Online property company PropertyGuru Group has hired Manav Kamboj as chief technology officer (CTO). Kamboj brings to PropertyGuru extensive experience in the eCommerce, mobile, finance technology and software sectors, and will be responsible for the Group’s technology and engineering functions across offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
Kamboj leads a regional organisation of over 60 engineers, software developers and data scientists who deliver technology solutions to address the ever-changing needs of home seekers, real estate agents and property developers across Asia.
Kamboj will partner with the product management team to drive PropertyGuru’s industry-leading initiatives in artificial intelligence and augmented reality. His team will also be responsible for further developing the automation, scalability and security capabilities for the Group’s platforms and operations.
Prior to joining PropertyGuru, Kamboj served as vice president and head of buyer product and technology at Snapdeal, one of the largest eCommerce players in India. At Snapdeal, he led the improvement of user experience for the buyers by revamping platforms, including apps and mobile websites, and spearheaded data-driven product development. Kamboj also co-founded and was the CEO of LetsGoMo Labs, a leading mobile app development studio with operations in India and the United States.
Kamboj said, “I look forward to contributing to Asia’s largest online property group, and being part of the Guru family that has transformed the company from a start up to the high-growth proptech company it is today. I am excited to use technology as a key enabler to bring to consumers and business partners an enhanced experience in property search across the region.”
Hari V. Krishnan, chief executive officer of PropertyGuru Group, said, “I am delighted to welcome Manav to PropertyGuru. His impressive leadership experience in the technology sector will be an invaluable asset to our tech and product initiatives. I look forward to him helping us build a strong engineering culture here, to inspire our wonderful team of engineers. We share the same belief in the power of technological innovation to enhance consumer experiences, solve real customer problems and drive business growth.”