May 17, 2022
Appointment of Group General Counsel:
Singapore, May 17, 2022 – Tyme, one of the fastest growing digital banking groups globally, has hired Diana The as Group General Counsel, effective immediately. Diana joins from Eng and Co LLC, an independent law firm and a member of the PwC network, where she led the payments and digital assets practice, as well as co-headed the Investment Funds practice. Prior to this, Diana served at Aon as Chief Counsel for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa for 5 ½ years, before taking on a business role as Director of Business Operations and Strategy.
With over 20 years of experience within the financial services industry, Diana has held senior positions both in-house and in private practice and is known to have a proven track record directing strategic vision, building and leading legal teams across geographies, developing and implementing legal, compliance and corporate governance frameworks across the legal and financial services industry. Diana’s experience cuts across different asset classes and financial sectors: from alternative investments (private equity, venture capital), to retail asset management and insurance sectors as well as investment consulting, financial advisory and wealth management. In addition to Aon, she has led the legal functions at Eastspring Investments, part of Prudential plc in Asia and Harmony Capital Group, among others.
Coenraad Jonker, Executive Chair of Tyme, says in a statement: “Diana brings a proven track record of strategic thinking, pragmatic legal advice, and Asia experience, which is critical for Tyme’s continued growth. As we expand our operations, Diana’s knowledge and expertise will help us move forward as we grow our digital bank footprint, and integrate further into the Singapore fintech community.”
Tyme is a multi-country digital banking group, focused on bridging the digital divide in emerging markets, by integrating into physical retail ecosystems. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in Hong Kong and Ho Chi Min City, Tyme designs, builds, and commercializes digital banks for the mass market, with a particular expertise in serving under-served and under-banked populations. Tyme recognizes the unique challenges of digital banking in emerging markets and builds financial education, a high tech – high touch approach, and efficient cash management solutions to meet the needs of the emerging mass market in these countries.
Tyme’s flagship operation is TymeBank, with almost 5 million customers in South Africa since launch in February 2019. Tyme’s hybrid model of digital banking and physical service has made banking accessible to South Africans across the economic spectrum with 1 in every 10 eligible South Africans holding a TymeBank account. Tyme’s second country operation is the Philippines where Tyme has secured a digital bank licence for GOtyme in partnership with the leading Filipino conglomerate, Gokongwei Group, with launch planned in 3Q 2022. Tyme is currently investigating opportunities for its third country of operation.
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