(The following statement was released by the rating agency)
SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, August 31 (Fitch) Fitch Learning today
appointment of Daniel Kok as Managing Director for the Asia
Based in Singapore, Mr. Kok assumed his position on August 28.
In this role, Mr. Kok will be responsible for continuing the
expansion of the Fitch Learning business across the Asia-Pacific
region to meet
the needs of Fitch Learning's expanding client base.
Andreas Karaiskos, CEO of Fitch Learning, said, "Daniel brings a
experience in both financial services and learning. We share a
common vision for
the growth of our Asia Pacific business and this appointment is
milestone in the ongoing development of our platform in this
diverse region. I look forward to working with Daniel as we
move forward and
build on the established footprint we have in the region and
maximise the many
opportunities that lie ahead."
Mr. Kok joins Fitch Learning from Thomson Reuters where he spent
most recently serving as Head of Business Planning and
Operations, Sales Asia.
Prior to this, he was Head of Business Planning and Operations,
Asia and Head of Client Training, Asean, Pacific and South Asia.
Thomson Reuters in 2005, Mr. Kok was a Currency Proprietary
Trader with Citibank
in Singapore. Prior to this, he held a senior Foreign Exchange
with Unicredito Italiano. Mr. Kok began his career at BNP
Paribas in Foreign
Mr. Kok holds an M.Sci in Financial Engineering and a B.Sci in
the National University of Singapore. He is also certified in
Management from GARP and Project Management from PMI.
The appointment of Mr. Kok follows the establishment of a Fitch
in Hong Kong in July 2014.
About Fitch Learning:
Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional
development firm, offers
learning and development solutions for the global financial
Globally focused and committed to broadening knowledge and
company promotes greater understanding among between individuals
financial institutions. Fitch Learning specializes in the
creation and delivery
of training in four key areas: regulatory and certification exam
professional skills training, custom e-learning solutions, and
credit, risk and
corporate finance training.
About Fitch Group:
Fitch Learning is a part of Fitch Group, a global leader in
information services with operations in more than 30 countries.
Fitch Group also
includes: Fitch Ratings, a world renowned credit rating agency;
an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and
services; and Business
Monitor International, an independent provider of country risk,
markets and industry analysis. Fitch Group is jointly owned by
Fimalac, S.A. and New York-based Hearst Corporation.
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