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Juwai.com hires three new execs in preparation for IPO

Juwai.com, the largest Chinese international real estate website, has announced the appointment of a new CFO, new Head of Australia & New Zealand – Residential, and new Head of China Engagement. The new hires will help it manage its rapid growth as it prepares for an IPO on Australia’s ASX in the coming year.

Tracy Wu, Head of China Engagement
Tracy Wu has been appointed by Juwai.com as its new Head of China Engagement, where she will be responsible for leading the team that directly links Juwai.com’s international property marketing customers with Chinese buyers through events and promotions.

She has close to a decade of real estate industry experience and is an experienced multinational executive with management-level experience at global corporations such as Paramount and Warner Brothers. Both a native of China and citizen of the USA, Ms. Wu has also been a top-ranked real estate agent in the Los Angeles, Orange, and Inland Empire counties of Southern California.

“Tracy’s role is vital to helping our customers engage and convert consumers who are interested in international real estate,” said Charles Pittar, Juwai.com’s CEO.

Nigel Wilson, Head of Australia & NZ – Residential
Nigel Wilson has been appointed Head of Australia & New Zealand – Residential and joins what is now a team of five dedicated to serving new customers in the two countries.

Mr. Wilson will be responsible for sales to real estate agents and developers in what are the second and fifth most popular countries, respectively, for Chinese real estate buyers. He has a wealth of industry experience and has served as a real estate agent for McGrath and Luton Properties. A member of the PGA, Mr. Wilson is also a former long-time director of Wilson Corporate Golf event management.

“Nigel has an excellent understanding of the needs of residential real estate industry professionals in Australia. He will use that to help them turn the Chinese market into an even more profitable segment of their businesses,” said Mr. Pittar.

Martin Tsang, CFO
Martin Tsang has been named Juwai.com’s new CFO, to help guide the company’s finances as it prepares for its IPO. He has 20 years of relevant experience, most recently serving as Vice President of Finance for Ralph Lauren in Hong Kong. He has also served as Finance Director for North Asia and Head of Tax for the Asia Pacific region at Bacardi Limited, the largest privately owned spirits company in the world.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Tsang was tax lead for the ports division of Hutchison Whampoa, a Fortune Global 500 company and one of the largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Tsang began his career at Big 4 professional firm, KPMG. He also has established a number of successful businesses, including a real estate investment and property management company in the UK.

“We are very lucky to have such a steady, experienced hand in the CFO role,” said Mr. Pittar.

“Having the right team in place now will enable us to lay the proper foundations for future growth. I expect these hires, along with the other members of our team today, to have an exponential impact on our future success.

“This is an exciting time at Juwai.com. China is still growing at more than six percent per year, and outbound property investment has only just begun. Juwai.com aims to be the key intermediary that helps both Chinese consumers and international property marketers have the best, most financially rewarding experience possible.”

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