PropertyGuru gets a Prince of a CFO
By Digital News Asia August 26, 2016
- Daan Prince has 12yrs’ experience in Asian and European tech markets
- His appointment rounds up the executive leadership team
ONLINE property company PropertyGuru Group said it had appointed Daan Prince (pic above) as chief financial officer, effective June 6.
Prince, whose expertise lies in value creation, business growth and change management, will
oversee the financial and operational aspects of PropertyGuru across all its markets, the company said in a statement.
He will work alongside chief executive officer Steve Melhuish and the board of directors to drive and execute the group’s rapid regional growth strategy, it added.
“Daan [Prince] possesses an impressive track record, technical skillset, commercial acumen, strong people skills as well as experience gained in highly competitive technology industries,” Steve said Melhuish.
“Over the last 18 months, we’ve been working hard to build a world-class leadership team at PropertyGuru … his appointment completes that jigsaw and I’m confident that he will play a key role
in PropertyGuru’s continued rapid growth,” he added.
Prince spent the bulk of his 12-year career at Royal Philips. In his most recent role as finance director at Lumileds Singapore, he led the successful global implementation of SAP for the finance function at all Lumileds sites and was instrumental in helping Lumileds spin-off from Royal Philips.
“I’m honoured to join PropertyGuru, and appreciate the opportunity to work alongside such a capable leadership team,” said Prince.
“The company has already undergone an impressive growth journey towards becoming the leader in online property search in this region. I hope to bring fresh and innovative ideas on how PropertyGuru can continue that journey sustainably while harnessing operational efficiencies,” he added.
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