Three new hires align to the business' strategic focus on increasing its footprint in APAC, whilst accelerating innovation of its Fraud and Compliance solution portfolio
SINGAPORE / LONDON, UK - Media OutReach - 7
October 2019 - GBG
(AIM:GBG), the global technology specialist in fraud, identity and location data
intelligence, today announces the appointment of three senior leaders across APAC
(Asia Pacific), to bolster the Group's commitment to continue expanding its
Location, Identity and Fraud business' in the region.
GBG reported solid growth in APAC in its FY2019
Annual Results, with international (outside of the UK) revenues increasing
from 34% to 45% of the Group's total revenue.
In October 2018, GBG acquired VIX Verify, an Australian-based leader in
identity verification and location intelligence. This technology and data
complemented and strengthened
GBG's existing fraud offerings and capabilities, and extended its reach further
The new senior hires will build further
growth momentum, and lead penetration into key markets including Malaysia,
China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia.
Leong joins as Chief Technology Officer, APAC, to
drive GBG's technology strategy, whilst increasing efficiencies within the
business, to ensure it can continue to innovate through technology for its
growing, global customer base. With over 25 years of experience in technology, leading high performing engineering organisations,
Chee has most recently held senior leadership positions
at Experian and Carousell.
Chris joins as Regional General Manager, Australia, in a newly created role, responsible for leading and
consolidating all business operations in ANZ. Primarily based in Sydney, Carol
will focus on ANZ market development for GBG's suite of solutions. An
experienced leader with over 20 years' experience in B2B businesses, Carol joins
from Equifax, where she was Executive General Manager.
Leng joins as Head of Marketing, APAC, to lead the strategic delivery of GBG's marketing
priorities, aligning sales and marketing
strategies with business objectives to generate the next level growth. Based
in Singapore, Dayna is an experienced leader, having spent the last 20 years in
the international B2B technology industry, including senior roles at NetSuite
Oracle and Criteo.
Lee, Executive Managing Director, APAC at GBG
says: "I'm delighted to welcome Chee,
Carol and Dayna to our growing APAC team. All three bring a wealth of
experience that will be instrumental in expanding and supporting GBG's growth,
whilst leading and developing our talented teams.
we grow, we need to continue to innovate and understand what drives success for
our customers. We have maintained strong growth in the region already,
particularly in Malaysia, Indonesia and China.
new hires will ensure we continue to understand the market and our customers,
strengthen operations, and support our 19,000 global customers to capitalise on
the significant market opportunities ahead."
GBG has team members across 9 locations in APAC,
including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Shanghai,
Beijing, Shenzhen, and Jakarta.
fundamental belief that the digital economy relies on everyone having access to
data they can trust, GBG enables companies and governments to fight fraud and
cybercrime, to improve the customer experience and help to protect the more
vulnerable people in our society.
the UK and with people in 18 countries, GBG has some of the world's biggest
organisations as its customers, from established brands like HSBC, Zurich
Insurance, LEGO and Lufthansa, to disruptive newcomers such as Plus500.
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