Announcing Brooks Entwistle: Scaling Ripple’s Momentum in SE Asia

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Ripple is thrilled to welcome Brooks Entwistle as Managing Director of Southeast Asia to lead and scale the company’s operations in our fastest growing region. 

Brooks joins at an exciting time for RippleNet, which now includes Singapore-based remittance company BKK Forex, adding to Ripple’s fast growing customer base in the region like—Siam Commercial Bank, iRemit, DeeMoney and others. BKK Forex joins Ripple’s global financial network to process SME and remittance payments from Singapore to Thailand.

Finance and Tech Veteran Joins Ripple 

Based out of our Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore, Brooks Entwistle brings three decades of senior management experience in both the financial services and technology industries — with the mission to drive digital asset and blockchain adoption in the region. His appointment comes at a time when we are deepening and expanding our presence across this dynamic region for RippleNet, which includes 14 countries. 

Most recently, Brooks led the regional growth strategy as Chief Business Officer (International) at Uber, launching the company into new markets and navigating through regulatory challenges across Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Uber, he spent over two decades at Goldman Sachs, and was partner and chairman of the bank’s Southeast Asia business.

Ripple’s Asheesh Birla, General Manager of RippleNet, explains, “Southeast Asia’s payments ecosystem is extremely dynamic with fairly complex, country-specific schemes which require a lot of in-depth knowledge. 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.”

“I’m thrilled to join Ripple to scale the company’s footprint in this pivotal region. Having helped build and scale companies across both ...

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