Kuala Lumpur-based Internet TV service iflix has announced the appointment of Georg Chmiel as Chief Financial Officer and Director of iflix International.
Chmiel was previously the Managing Director and CEO of property portal iProperty for two years. Under his leadership, he helped expand its operations to over five regional markets including Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore, with investments in Philippines.
Chmiel is also presently a non-executive director of Malaysian automotive classifieds portal iCarAsia.
iflix, iProperty and iCarAsia are all portfolio companies in Southeast Asia Internet group Catcha Group.
“The company’s international growth phase offers a great opportunity for me to add genuine value at this key stage in the business. I am eager to leverage my industry expertise to accelerate iflix’s growth and contribute to the company’s overall success,” said Chmiel, in an official press release.
Chmiel was the recipient of the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award in 2016 and the Top Outstanding Leaders Asia Award in 2015.
Launched in May 2015, iflix is available in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Brunei, the Maldives and Pakistan. It claims to have over 4 million subscribers, and has raised over US$75 million from investors including Sky, Jungle Ventures, Catcha Group and Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk PT.
Last week, iflix established iflix Arabia through a partnership with Middle Eastern and African (MENA) mobile and data service operator Zain.
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