Manav Kamboj appointed as MD, fintech, in addition to current role of CTO at PropertyGuru Group
By Digital News Asia February 24, 2023
- Will lead the firm by leveraging tech, data to further drive digitalisation
- Claims its mortgage business has brokered over US$2.2 billion home loans as of Q32022
PropertyGuru Group Limited (PropertyGuru) announced that Manav Kamboj (pic), the chief technology officer (CTO) of PropertyGuru Group will assume leadership of the PropertyGuru Fintech business as the managing director (MD) with immediate effect.
In a statement, the property technology (proptech) firm said Kamboj will lead the business, leveraging technology, data, and analytics to drive further digitisation of the home loan process and operational excellence.
It said he has been working closely with the PropertyGuru Fintech team since its inception, focusing on its technology systems and infrastructure and brings with him these insights to his new role.
Speaking about the appointment, Hari V Krishnan (pic, right), chief executive officer and managing director, PropertyGuru Group said Kamboj brings a strong skillset in technology and experience in financial services, combined with deep understanding of our markets and customer needs.
“This will help in targeting our fintech ambitions starting with PropertyGuru Finance which is digitising the home loan process in Singapore. I wish him the very best for this new additional role,” he added.
Meanwhile, Manav Kamboj said he is excited about his new role as MD, fintech and the opportunities that are out there in helping the consumers maximise the value of their property assets.
“Our focus will be on developing products and solutions for the mortgage market that guide the home buyers’ financing needs and that are more often than not the biggest hurdle in their home ownership journey,” he added.
Kamboj joined PropertyGuru Group as CTO in 2017 and since then has grown the technology team to double its size. As the CTO, he leads a distributed team of 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 the region.
Under his leadership, PropertyGuru Group was recently certified ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System (#ISMS). ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is the international standard for information security.
He also spearheaded the inauguration of PropertyGuru Group’s technology Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Bengaluru, India.
According to the firm, the inauguration of the centre marks the group’s sixth country office (talent-only), alongside offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
It said this CoE is a significant step to scale the technology capability and capacity to drive PropertyGuru’s mission to help property seekers, sellers and owners make confident property decisions, beyond ‘property search’.
Kamboj has more than two decades of extensive experience in the consumer internet industry across e-commerce, mobile applications and technology consulting. On top of his extensive experience in technology, he spent more than seven years in retail banking, leading cross-functional teams in retail lending, product management and customer acquisition strategy.
PropertyGuru said it ventured into fintech with the launch of PropertyGuru Finance in 2020 in Singapore. The firm claimed that as of Q3 2022, its mortgage business had brokered over US$2.2 billion (RM9.7 billion) in homes loans.
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