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Ant Group Appoints New Regional Head for Southeast Asia

Doubling down on talent and capability building to better support SMEs in the region

Ant Group announced today the appointment of Mr. Jia Hang as the Regional General Manager for Southeast Asia. The newly created role extends Ant Group’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its talent and capability building in the region and its commitment to better support individuals and local and regional businesses, especially SMEs to ride the wave of the digital economy.

Speaking of his appointment, Mr. Jia Hang said: “Amid a stronger push for businesses to recover and thrive by advancing digitally to innovate for the future, we must be right at where our customers are. Through continuous and close collaborations with both public and private sectors in the region, we are dedicated to helping local businesses succeed with our talents, know-how and digital capabilities.”

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“Leveraging Alipay+, and together with an ecosystem of established industry partners, we are committed to supporting global merchants, including regional ones to better serve over one billion SEA consumers by connecting them with their favorite e-wallets and other mobile payment methods. We also look forward to contributing in nurturing local tech talents with initiatives such as 10×1000 Tech for Inclusioni,” he added.

Based in Singapore, Ant Group’s regional headquarter for Southeast Asia, Mr. Jia Hang is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in payments and financial technology. He has played a number of important roles in Ant Group’s international operations since 2015. His most recent responsibilities include overseeing the global operation of WorldFirst, a leader in international business payments, and leading the payments solution team to support global and regional e-commerce marketplaces.

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