Mr. George Chmiel
Chairman of Juwai.com
GEORG CHMIEL is Chairman of Juwai.com, the largest marketplace for international properties in China with offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, the US and Canada. He is also Chairman of iCarAsia (ASX:ICQ), the number 1 online automotive portal for ASEAN with brands such as carlist.my. Georg is also non-executive Director of Mitula Group (ASX:MUA) and Centrepoint Alliance (ASX:CAF).
Georg was previously Managing Director and CEO of the iProperty Group (ASX:IPP), Asia’s No. 1 Online Property Group before it was sold to REA Group for over $750m. Georg was also Managing Director and CEO of LJ Hooker Group with 700 offices across nine countries providing residential and commercial real estate as well as financial services. Under his leadership, the value of the group doubled when taken over in 2015. Prior to his role with LJ Hooker, Georg held the position of CFO and General Manager International at REA Group and was instrumental in building a solid platform for expansion which allowed the group to see its market capitalisation grow from $100 million to $1.6 billion. With companies such as iflix, Deutsche Bank and McKinsey & Company, Georg has also built his expertise in the area of strategy, innovative technologies, distribution and corporate finance with a clear focus on growth companies and disruptive technologies.
Georg is the recipient of the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award in 2016 and the Top Outstanding Leaders Asia Award in 2015. Georg is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He holds an MBA (INSEAD, France) and a Computer Science degree from the TU Munich.