WATATAWA Consulting appoints MD for fintech practice

Singapore-headquartered communications consultancy WATATAWA Consulting has appointed Tim Williamson (pictured) to the newly created role of MD for its new fintech and financial services sector practice. He reports to Simon Pangrazio, managing partner at WATATAWA.

Based in Singapore, Williamson will work with clients across the region and the WATATAWA regional leadership team. The leadership team comprises MD for financial communications and investor relations Josephinew Chew, and Stephen Robertson who leads the corporate communications and crisis management function.

Williamson was most recently the MD, Asia Pacific at Cognito for approximately four years, according to this LinkedIn. During his time there, he worked extensively with asset managers, banks, insurers, technology providers and fintech startups across the region. He was also active in promoting greater understanding of how fintech is disrupting the financial services sector.

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Prior to that, Williamson was a consultant at Nightingale Communications for more than three years and VP, corporate at Weber Shandwick Australia for close to two years, according to his LinkedIn. He also worked at BBC, Bloomberg and Brunswick Group. Williamson brings 22 years of experience in journalism and corporate communications to his new role.

“Our aim is to provide our clients with bespoke solutions in responding to rapid changes in their business operating environments and the evolving stakeholder landscape. Williamson is a terrific addition to the team, with his experience in advising global financial services providers and emerging fintechs, and a natural fit for our strategic offering," WATATAWA’s managing partner Simon Pangrazio, said.

“I have been a huge admirer of WATATAWA for some time. They combine strong strategic communications counsel, a senior team and outstanding execution. Asia is at the forefront of transformation in the financial services sector and WATATAWA is well placed to help financial services firms grow in the region and assist Asian financial services companies in projecting onto the world stage," Williamson said.