Georg Chmiel appointed to Juwai board

31 May 2017

Juwai.com recently appointed Georg Chmiel, ex-IProperty Group CEO, to its board of directors. Chmiel has nearly 17 years of experience in the online real estate and property industry.

Chmiel is also currently chairman of ICar Asia, a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). He was managing director and CEO of IProperty Group, where he led IProperty’s expansion into five Asian countries and its sale in 2015 to the REA Group for AUD $751 million.

Earlier, he served as CEO and managing director of LJ Hooker Group, one of the largest real estate and mortgage broking networks in the Asia Pacific region.

Georg Chmiel, non-executive director of Juwai.com (photo from his LinkedIn page with thanks)

As CFO and general manager for international of the REA Group for nearly six years to October 2010, Chmiel worked in tandem with the CEO to build Australia’s largest real estate platform from a market capitalization of $100 million AUD to $1.6 billion AUD, making it one of the top 100 ASX companies by market cap.

Juwai.com board chairman Richard Kuo said, “Georg has a deep understanding of Juwai.com’s industry, the Asian consumer and international property markets. We are very excited to have him on the board … ”

Chmiel commented, “Juwai.com is already well on its way with the most recent strategic alliances formed with Tencent and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. I look forward to working with the board and management team to help them realize the remaining elements of their vision”.

Juwai.com is one of the leading Chinese real estate sites with an international focus. It receives more than two million visitors from China and other countries every month and lists 2.5 million properties from 89 countries (source: company). Juwai is headquartered in Shanghai and Hong Kong and has regional teams in the U.K., U.S., Canada, and Australia.

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Marian Jacob

Marian Jacob is covering South East Asia. Marian worked in marketing and corporate communications for over a decade, covering both internal and external communications. She began her career in professional services, leading up to communications business partnering in various multi-national organizations with progressive cultures. Marian has worked on both global and regional roles within communications. She also provides counsel to companies on strategic communications and marketing opportunities. She was an editor on the Singapore Audit Committee Guidance Committee Handbook for companies.