SPEAKERS PROFILE

Shaun di Gregorio

position:

CEO & Founder

Company:

Frontier Digital Ventures

Country:

(Malaysia)

Recognised as a global leader in the online marketplaces, Shaun is the CEO and Founder of ASX listed ‘Frontier Digital Ventures’ (ASX:FDV)  a company focused on investing in online marketplaces in emerging markets across the globe. FDV currently has 14 investments in online marketplaces with a focus on the property segment, and a market cap approaching $200 million.

Prior to launching FDV, Shaun was the CEO of ASX listed company, ‘iProperty Group’ (ASX: IPP),operator of Asia’s #1 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, grew a customer base exceeding 25,000 agents, achieved profitability, became cash flow positive, with the share price increasing by 4000 per cent giving shareholders a 15 times return on investment on the original AU$0.25 price per share. iProperty Group was also added to the ASX300, a list of 300 largest public companies on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Prior to this, Shaun spent eight years as General Manager at Australia-based REA Group, a global leader and publisher of as many as 20 real estate websites in 12 countries. As General Manager of the core Australian business and global leader ‘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$150 million. Shaun was also appointed General Manager, International Operations, overseeing five businesses and 16 brands that REA had previously acquired.

Shaun currently sits on the Board of Directors of 15 online marketplace businesses across Asia, LATAM and Africa, has previously been a non-Executive Director of iCar Asia (ASX:ICQ), Asia’s leading operator of online automotive portals, and an advisor to online marketplace businesses around the world.

Shaun holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Australian Graduate School of Management