Boku’s longtime Vice President of Business Development Kurt Davis will now be spending his time in Tokyo as Managing Director of Asia. Working from Boku’s base in Asia, Kurt will continue to work on prospective global partnerships. While in Asia, Kurt will be focused on growing our Far East team and bringing our global merchants to Asia, working with local merchants and putting together new deals.
The Asia team includes Yoda Hiroshi and Horie Mamoru in Japan, Jeff Wu and Siyuan Su in China, Gerry Vanholsteyn and Elvin Tan in Singapore, Roy Chapin in Thailand and Simon Jones in Australia. We expect these teams to grow as we partner with more and more merchants and carriers in the region. Kurt will be directing the team from our Shibuya offices in the center of it all. This isn’t Kurt’s first foray into Asia. For 6 years, he lived in Japan, Hong Kong and Shanghai and speaks enough Mandarin and Japanese to almost fit in with the locals.
The expansion of Kurt’s role into Asia is another major step in Boku’s continued push into Asia. Building on our recent partner deal with SingTel and Qubecell acquisition, Boku continues to invest in Asia.