Anthony joined FDV as Chairman of the Board of Directors in January 2018.
Anthony is an Investment Director at the Ellerston JAADE Australian Private Assets Fund and the Ellerston Ventures Fund; both funds focus on investments in the internet and technology sectors.
Anthony has more than 40 years advisory and operational experience in diverse areas including legal, corporate advisory, media, technology businesses, gaming and wagering. He previously worked as Business Development Director at Publishing and Broadcasting Limited and Crown, as CEO at Betfair and as a partner in one of Australia’s leading legal firms. Anthony has long experience serving as Chairman and Director on various public and private company boards in a variety of industries and previous board positions include board positions with Seek, Fox Sports, Car Sales, NineMSN, Ticketek, Sydney SuperDome, Wizard, TMS, Service Seeking, Betfair, Open Agent, Camms, Temando and Prospecta.
Anthony holds a combined degree of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (B.com/LL.B) from the University of Tasmania.
Mark joined FDV as Director and Company Secretary in 2016.
Mark is the founder and Managing Director of Mertons Corporate Services. A former Company Secretary of Top 50 ASX listed companies Transurban Group and Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited, his expertise includes working with boards of directors in the areas of corporate governance, administration and company secretarial. Mark is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Institute of Company Secretaries and Administrators and the Governance Institute of Australia. Mark is a current director of a number of public and private companies and a former Chairman of the Governance Institute of Australia Victoria division, Melbourne Fringe Festival and the Academy of Design Melbourne (LCI Melbourne). Mark is a former director of ASX listed entities Ensogo Limited, Mobilicom Limited and iCar Asia Limited.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (Accounting) from Victoria University and a Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice.
Frances joined FDV as a Director on 8 November 2021. She is a member of both the Audit & Risk Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee.
Frances has extensive experience in taxation especially in the areas of restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and investment advisory. She was a former partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) Malaysia until her retirement in July 2019. During her career at PwC, she held various senior leadership roles including Business unit leader for International Tax Services / Mergers & Acquisitions Tax and Tax business unit leader for Energy, Utilities, Multimedia & Infocommunication (“EUMI”). Frances was a member of the Tax EXCO (Tax Leadership team) and also held the role of Tax people partner for several years.
Frances is currently an independent non-executive Director at Sentral REIT Management Sdn Bhd; manager of Sentral REIT (KLSE:5123). Sentral REIT owns and invests in income-producing commercial property assets. She brings listed company experience in a fund specialising in the property vertical.
Frances holds a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) from University Malaya. She is a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a Fellow of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia.
Recognised as a global leader in the online marketplaces, Shaun is the CEO and Founder of ASX listed ‘Frontier Digital Ventures’ (ASX:FDV) a company focused on investing in online marketplaces in emerging markets across the globe. FDV currently has 14 investments in online marketplaces with a focus on the property segment, and a market cap approaching $200 million.
Prior to launching FDV, Shaun was the CEO of ASX listed company, ‘iProperty Group’ (ASX: IPP),operator of Asia’s #1 network of property portals. During his five year tenure (2014-2009), Shaun spearheaded the transformation of iProperty Group from a small online business with a market capitalization of US$15 million into the largest listed Internet company in ASEAN with a market capitalisation of US$600 million. Under Shaun’s leadership, iProperty Group achieved revenue growth of 500 per cent, grew a customer base exceeding 25,000 agents, achieved profitability, became cash flow positive, with the share price increasing by 4000 per cent giving shareholders a 15 times return on investment on the original AU$0.25 price per share. iProperty Group was also added to the ASX300, a list of 300 largest public companies on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Prior to this, Shaun spent eight years as General Manager at Australia-based REA Group, a global leader and publisher of as many as 20 real estate websites in 12 countries. As General Manager of the core Australian business and global leader ‘realestate.com.au’, Shaun grew the business alongside a team of eight people with revenue of AU$5million into a company with more than 300 staff and revenues exceeding AU$150 million. Shaun was also appointed General Manager, International Operations, overseeing five businesses and 16 brands that REA had previously acquired. Shaun currently sits on the Board of Directors of 15 online marketplace businesses across Asia, LATAM and Africa, has previously been a non-Executive Director of iCar Asia (ASX:ICQ), Asia’s leading operator of online automotive portals, and an advisor to online marketplace businesses around the world. Shaun holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Australian Graduate School of Management
Jason joined FDV in August 2016 and has been the COO since October 2020. Jason overseas the portfolio from an operations and growth perspective. Jason held the position of Director of Operations and Growth for 4 years prior to October 2020.
In the years prior to FDV, Jason spent time in various leadership roles in Management, Marketing and Sales at various digital, technology and consulting entities; including iCarAsia and PropertyGuru.
Jason holds a BA (Hons) in Business Management from the University of Queensland
Jason joined FDV in August 2021. He has over 18 years of experience in the finance industry having worked and resided in Australia and Thailand before. He is currently based in Malaysia.
Prior to joining FDV, he was the Asia Head of Finance at GrowthOps, a leading professional services provider in APAC specialising in digital growth and technological transformation. He was formerly the Finance Controller for South East Asia at Expro before joining GrowthOps. Jason has extensive experience in leading commercial transactions and deals in South East Asia, conducting strategic operational reviews to maximise revenue and EBITDA performance, including post-acquisition integration and restructuring.
