Seek Asia Appoints Shen Tham as CTO and Jane Cruz-Walker as CMO
By Digital News Asia August 11, 2021
- Appointments to strengthen positioning as digital employment marketplace
- Deliver a transformed technology strategy and capability in Asia market
Seek Asia, which includes two leading brands JobStreet and JobsDB, today announced the appointment of Shen Tham as Chief Technology Officer, Asia, and Jane Cruz-Walker as Chief Marketing Officer, Asia.
Shen (pic) will be accountable for partnering across the Asia business to shape and deliver a transformed technology strategy and capability in that region. Shen will be reporting to Lisa Tobin, Managing Director, Technology and Peter Bithos, CEO, Asia.
According to Lisa: “Shen brings really deep and relevant experience in our Asia geographies, including an understanding of the local technology talent market. His passion for technology, which transforms how a business competes and goes to market, will be a fantastic addition to our team.”
Shen has over 20 years of experience in various technical and leadership positions across a large diverse domain in financial, banking, insurance, media, and digital. Most recently, he held the position of Chief Technology Officer for REA Group operations in International and Asia markets. Prior to REA Group, Shen was at Nomura, a global investment bank based in Hong Kong, and had consulted with ThoughtWorks, a technology consultancy based in Australia and the United States.
“We are excited to have Shen joining us. He will augment our team with substantial experience in defining technology strategy and engaging wide range of stakeholders to make things happen, at pace,” said Peter, adding, “he will be our gateway to our engineers and will definitely be at home engaging them directly in technical debates.”
In her role as CMO, Jane (pic, right) will be responsible for building and evolving the JobStreet and JobsDB brands for both the jobseekers’ and employers’ sides of the marketplace across Seek Asia’s six markets. She will report to Peter.
Jane brings over 20 years of experience in Tech, Media & Telco (TMT) in both startup and large-scale organizations within Singtel, MediaQuest and PLDT groups, where she held key leadership roles across marketing, communications, commercial business units, business development and country operations. Prior to her TMT cross-over, Jane held marketing positions, leading FMCG brands in Colgate-Palmolive (Philippines, APAC and Latin America), San Miguel Corporation, and Magnolia-Nestle.
Commenting on her appointment, Peter said: “In the search for our new CMO, we did a thorough search for a candidate who brings deep experience as a CMO in the TMT space, and a leader who has built brands from scratch and brought life to legacy brands. We want someone who has experience managing large scale marketing teams across the region and interacting across large organizations, and has demonstrated experience in commercial roles as well. Jane brings all of this in one dynamic package.”