Ripple Appoints Former Uber Exec to Lead Southeast Asian Operationsby Fintech News Singapore March 19, 2021
Ripple announced the appointment of Brooks Entwistle as Managing Director of Southeast Asia to lead and scale the company’s operations in the region.
Based out of Ripple’s Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore, Brooks Entwistle brings three decades of senior management experience in both the financial services and technology industries, with the mission to drive digital asset and blockchain adoption in the region.
His appointment comes at a time when the company is deepening and expanding its presence across this dynamic region for RippleNet, which includes 14 countries.
Brooks was most recently the Chief Business Officer International at Uber, where he led its regional growth strategy, launching Uber in new markets and navigating through regulatory challenges across Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining Uber, he spent over two decades at Goldman Sachs, and was partner and chairman of the bank’s Southeast Asia business.
Brooks Entwistle, Managing Director of Southeast Asia at Ripple said,
“ Having helped build and scale companies across both the financial services and technology industries for the past 30 years, joining an industry leader like Ripple was an obvious choice given the convergence between finance and technology — and even more so in a region that’s at the cusp of accelerating payments innovation.
I look forward to leading this talented team as we fuel the future of finance with RippleNet adoption in Southeast Asia and beyond.”
Asheesh Birla, General Manager of RippleNet at Ripple said
“Southeast Asia’s payments ecosystem is extremely dynamic with fairly complex, country-specific schemes which require a lot of in-depth knowledge.
The adoption of RippleNet among the region’s many fintechs, payments service providers and SMEs makes Southeast Asia our biggest market for both customer demand and transaction growth. We’re excited to welcome Brooks to lead the charge as Ripple doubles down on efforts to further our phenomenal growth in the region.”