Former Uber and Goldman Sachs Executive Joins Ripple

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Digital payments giant Ripple is adding an Uber and Goldman Sachs veteran to its ranks.

In a new statement, the firm announces that Brooks Entwistle is joining Ripple as managing director of Southeast Asia. Entwistle will be based in Singapore, Ripple’s headquarters in the region.

Ripple says Southeast Asia is the fastest-growing market for its financial institutions-focused global payments network RippleNet.

Per RippleNet’s general manager, Asheesh Birla, the region is extremely dynamic, and Entwistle will help grow it further.

“The adoption of RippleNet among the region’s many fintechs, payments service providers and SMEs makes Southeast Asia our biggest market for both customer demand and transaction growth. We’re excited to welcome Brooks to lead the charge as Ripple doubles down on efforts to further our phenomenal growth in the region.”

Entwistle arrives at Ripple with experience as Goldman Sach’s chief operating officer of its Asia unit, according to the executive’s LinkedIn profile. He also served as the investment bank’s partner and CEO in Singapore, partner and chairman in South East Asia, as well as partner, CEO and country head in India.

At Uber, Entwistle held various executive positions in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region namely chief business officer, regional general manager and executive sponsor for Women@Uber.

Entwistle worked at Uber for three and a half years after working with Goldman Sachs for 18 years.

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