Ex APAC CFO of Rocket Internet joins theAsianparent, Southeast Asia’s Largest Social Network for Parents
SINGAPORE, 22 October 2019 – Reaching nearly 30 million users monthly, theAsianparent — Southeast Asia’s largest platform for mums — today announced former Rocket Internet JV Asia Pacific CFO, Jatin Detwani, has joined theAsianparent to lead its Corporate Finance, Commercial and Strategy function. This appointment follows theAsianparent’s other recent senior hire of former Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) China CEO Susana Tsui as CEO of Media last month.
Jatin brings to the team more than 15 years of global experience through working directly with technology companies – having founded and led many reputable start-ups. Prior to joining theAsianparent, Jatin was the former Asia Pacific Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Rocket Internet JV, where he managed over 15 businesses in the Asia Pacific region, and Chief Financial Officer of GEM Eduventures in London – the investment arm of GEMS Education group investing in funds and technology start-ups globally.
Jatin also had stints that developed his acumen for commercial strategy, investment, corporate finance and strategy development at companies like Ernst & Young and Accenture Management Consulting. Notably, Jatin has been named Asia’s Greatest Chief Financial Officer (CFO) by a leading publication. In his new role at theAsianparent, Jatin will implement and drive new strategic, commercial and tech initiatives to propel the business towards US$100 million revenue within the next few years, which includes financial improvements, transformation and implementation of various technology and product related strategies for the company.
“Having founded and led start-ups, the tech start-up space is familiar ground where I have gained and learnt from. I am thrilled to be part of a team as driven as theAsianparent’s and look forward to contributing to the growth of the business,” said Jatin about joining theAsianparent.
“We are delighted to welcome Jatin, who comes on board at an exciting time where we are expanding into new markets. We believe his appointment will help us strengthen our position in the industry and make better investments into our future,” said Roshni Mahtani, Founder and Group CEO, theAsianparent.
“I am also very proud of the fact that theAsianparent is able to attract top talent, which speaks volumes in demonstrating how formidable theAsianparent has become in just a decade,” added Roshni.
theAsianParent has grown from a parenting blog into a multinational content platform and social network, with over 200 employees spread across 12 countries. theAsianparent continues its rhythmic progression to create new milestones in 2019. In July this year, the company closed an oversubscribed series C funding round, backed by Chinese giants including Fosun and JD.com.
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