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The Property Finder Group is one of the leading tech employers of the MENAT region.

300+

300+ Employees

We have more than 300 employees, representing over 40 nationalities. More than half of our workforce is comprised of engineers.

9

9 Products

We aim to offer the best property experience with our websites, apps and management tools.

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7

7 Offices

We are headquartered in the UAE and have offices and teams in Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, Bahrain and KSA.

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Our teams are diverse with expertise in tech, data analytics, brand consultancy, design, marketing, strategy, finance and real estate.

Our People

People are central and the most critical asset at Property Finder. Development of our people thereby unleashing potential is critical in order to build a talent centric organisation. We encourage our people to move fast, be bold and offer them countless ways to make an impact in a fast-growing organization. Our goal is to ensure that our people find their time at Property Finder a rewarding investment where the company’s growth also means personal growth.

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Our Executive Team

Our leadership team are committed to delivering our purpose: to get living the life you deserve

Michael Layhani

Founder & CEO

As the CEO of Property Finder Group, a pioneer in innovation and technology, Michael was the first to introduce a real estate classified in the Middle East, prior to launching Property Finder in 2007. The company has grown exponentially through the years into an impressive and culturally diverse team of more than 300 individuals across its six countries of operation.

Ari Kesisoglu

President

Ari comes to Property Finder after a long-standing career serving some of the world’s largest tech companies – including starting the Facebook and Google offices in the Middle East. Ari is passionate about technology and the role it plays in empowering people, especially in emerging markets.

Anu Challu

Chief Human Resource Officer

Anu Challu leads the Human Resources function at Property Finder. With over 25 years of multi sector, multi geography work experience in creating and executing HR strategies in a range of companies, Anu recruits a multitude of talent to Property Finder. Her deep expertise lies in Business Partnering, Business Transformation, and Strategic HR.

Jackson Peters

Chief Financial Officer

Jackson has over 20 years of experience and a demonstrated history of working in the online industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Management, Human Resources, and Financial Analysis, Jackson is a strong finance professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Finance from University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School.

Gauthier Andries

Chief Technology Officer

Gauthier 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 world’s largest e-recruitment businesses. Prior to this, he was instrumental in managing 13 acquisitions across 10 years that include some of the biggest companies such as Totaljobs Group, Saon Group and more.

Christophe de Rassenfosse

Chief Product Officer

Christophe leads the Product and Growth functions at Property Finder. He brings over 25 years of experience in bridging “Business with Digital Technology”. Prior to joining Property Finder, for 12 years, Christophe lead the executive leadership team at StepStone group, a leading marketplace in jobs, helping to grow the business significantly from a single brand to 40 brands and gaining world class leadership experience in online marketing, product development, marketplace dynamics, M&A and brand portfolio management.

Semih Decan

Chief Commercial Officer

Semih began his career at Procter & Gamble in 2005 and has since rapidly made his way up the professional ladder with key leadership positions in renowned regional and global companies. Semih brings his knowledge and experience from having worked across a multitude of global marketplaces to align the company’s commercial strategies to support and accelerate its journey to become the region’s leader in prop-tech.

Ozan Sayar

Chief of Strategy

Previously, Ozan was responsible for leading strategic projects for Facebook MENA. Prior to that he was a Senior Engagement Manager with McKinsey and Company in New York and Istanbul, advising Fortune 500 companies in their transformation journeys. With his wealth of management expertise, Ozan now heads the implementation of company initiatives and device strategic agendas for the growth and expansion of Property Finder.

Mohamad Kaswani

Managing Director of Mortgage Finder

As the Managing Director of Mortgage Finder, Mohamad is responsible for improving the user experience in the home search journey. Previously, Mohamad was the co-founder & CEO of Urban real estate, a very innovative Prop Tech operating in the UAE.