UAE’s Property Finder appoints new CTO to head tech strategy

Property Finder, a real estate digital platform, has appointed Gauthier Andries to its senior leadership team as the chief technology officer to spearhead the firm’s technology strategy.

According to Property Finder, Andries’s vast experience in developing and delivering technological solutions will help drive the company to new heights and boost its tech growth across the board.

A 20-year veteran in the industry, Andries previously served as the group CTO at Germany-headquartered StepStone. He has experience in building large teams across multiple business divisions.

In his new role, Andries — who has moved to Dubai — will also overlook the digital transformation at Property Finder.

Prior to his current role, Andries has managed 13 acquisitions across ten years that include some of the biggest companies such as Totaljobs Group as well as Saon Group.

Speaking of 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.

Meanwhile, Ari Kesisoglu, president at Property Finder said: “With his [Andries] arrival we will 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.”