Green Packet strengthens leadership team with 3 key hires
By Digital News Asia September 30, 2020
- New executives will support company’s long-term growth ambitions
- Adds venture builder unit and new Smart City & Urban Tech line of business
Green Packet Bhd announced key appointments to its leadership line-up today as the group outlines new strategic transformative initiatives to support its long-term growth ambitions.
A core strategy in Green Packet’s transformation agenda is to invest in innovative companies that are closely aligned to the group’s vision. KipleX, led by Andrew Tan, will support startups and new venture builds with corporates. The unit is positioned as a new venture builder designed to support local entrepreneurs in creating innovative solutions, build robust business plans, accelerate growth traction and raise funding. At the same time, KipleX will be seeking like-minded progressive corporate partners to co-create new ventures together.
“Startups play a very important role in a country’s economic growth. The next generation of startups can grow through strategic partnerships and co-creation with the ecosystem and I am very excited to join Green Packet to drive this massive transformative purpose, not just in Malaysia but also across the Southeast Asia markets eventually,” says Andrew.
Prior to Green Packet, Andrew cofounded and led VLT Labs, which was later acquired by McKinsey & Company where he last held the role of associate partner of Digital.
In synergy with Green Packet’s pivot into the digital technology space, a new Smart City & Urban Tech line of business will be led by Dr James Tee. He will spearhead smart city development and management, in collaboration with leading global technology and real estate companies, to deliver unique products and services. Urban technology will be deployed to facilitate smart living, smart environment, smart communications and smart mobility.
“We want to transform intelligent city living through digital technology. We will share the full suite of Green Packet’s technology infrastructure, proptech and fintech solutions to create a whole new living experience through leading-edge digital innovations, thus creating smart cities and next-generation technology parks,” says James.
James is a senior executive with more than 20 years of extensive work experience and strong expertise in integrated real estate and smart city developments, construction and investment, asset management, insurance and management strategy consulting. He was previously CEO of public-listed and non-listed real estate companies and was also a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.
To ensure the group is aligned to its long-term vision, Green Packet has also appointed Ku Kok Peng as the group chief strategy officer. In this role, Ku will lead the Corporate Strategy, Change Management, Investor Relations, Corporate and Internal Communications and Talent functions. Ku joins Green Packet from PEMANDU Associates, where he was executive vice president and partner and led public sector transformation and business turnaround in Malaysia, Asia and Africa. He brings in years of experience in direct investment, investor relations, fiscal management and strategic communications, with exposure to multiple vertical sectors.
“Green Packet is at the cusp of the next leap in the fast growing and evolving technology space. My focus will be to ensure strategic prioritisation, robust execution and disciplined implementation, bringing truly significant business and people transformation to the organisation,” says Ku.
Pleased with the additions to his core leadership team, CC Puan, group managing director and CEO of Green Packet, adds: “Our massive transformative purpose is to ensure every human must thrive with life improving digital innovations. I am pleased to have on board these passionate and proven individuals who will collectively drive Green Packet to achieve its purpose, and in the process, deliver meaningful outcomes to our people, customers and investors.”
(L to R): Dr James Tee, Ku Kok Peng and Andrew Tan.