Property Finder, a leading property portal in the UAE, has boosted its senior leadership team with the appointment of Gauthier Andries as the group's new chief technology officer.

He brings with him over twenty years of experience in technology leadership, after having served as the group CTO at StepStone, which is headquartered in Germany and is one of the worlds largest e-recruitment businesses.

Having successfully built and led large teams across multiple business divisions, Andries joins the Property Finder team with a multi-faceted vision to help spearhead the tech strategy as well as to reinvent himself in a completely new market.

His vast experience in envisioning, developing and delivering technological solutions combined with his passion for building innovative products will help drive the UAE-based company to new heights, ensuring tech-growth across the board, said the statement from the company.

In his new role, Andries will overlook the digital transformation at Property Finder. Prior to this, he was instrumental in managing 13 acquisitions across ten years that include some of the biggest companies such as Totaljobs Group and Saon Group.

His most notable accomplishments include building several successful agile teams that help deliver some of the worlds best software solutions, as well as helping grow StepStone from a 50 people organization to a company that boasts over 800 employees.

On his appointment, Andries said: "As a CTO I think, what matters the most is making sure that as a group, our product, the tech and its sales are all aligned. The synergy helps us in delivering impactful solutions for our customers."

"Irrespective of the technology we use, whether it is the cloud, high-computing, mapping, voice-recognition or even big data, at the end of the day what matters the most is ensuring that our innovations are helping people find the best apartments and homes; and creating the best user experience for them," he added.

Welcoming him into the fold, President Ari Kesisoglu said: "We are a technology company and having an experienced CTO Andries will help us create innovative tech-solutions for homeseekers in the region as well as our customers."

"With his arrival we will also be able to step change our contribution to the technology ecosystem at large in our part of the world, by applying modern approaches to many technology practices.. We couldnt be more excited to have him join us," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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