PropertyGuru Group has appointed Jeremy Williams (pictured) to the newly-created role of chief operating officer, where he will lead PropertyGuru’s strategic projects, maximise operational efficiencies and manage the talent organisation across the group’s offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Williams reports to Hari Krishnan, CEO, PropertyGuru Group.
Prior to joining PropertyGuru Group, Williams was the group chief financial officer at CarTrade.com, an auto classifieds company in India for over a year, according to this LinkedIn. He was part of the founding management team at CarTrade.com and played an important role in raising the company’s profile. During his time there, the company raised US$230 million in institutional capital from investors including Warburg Pincus, Temasek and Tiger Global. Williams also played a key role in the acquisition of CarWale.com, one of India’s biggest internet acquisitions, as well as the post-merger integration.
Before joining CarTrade.com, Williams was with multinational airline services company Gate Gourmet for over three years, with his last position being country head, India. As country head, he directed all business operations for the Indian division of Gate Gourmet. He also worked at Enron, US Airways and The Castle Group.
“I am very excited to join PropertyGuru and to work with the team and partners that delivered the Company’s existing success across Southeast Asia. The Group’s focus is on creating innovative solutions to help consumers make confident property decisions and I am looking forward to contributing to this goal,” Williams said.
“I am delighted to welcome Jeremy to the Group. He is a seasoned executive with great entrepreneurial energy – a rare find in our region. As we continue our rapid growth, he will greatly aid our quest for higher efficiency, for the business overall. We continue to develop our highly experienced executive team, and Jeremy is a strong addition to the Group. I look forward to working with him closely,” Krishnan said.