Ant Group announced 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.
Ant Group committed to supporting merchants
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 close collaborations with both public and private sectors, we are dedicated to helping local businesses succeed with our talents, know-how and digital capabilities.”
“Leveraging Alipay+, and together with an ecosystem of established industry partners, we are committed to supporting global merchants to better serve over one billion SEA consumers by connecting them with their favorite e-wallets and other payment methods.”
“We look forward to contributing in nurturing local tech talents with initiatives such as 10×1000 Tech for Inclusion,” he added. Based in Singapore, Ant Group’s regional headquarter for Southeast Asia, Mr. Jia Hang is a veteran with over 20 years of experience in payments.
Jia continues to be a vital player for Ant Group
He has played a number of vital roles in Ant Group’s international operations since 2015. His most recent roles include overseeing the global operation of WorldFirst and leading the payments solution team to support global and regional e-commerce marketplaces.