iProperty Group's new CIO will continue 'mobile first' approach


iProperty Group new CIO - modified 

Photo - Harmit Singh, CIO, iProperty Group


Malaysia headquartered iProperty Group has appointed Harmit Singh as its new chief information officer to continue the regional property portal's mobile transformation programme, it said.

The iProperty Group chief executive officer Shaun Di Gregorio said Singh's skills were in line with the company's next phase of growth.

"Positioning ourselves with the right people is essential in achieving our mission," said Di Gregorio. "We conducted the search for a CIO over an extended period to ensure we brought on board a person that possessed the right level of expertise and skills."

"Singh was the perfect candidate of choice as he brings the required leadership, experience, expertise and understanding that are essential for the future growth of the business," he said. "He is a welcome addition to our team. His experience in global markets will also serve in our planning towards providing our consumers and customers with new innovative solutions."

Di Gregorio said the company's 'mobile first' approach would continue.  "We were the first to go to the market with the iPhone, iPad, Android and Symbian apps, which were designed to enable consumers to have the convenience to search for properties with greater ease."

"We are pleased to say that our property search app has completely transformed how people now search property. Just by using their mobile devices, we have made it much easier for property buyers and investors to find their dream home," he said, adding that since the launch of the mobile app the company has surpassed a million downloads.

"I am certainly looking forward to being a part of a dynamic and successful team at iProperty," added Singh. "My main priority is to continue to elevate our status as the market leader in the online property portal business. As the company focuses on innovation, my priority will be to enable and promote this innovative culture by empowering the team to take the iProperty Group to even greater heights."

During his 14-year IT career, Singh has held various technical leadership roles in companies such as Capgemini Services Malaysia, Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines.