Recognised as a global leader in online marketplaces, Shaun is the CEO and Founder of ASX listed ‘Frontier Digital Ventures’ (ASX:FDV) a company operating online marketplaces in emerging markets across the globe. FDV currently has 16 portfolio companies covering 21 countries, and revenues on track to reach A$100m
Prior to launching FDV, Shaun was the CEO of ASX listed company ‘iProperty Group’operator of Asia’s leading network of property portals. During his five year tenure (2014-2009), Shaun spearheaded the transformation of iProperty Group from a small online business with a market capitalization of US$15 million into the largest listed Internet company in ASEAN with a market capitalisation of US$600 million. Under Shaun’s leadership, iProperty Group achieved revenue growth of 500 per cent, achieved profitability, with the share price increasing by 4000 per cent.
Prior to this, Shaun spent eight years as General Manager at Australia-based REA Group, a global leader and publisher of 20 real estate websites in 12 countries. As General Manager of the core Australian business ‘realestate.com.au’, Shaun grew the business alongside a team of eight people with revenue of AU$5million into a company with more than 300 staff and revenues exceeding AU$200 million.
Strategic Opportunities in Emerging Markets
Frontier Digital Ventures is the leading player in owning and operating marketplaces in emerging and early stage markets. This session discusses what it really takes to build leading marketplaces in these challenging markets.