Jens Paul Berndt (47) was appointed chief technology officer (CTO) of Homegate AG, responsible for the real estate site’s technological development and operation. He succeeds Dave Cannizzaro, long-time IT director, who is “looking forward to taking on new professional challenges”, according to the Homegate news release.
Schibsted Spain announced the appointment of Estanis Martín de Nicolás to the role of managing director. He will assume overall leadership of marketing-leading recruitment vertical InfoJobs.net, real estate platforms Fotocasa.es and Habitaclia.com, marketplace sites Milanuncios.com and Vibbo.com, and auto verticals Coches.net and Motos.net.
Domain, the Australian real estate platform owned by Fairfax Media (ASX: FXJ), is expanding into business journalism with the appointment of former News Corp. scribe Chris Kohler as its first, national business editor.
The European used-car auction site CarsOnTheWeb has Richard Buss as a new country manager for the Netherlands starting from July, while Lars Agten will start in September as a country manager for Belgium.
Hepsiburada.com, one of the biggest online retailers in Turkey, appointed Hein Pretorius as CEO of the company. Pretorius, who served on the Hepsiburada advisory board between February and his appointment as CEO, was CEO of MIH Internet Group in Europe (a Naspers company) until 2014. He will start in his new position soon. Hepsiburada is a business of Doğan Online.
In February this year, we reported (here) how rising staff costs were eating into the profits of India’s leading (and listed) online business directory JustDial. Now, more trouble brews: Chief financial officer Ramkumar Krishnamachari has resigned, according to an Economic Times report, leaving only CEO V. Mani at the helm of company affairs. Krishnamachari will leave on September 30. Krishnamachari’s resignation is the latest in a series of...
Rahul Yadav, the prodigal son of the Indian classifieds industry, joined Anarock Property Consultants, a real estate brokerage founded by Anuj Puri, the former chief of realty consultancy JLL India. Anarock is fashioned as a real estate brokerage, investment and fund platform.
Sean Glithero, chief financial officer (CFO) of Auto Trader Group PLC, will step down from his position later this year, and a successor has already been lined up.
58.com, China’s largest classifieds conglomerate, yesterday announced that managing director Li Xiaoyang had been promoted to vice chairman and second-in-command to chairman and CEO Yao Jinbo.
It may not have the backing of a private equity firm anytime soon, but Domain Group, the Fairfax Media-owned real estate business, is aggressively challenging its rival and market leader REA Group, this time poaching its former director of sales Tom Ainsworth.