Georg Chmiel has approximately 30 years of experience in rapidly growing, disruptive online businesses. Georg has built significant expertise on a global scale in strategy, innovative technologies and corporate finance leading more than 30 acquisitions and been taken over 5 times. He was instrumental in creating already 3 unicorns during his career and is known to significantly grown shareholder value for all companies he is and was involved in.
Georg is the Co-Founder/ Chair of Juwai-IQI Holdings, the largest proptech group in South East Asia with more than 27,000 sales agents (in Malaysia known as IQI). He is non-executive Chair of Spacetalk (ASX:SPA), Director of Centrepoint Alliance (ASX:CAF), the Prop Tech Group (ASX:PTG) and BUTN (ASX:BTN). He is also Senior Advisor of brioHR.com, one of South East Asia’s fastest growing HR platform and of made Comfy.com, one of the most innovative short term and holiday rental proptech platforms in Australia.
Georg was previously Executive Chairman of iCarAsia (ASX:ICQ), the number 1 online automotive marketplace for SEAsia (Malaysia (carlist.my), Thailand (one2car) and Indonesia (mobil123.com)) until its acquisition by carsome.com. He was also Managing Director / CEO of the iProperty Group (ASX:IPP) until its sale to REA Group in the biggest online takeover in SE Asia at that point in time, non-executive Director of Mitula Group (ASX:MUA) until its sale to Japanese Lifull Group (TSE:2120) and Managing Director / CEO of LJ Hooker Group with 700 real estate offices across ten countries. Georg also held the position of CFO at REA Group (ASX:REA) which is now Australia’s most valuable media and advertising company. Georg also worked for KPMG, Deutsche Bank and McKinsey &Company.
Georg is the recipient of the 2021 Impact Lifetime Achievement Award for Property Excellence, the 2020 C-Suite Leadership Excellence Award,the 2016 Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award and the 2015 Top Outstanding Leaders Asia Award. He is/has been guest lecturer on disruptive technologies, AI and big data and entrepreneurship at the University of St.Gallen, Singapore Management University, Technische Universität München and speaker at many conferences.
Georg is CPA, Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM), Member of the Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC) and a Member of the Economic Club Kuala Lumpur (ECKL). Georg holds an MBA (INSEAD) and a Computer Science degree (Technische Universität München, Germany).