SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Juwai.com, the world’s number-one Chinese international real estate website, today announced that Charles Pittar has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), after already having served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) in 2015.
Juwai.com co-Founders Simon Henry and Andrew Taylor have stepped down from co-CEO roles and continue to be engaged in the business.
Prior to joining Juwai.com, Mr. Pittar was Asia COO for Macquarie Bank. He has nearly 15 years of Greater China business experience and has also served as Australasia Managing Director for ONYX Software, a startup software vendor that completed a successful public listing in 2000. Mr. Pittar began his career at Microsoft, where he established the company’s operations throughout the Asia Pacific.
“On behalf of the entire Board, I congratulate Charles on this appointment,” said Rupert Purser, Chairman of the Board, “He has more than earned it with his work as COO last year.
“I especially want to give the Board’s thanks to Andrew and Simon for their leadership and assistance in facilitating this smooth transition.”
“Andrew and I are so proud that Juwai.com has reached the point where it can attract world-class talent like Charles,” said Mr. Henry.
Mr. Taylor said, “We have full confidence in Charles’s ability to help us take the business to the next level of its development.”
“It’s an honour to take over as CEO at Juwai.com when the company has such a clear opportunity and is so effectively realising its potential,” said Mr. Pittar. “The co-Founders, the Board and I all want to make 2016 our best year yet.”
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