American- and German-driven company structures, Erich is an adept and adaptable leader with a keen focus on developing global customer relationships and bringing to market timely solutions that deliver value.
With his extensive experience and track record for overachievement, Erich has built teams that have delivered significant growth by fine-tuning business operations and successfully managing profitability.
Having joined TIBCO Software in 2009 as the Regional Vice President for the Central and Eastern European, and Nordics region, Erich doubled the licensing revenue for the markets under his purview between the financial years of 2009 and 2012. Under his stewardship, the total revenue of these markets had also increased by 75%, which constituted approximately 10% of the company’s overall revenue.
In late 2014, Erich was appointed as the Vice President for Global Sales Operations at TIBCO Software’s headquarters in Palo Alto, US, where he spearheaded the company’s transformation initiatives, in addition to his global revenue and sales responsibilities.
Erich then continued the journey as the General Manager for Asia Pacific Japan in 2016 where he led the sales function by executing a strategic go-to-market plan that fosters deeper customer engagements, strengthens partnerships, and builds a greater network of alliances in the region.
Prior to TIBCO Software, Erich was the Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) at WebGain and the Vice President for EMEA Operations at BEA Systems, subsequently acquired by Oracle.
Erich has a Bachelor’s degree in Management from BPIH, Switzerland and a Master’s degree in Marketing from the Swiss Federal Institute.
He is married, a father of two, and is a sports and fitness enthusiast who engages in skiing, as well as cycling, in his spare time.
27/11/20 | Banking services in Asia's burgeoning mobile-first society 143 views
Malcolm Gomes is a partner at McKinsey & Company based in Bangalore. Prateek Bhargava and Raj Binani are associate partners based respectively in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, and Tengfei Ma is an engagement manager based in Singapore.
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Md. Touhidul Alam Khan is the Additional Managing Director of Standard Bank Limited, Bangladesh. He is Fellow Member of Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) and first Certified Sustainability Reporting Assurer (CSRA) in Bangladesh. He is also post graduate diploma in Islamic Banking & Insurance from Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance (IIBI), United Kingdom.
18/11/20 | Why is good corporate governance a must to operate Shari'ah based Banking in Bangladesh? 259 views
Olivier Carcy is the Global Head of Asset Management at Indosuez Wealth Management. He began his career in Paris with Paribas (now BNP Paribas) before moving to Rothschild. He joined the Crédit Agricole Group in 1997, where he worked in structured asset financing, a role that took him from Paris to Singapore, then to Jakarta. He relocated to Geneva in 2000, where he set up a dedicated private equity asset management platform, making Indosuez one of the first private banks to incorporate this specific asset class into wealth management. Until 2019, he was heading the private equity business line across all entities of the Group Indosuez.
Brenda Lau is the Head of Private Equity, Asia, at Indosuez Wealth Management.
27/10/20 | Private Equity in a post-COVID 19 world 118 views
Patel is the Co-Founder and CEO of Finaxar, a Singapore-based fintech startup that is focused on changing the way small business financing is done using technology. He is passionate about working with startups and technology ecosystem.
Leveraging over 15 years of entrepreneurial, corporate and management consulting experience in Asia and Europe, he combines his deep expertise in financial services and enterprise software at Finaxar.
A veteran in the startup scene with strong expertise in technology, Patel founded data management firm Avagam. Post its acquisition, he joined big data and AI firm Crayon Data as the first technology-focused pioneer, to drive the building of the product and its development. He was also instrumental in driving early revenues which facilitated in raising several rounds of funding. Patel was the Chief Technology Officer of Dragon Wealth Asia, developing marketing solutions for financial advisors before he founded Finaxar. Previously, Patel was at Deloitte developing solutions for large banks including ING and State Bank of India. He has advised or provided services to companies like Google, PayPal, GLH, Mastercard, CGI, etc.
Other than his role at Finaxar, he is currently an operating advisor of Monk’s Hill Ventures and part of the Investment Committee advising on key investments.
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