Shiao Chan of FDV horiKUALA Lumpur-based Frontier Digital Ventures, which operates online classified businesses in emerging markets, has appointed Shiao Chan (pic above) as its chief financial officer (CFO).

Chan joins the company with close to 20 years of finance experience, starting her career in London, the company said in a statement.

As the newly appointed CFO, she will be responsible for financial reporting, tax, treasury, risk management, and general compliance, it added.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Shiao [Chan] to the company,” said Frontier Digital Ventures founder and chief executive officer Shaun Di Gregorio.

“She has extensive experience in senior finance roles in a variety of operating environments. Frontier is gaining exceptionally strong momentum in our chosen markets and her expertise will prove invaluable as we enter our next phase of growth,” he added.

Chan was most recently with iProperty Group, which operates a network of property portal sites and related real estate services. As the CFO there, she also played a key role in the M&A (merger and acquisition) activities for the company.

Di Gregorio was also formerly the chief executive officer of iProperty, which used to be a Catcha Group company before it was sold off to Australia’s REA Group. Catcha founder Patrick Grove is a key investor in Frontier Digital Ventures.

Prior to iProperty, Chan was finance director of Redgrave Partners Group, a recruitment firm headquartered in London with operations in Hong Kong and Singapore as well.

“I am thrilled to be joining Frontier at this very exciting time. The growth opportunities in emerging markets are enormous, and I am incredibly excited to be working with the team to drive these opportunities forward,” said Chan.