Digital Identity Firm GBG Strengthens APAC Leadership Team With Senior Hires

Digital Identity Firm GBG Strengthens APAC Leadership Team With Senior Hires

by July 13, 2021

GBG, a global digital identity and fraud solutions provider, has announced several senior appointments to strengthen its APAC leadership team in Singapore.

The company has appointed Bernardi Susastyo as General Manager of Asia, Shekhar Bhagat as Head of Alliances of Asia Pacific (APAC) and Ng Han Liong as Head of Presales of Southeast Asia (SEA) to drive GBG’s growth and innovation capabilities across the region.

Bernardi brings with him close to three decades of industry experience and has held various senior leadership positions at Advance.AI, Experian, and SAS. With his extensive knowledge of the SEA financial services industry, Bernardi will be responsible for bolstering GBG’s foothold and establishing market leadership especially in the SEA region.

Meanwhile, Shekhar will be responsible for establishing technology and data partnerships, as well as a network of channel partners to support local sales activation across APAC. Shekhar joins from Experian, where he was Director of Partnership for SEA.

Han Liong is an experienced regional solution leader and compliance specialist, having spent the last 10 years in Oracle, Thomson Reuters, and IBM working with the financial services sector. He will facilitate market penetration efforts and sales readiness to expand our reach into Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines further.

The company said that it will continue to invest in talents and is recruiting more than 100 roles globally, out of which 42 percent will be within the APAC region.

In addition to investing in talent and growing its leadership team in Singapore, GBG is also increasing its technology footprint in Malaysia.

Dev Dhiman

Dev Dhiman

Dev Dhiman, Managing Director, APAC at GBG shared,

“Bernardi, Shekhar, and Han Liong, bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to GBG that will enable us to boost our presence in the region and position ourselves for long-term sustainable growth in Southeast Asia, and across APAC. Having these new hires onboard will enable us to grow from strength to strength.”



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