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Juwai appoints Carrie Law and Georg Chmiel as CEO and Chairman

By Juwai, 09 August 2017
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We are pleased to welcome Carrie Law and Georg Chmiel aboard as our new CEO and Chairman.

Carrie and Georg bring a wealth of experience in the online and real estate industries. Both were senior executives who helped make ASX-listed iProperty Group the No. 1 online property company in Asia, and oversaw its acquisition by, operated by the REA Group, for over $750 million in February 2016.


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“ is already the biggest Chinese international property portal and can be even more successful. I look forward to working with the team to find new efficiencies, business models and revenue streams. I’d like to see provide even more value than it does today to both consumers and customers through the smart application of digital and mobile technology in the unique Chinese ecosystem.”

With over 20 years of experience, Carrie specialises in providing effective total solutions for customers in real estate and media, including digital, social media, outdoor, print, and TV. She has created sustainable business growth with better consumer and customer experiences for clients, such as Century21, Knight Frank, JLL, Colliers, CBRE, Henderson Land Development, Chinese Estates Holdings, Sun Hung Kai Properties, Sino Group, Wheelock, and more.

Regionally, Carrie has extensive knowledge of online and media markets in Greater China, Asia, Europe, the US, and Canada. She has initiated strategic worldwide commercial partnerships with leading companies in numerous territories that include CNN Travel, Groupon, Foursquare, CCTV Moving Media, Tencent, SINA Hong Kong, Youku, China Mobile, and China Telecom.

Carrie’s strengths also lie in creating value through strategic initiatives, including mergers and acquisitions, business innovation and transformation, and the IPO process. She was a founding or core team member for the launch of i-Cable, SINA Corporation, TOM Group, Greater China, and Ignite Media Group; for the acquisition and integration of China Entertainment Television from Time Warner; for the acquisition of by iProperty Group; and for the sale of Destination Macau Exclusive luxury magazine and its digital offerings to the South China Morning Publishing Group (recently acquired by Alibaba Group).

A Hong Kong native fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English, Carrie was previously a senior executive with the REA Group, as well as the former General Manager of iProperty Group.

Last year, Carrie was awarded the Digital Marketer 2016 award by the Hong Kong Association of Integrated Marketing for her contribution to digital innovation for the real estate industry.


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“’s great strengths include its leading market position in China, the strength of its brand, and strong consumer and customer demand. The latest data suggests Chinese buyers acquired A$133.7 billion (US$101.4 billion) of international property last year, and that 2017 will rank among the top three years on record.”

Having served as Director at, Georg Chmiel now takes on the role of Chairman, on top of his current role as Chairman of ASX-listed iCar Asia.

Previously a Managing Director of iProperty Group, Georg remained with the company throughout its integration into the REA Group in the largest online advertising merger in ASEAN history.          

As former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of LJ Hooker, a real estate agency and finance network with 700 offices in nine countries, Georg helmed over a period of significant revenue, EBITDA, and market share growth that saw LJ Hooker’s valuation doubled during his tenure.

Prior to that, Georg was also once Chief Financial Officer and General Manager International at REA Group Ltd for almost six years, and was instrumental in building a solid platform for expansion that not only allowed the REA Group to grow exponentially, but also enabled its market capitalisation to grow from $100 million to $1.6 billion during that period.

Thanks to his vast achievements, Georg received the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award in 2016, as well as the Top Outstanding Leaders Asia Award in 2015.


Carrie will succeed Charles Pittar as CEO, while outgoing Chairman Richard Kuo will remain on the Board as a non-executive director.

Outgoing Chairman Richard Kuo shares:

“I believe that Georg and Carrie are the best people to lead the company going forward. Both bring a wealth of related experience and success in Asian property technology platform businesses to I don’t believe there is another executive anywhere more capable or more suited to help achieve its strategic goals over the next several years. I would like to also express the Board’s gratitude to our outgoing CEO. Charlie is a talented executive who has led the business through a crucial stage in its growth. I thank him for all of his efforts and wish him the very best,” added Kuo.

We here at Juwai are excited to welcome onboard such experienced leaders to join in what’s sure to be a bright and exciting future!



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