Silver Heritage Group appoints new CFO

The Silver Heritage Group has announced a new CFO to replace outgoing Basil Jong.

Ben Watiwat will join the group on 5 November, moving over from SafetyCulture, an Australian venture-backed software company, where he was Head of Finance and Company Secretary.

In his previous role, he led finance, legal and compliance responsibilities across global operations.

James Spenceley, Silver Heritage’s Non-Executive Chairman, said: “Having worked with Ben for a number of years at Vocus, I’m delighted he has accepted this role.

“Ben has significant experience and skills in capital management, compliance, risk, tax and reporting. Ben will be a significant asset for the business going forward.”

Silver Heritage is a regional gaming operator that operates and manages casinos in Nepal and Vietnam.

The group has been in the Asian market for more than a decade and has built South Asia’s first Integrated Resort, Tiger Palace Resort, in Bhairahawa, Nepal as it targets Chinese and Indian customers.  

Watiwat said: “Silver Heritage has built an impressive portfolio of gaming assets across Vietnam and Nepal, including its flagship integrated resort, Tiger Palace.

"The business has enormous potential and I am looking forward to working with the team to capitalise on the platform they have created.”

Jong will stay with the group for a minimum of three months to ensure an effective handover.