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Singapore-based business club hires new CEO

Singapore-based business club hires new CEO

Spectrum, a Singapore-based business club, has hired Chris McPherson as international CEO as it gears up to expand in Singapore and other Asian markets.

McPherson brings over 25 years of experience to Spectrum, which supports technology- and innovation- related businesses in particular.

He has led high-growth technology start-ups in the past, and has held senior roles at technology firms Condeco, Intel, LenovoEMC and Raritan Asia Pacific.

McPherson said that in the short-term, Spectrum's focus will be on growing non-resident memberships and partnerships with other innovation-focused communities and co-working spaces globally.

‘In the medium term, we will also look at establishing another Spectrum in Singapore and in other markets where it makes sense,’ he added. The business club is currently in talks with government agencies to expand to Korea, Brunei and Japan.

Backed by Japanese entrepreneur Taizo Son, Spectrum is a business club for start-ups, investors, consultants and government-affiliated organisations, and supports Singapore-based businesses that want to grow in Asia.

The club counts Aviva Ventures and Korea Health Industry Development among its members.

Spectrum was launched in January this year, and is part of the Golden Equator Group based in Singapore.

The Golden Equator Group also owns multi-family office Golden Equator Wealth, and leverages these high-net-worth family relationships for the Spectrum business.

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