GBG appoints senior leaders in APAC to build on growth success

November 06, 2019 - 05:10
GBG appoints senior leaders in APAC to build on growth success

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 - 7October 2019 - GBG(AIM:GBG), the global technology specialist in fraud, identity and location dataintelligence, today announces the appointment of three senior leaders across APAC(Asia Pacific), to bolster the Group's commitment to continue expanding itsLocation, Identity and Fraud business' in the region.  

GBG reported solid growth in APAC in its FY2019Annual Results, with international (outside of the UK) revenues increasingfrom 34% to 45% of the Group's total revenue.

In October 2018, GBG acquired VIX Verify, an Australian-based leader inidentity verification and location intelligence. This technology and datacomplemented and strengthenedGBG's existing fraud offerings and capabilities, and extended its reach furtheracross APAC.

The new senior hires will build furthergrowth momentum, and lead penetration into key markets including Malaysia,China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia.

  • CheeLeong joins as Chief Technology Officer, APAC, todrive GBG's technology strategy, whilst increasing efficiencies within thebusiness, to ensure it can continue to innovate through technology for itsgrowing, global customer base. With over 25 years of experience in technology, leading high performing engineering organisations,Chee has most recently held senior leadership positionsat Experian and Carousell.

  • CarolChris joins as Regional General Manager, Australia, in a newly created role, responsible for leading andconsolidating all business operations in ANZ. Primarily based in Sydney, Carolwill focus on ANZ market development for GBG's suite of solutions. Anexperienced leader with over 20 years' experience in B2B businesses, Carol joinsfrom Equifax, where she was Executive General Manager.

  • DaynaLeng joins as Head of Marketing, APAC, to lead the strategic delivery of GBG's marketingpriorities, aligning sales and marketingstrategies with business objectives to generate the next level growth. Basedin Singapore, Dayna is an experienced leader, having spent the last 20 years inthe international B2B technology industry, including senior roles at NetSuiteOracle and Criteo.


JuneLee, Executive Managing Director, APAC at GBGsays: "I'm delighted to welcome Chee,Carol and Dayna to our growing APAC team. All three bring a wealth ofexperience that will be instrumental in expanding and supporting GBG's growth,whilst leading and developing our talented teams.

Aswe grow, we need to continue to innovate and understand what drives success forour customers. We have maintained strong growth in the region already,particularly in Malaysia, Indonesia and China.

Ournew hires will ensure we continue to understand the market and our customers,strengthen operations, and support our 19,000 global customers to capitalise onthe 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.

About GBG:

Through ourfundamental belief that the digital economy relies on everyone having access todata they can trust, GBG enables companies and governments to fight fraud andcybercrime, to improve the customer experience and help to protect the morevulnerable people in our society.

Headquartered inthe UK and with people in 18 countries, GBG has some of the world's biggestorganisations as its customers, from established brands like HSBC, ZurichInsurance, LEGO and Lufthansa, to disruptive newcomers such as Plus500.

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