DNA’s What’s Next: The Business Impact of Disruptive Technology conference adds Hong Leong Islamic Bank CEO Teh Maimunah to its speaker list, with Karamjit Singh pointing out that DNA invited her to ensure the conference focuses on ‘keeping it real.’
Singapore has just about arrived as a global startup hub, while Malaysia is still struggling to become a regional one. Is there a role that Malaysia can still play? DNA executive editor A. Asohan thinks so.
After a series of acquisitions over the past few years, as well as the ‘financial data errors’ incident which saw a delay in its reporting, MOL Global will have a smaller appetite for mergers and acquisitions in 2015.
It has been a week of ‘2s’ for Karamjit Singh as he talks about the two leadership changes DNA wrote about, and two abuses of power, with one striking very close to the heart for him.
MOL Global founder Ganesh Kumar Bangah tells Goh Thean Eu that vacating his CEO role is the right decision for the company … and will also give him more time to get a life, amongst other things.
MOL Global founder Ganesh Kumar Bangah will now assume the role of executive chairman, while his post as CEO will be taken on jointly by Charles Ng Chee Chau and Preecha Praipattarakul, even as the company reports net losses. Goh Thean Eu looks more deeply at these developments.
While the overall stock market picture in 2014 seemed gloomy, some companies managed to dodge the larger trend, in particular those tech companies owned by entrepreneurs who made into Digital News Asia’s inaugural Digerati50 list, writes Goh Thean Eu.
The final DNA-TeAM Disrupt session of the year will be held on Dec 17 at the MaGIC office in Cyberjaya, with the topic of discussion being ‘The Highs and Lows of 2014.’ What are your personal picks?
MOL Global Inc, an e-payments company based in Malaysia, continued to face the backlash of disappointed investors as its share price plunged more than 80% from the opening price on its Nasdaq debut on Oct 9, 2014.
Mark Chang exits JobStreet.com, James Khoo of SecQ.me exits but under different circumstances, while MOL Global’s Ganesh Bangah Kumar has to deal with the fallout from his CFO quitting on the eve of his debut results announcement. It’s a tale of exits in the ecosystem this week!