SEEK Asia, a combination of two leading Asian online employment marketplaces, Job Street and JobsDB, announced the appointment of Shen Tham (above) as Chief Technology Officer, Asia, and Jane Cruz-Walker (right) as Chief Marketing Officer, Asia.
Tham will be running the partnering operations across the Asian business to build and deliver a transformed technology strategy and capability in the region. He will be giving status updates to Lisa Tobin, Managing Director, Technology, and Peter Bithos, Chief Executive Officer, Asia.
Tobin believes that Tham is a great addition to the team as he has a deep understanding of the local technology talent market and a passion for great technology for the configuration of how a business competes in global markets.
Tham has over two decades of extensive experience in several technical and leadership positions across a large diverse domain in financial, banking, insurance, media, and digital companies. Prior to this, he was the CTO at REA Group operations in International and Asia markets. At Nomura, a global investment bank based in Hong Kong, Tham held consultations with ThoughtWorks, a global technology consultancy based in Australia and the United States.
Bithos, CEO, Asia stated that Tham will play an instrumental role in shaping and delivering technology outcomes for Asian businesses, support the team in defining technology strategy and engage with stakeholders to get things done at a fast pace. “Shen will be our gateway to our engineers and will definitely be at home engaging them directly in technical debates!” he said.
Meanwhile, Cruz-Walker will be entrusted to further build and evolve the JobStreet and JobsDB brands for both the jobseekers’ and employers’ sides of the marketplace across SEEK Asia’s six markets as CMO. She will report to Peter Bithos. Her spectacular leadership skills across marketing, communications, commercial business units, business development, and country operations will be a huge asset to the company. Cruz-Walker has a diversified experience of working in Tech, Media & Telco (TMT) in both start-up and large-scale organizations within Singtel, MediaQuest and PLDT groups.
Bithos called Cruz-Walker a dynamic package proving to be a great leader for each marketing team member across the region and bringing a unique combination of diverse cultural perspectives and global mindedness to SEEK’s transformational journey.