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PayPal Appoints Rupert Keeley as Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific

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2011-09-01 13:25 


SINGAPORE, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — PayPal today announced the appointment of Rupert Keeley as senior vice president for the Asia Pacific region.  With more than 30 years of banking and payments experience, Keeley will manage PayPal’s fastest-growing region and will be responsible for increasing the company’s presence and capabilities across Asia Pacific. Keeley will report to Scott Thompson, president of PayPal, and will be based in the company’s international headquarters in Singapore.

“As a steady and thoughtful leader who brings a wonderful depth of experience and perspective to PayPal, Rupert will drive our aggressive Asia Pacific growth strategy, attract and develop great talent for our company, and enhance our relationships with key customers, partners and regulators across the region,” said Scott Thompson, president of PayPal. “Rupert’s extensive global expertise and relationships in the payment industry will accelerate the momentum of our fast-growing Asia Pacific business.”

“I am delighted to join PayPal, which, as part of the eBay Inc. family, is uniquely positioned to help shape the way commerce is conducted globally,” said Rupert Keeley, PayPal’s senior vice president for Asia Pacific. “Having the opportunity to extend PayPal’s leadership across Asia Pacific at a time of unprecedented change, as new forms of payment technologies are being embraced, is hugely exciting.”

Prior to joining PayPal, Keeley worked at Visa Inc. for 11 years, most recently as group executive and president of the Asia Pacific and CEMEA regions, and as a Section 16 Officer of the company.  He also was Visa’s president of the Asia Pacific region for nine years and served as Visa’s global head of strategy and corporate development. Before joining Visa International in 1999, Keeley held a number of senior management positions with Standard Chartered plc based in London, Singapore and the Middle East. Keeley holds a MBA from the City University Business School in London and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester, England.

About PayPal

PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. With more than 100 million active accounts in 190 markets and 24 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce. PayPal is an eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY) company.  More information about the company can be found at

PayPal is headquartered in San Jose, California and its international headquarters is located in Singapore.

Media Contact:

Dickson Seow Idran Junadi
PayPal Asia Pacific The Hoffman Agency
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September 5, 2011 at 11:43 am

Posted in Business & Finance

Column5 Consulting Expands Presence in Southeast Asia

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2011-09-01 08:00 


Irwin Cheong Hired as Regional Manager in Malaysia

SINGAPORE, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Column5 Consulting, a global leader in enterprise performance management (EPM) consulting, today announced the addition of Irwin Cheong as regional manager for the company’s newest regional hub in Southeast Asia, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Cheong will focus on sales and business development in the region, working closely with SAP and EPM customers throughout Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ).  Column5 first launched operations in Asia in January 2011 with the opening of its Singapore office, and is continuing to expand its footprint in the region to support the growing demand for EPM solutions among area businesses in the APJ marketplace.

Cheong has over 15 years of experience in corporate management, operations, business development, project management, marketing and consulting sales.  Prior to joining Column5, Cheong was senior director of the Ecosystem and Channels organization for SAP Asia Pte. Ltd.  In that role he managed operations and provided leadership for that organization for Malaysia and Southeast Asia businesses.  In addition, Cheong was responsible for developing key partnerships and delivering business value to SAP customers by managing the interaction between the SAP internal team, partners and customers, with a particular focus on SAP® BusinessObjects™ EPM solutions and solutions for the office of the CFO.  His expertise in SAP solutions included SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation and SAP BusinessObjects analytic applications.

Before SAP, Cheong was general manager of Sunway Technology Group, a Malaysian-based consulting firm and system integrator specializing in industry-specific, end-to-end consulting on information technology and outsourcing services.  His areas of expertise included business process engineering, performance management (i.e., financial planning and consolidation) and analytics, enterprise resource planning, supply chain, customer relationship management (CRM), technology integration and infrastructure implementation.

“I am excited about having a seasoned professional like Irwin join Column5 and manage sales activities in the region,” says Gary Hawton, director, International for Column5 Consulting SEA Pte Ltd.  “With Irwin leading the charge locally, we will be able to continue to replicate Column5’s global successes within the APJ region.”

Column5 Consulting is a full-service implementation provider that significantly improves how finance managers and CFOs plan and manage their businesses.  Column5’s extensive experience and exclusive tools allow it to marry process improvement and technology to deliver enhanced value to customers. Column5 is an SAP channel and services partner, supporting  the SAP BusinessObjects enterprise performance management (EPM) portfolio of solutions, including  SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management and SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management applications, as well as SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) and enterprise information management (EIM) solutions.  Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Column5 serves customers throughout North America, Europe and Asia with regional operations located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, London, Paris, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore.  Additional information is available at

SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.

Business Objects, BusinessObjects and the Business Objects logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects in the United States and/or other countries. Business Objects is an SAP company.

All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.


Becky Wright, Director, Global Marketing
Column5 Consulting, LLC
4800 N Scottsdale Rd. Ste 2300
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: +1-800-360-7839


SOURCE Column5 Consulting, LLC

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September 5, 2011 at 10:06 am

Posted in Business & Finance