At GrowthOps, Jason achieved a positive EBITDA (+23%) performance turnaround of the Asia businesses from prior years delivering significant wins during contract negotiations and focusing on disciplined transformation of people, processes and procurement management. During his time with Expro, he led the complex merger of the Thailand business and was responsible for finance, tax, treasury and accounting operations across 21 subsidiaries. Jason has held roles at Shell in Malaysia, and started his career in Australia at ADP (NASDAQ:ADP) and Banks Group.
Jason is a Chartered Accountant (CA) of Australia and New Zealand.
Jane joined FDV in October 2020. She is responsible for the group consolidation, actively coordinating with Country Finance Managers for reporting throughout the Group.
Prior to FDV, Jane was a senior team lead in APRIL Business Division of Averis Sdn. Bhd., managing group statutory consolidation for 7 years. Her contribution to the division, by designing consolidation process and enhancing smooth internal process and protocol, has significantly improved group work process sustainability in long term.
Jane has substantial experience in audit, where she spends 5 years in Audit & Assurance for Ernst & Young LLP and RSM Robert Teo, Kuan & Co. Her portfolio comprised clients of diverse industries, including investment holding, construction, consultancy, education, food and beverage and utilities.
Jane holds a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) from University Tunku Abdul Rahman and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Prior to joining FDV, Howie was an investment professional in COPE Private Equity (a Malaysia based private equity firm with AUM of USD150 million), managing end-to-end deal execution ranging from deal origination, evaluation, and portfolio monitoring in industries relating but not limited to Technology (e-commerce, logistics, IoT) and Consumer Retail.
Prior to COPE, Howie spent time in various roles in Corporate Finance at Business Analytics at technology and financial advisory entities.
Howie holds a BSc in Accounting of Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science.
Kelly joined FDV as Office Manager & Executive Assistant to the CEO in 2017. Kelly provides managerial and operational support to the office and oversees the day-to-day administrative functions of FDV, operations and serves as a liaison with the company’s office services, human resources and information systems.
Prior to joining FDV, Kelly spent 8 years in Superconcepts (Malaysia), a subsidiary of AMP Group, managing business support team, bookkeeping & human resources function.
Kelly holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree from University of East London.
Soo Jean joined FDV in September 2022. She is responsible for the financial reporting of Latam and Mena region, group consolidation process, group treasury activities and assist in finance process improvement projects.
Prior to joining FDV, Soo Jean was previously at Ernst and Young PLT and had five and a half years of auditing experience mainly in the technology, leisure, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare industry.
Soo Jean holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in accounting and finance from University of Melbourne and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).
Ricardo Frechou is the current CEO of 360 Latam, overseeing the operations of FDV companies in Latin America, formed by InfoCasas, Encuentra24, Fincaraíz and Yapo.
Ricardo co-founded InfoCasas at the end of 2010. The company began as a specialized Real Estate magazine, and later landed on the internet as an online classified’s platform. The project achieved rapid acceptance in Uruguay and was later expanded to neighboring countries such as Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru.
In 2017 InfoCasas launched its application and began to develop transactions in the primary market, achieving a dominant position in this segment. In 2023, the company remains at the forefront of the real estate IT industry, expanding its lines of business.
Before founding InfoCasas, Ricardo worked in private banking for 5 years and in a family Real Estate Broker in his hometown of Montevideo, Uruguay for 7 years.
Ricardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the ORT University of Uruguay
Martin ascended into the role of COO at 360 Latam in January 2023 to oversee the day-to-day operations, manages financial performance, and lead the commercial and operations teams across the region to achieve high levels of engagement and performance.
Prior to 360 Latam, he spent 7 successful years as the COO at Infocasas where he led the expansion of the business regionally, growing the team from 15 to 100 employees. He was a key driver to the success and growth of the business throughout that period. Before that, he spent 6 years building his career in consulting at Price Waterhouse Coopers and as an Admin manager at Flores Musacco.
Martin is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree from the Universidad de la República.
Guillermo started his career in 2011 as CTO of InfoCasas building from the ground up the leading property portal in Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru.
After 10 years working in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment, he has developed a growth hacking mindset allowing him to build high tech products that not only people love to use, but also make big impact on revenue and profitability.
In October 2022 he stepped up as Chief Technology Officer for the FDV LATAM group including InfoCasas, Encuentra24, Yapo and Fincaraiz. Alongside with a world-class team he is now leading the architecture and development of the biggest prop tech company in LATAM.
Guillermo holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of the Republic of Uruguay.
Martha joined 360LATAM (FDV LATAM holding co.) as a Financial Controller in January 2023, a company which is part of the FDV process to unify the four wholly owned operating companies in LATAM: InfoCasas, Encuentra24, Fincaraiz and Yapo to accelerate FDV’s ability to unlock the growth potential of the region. Martha leads the LATAM Finance Team across financial accounting, tax, treasury, finance operations and processes. Martha held the position of CFO at Fincaraiz in Colombia for 8 years prior to joining 360LATAM.
Prior to joining 360LATAM, Martha has over 20 years of experience leading Finance Areas in different technology industries.
Martha holds an MBA from Inalde Business School and she is currently studying a Master of Finance in Aden Business School
Juan joined InfoCasas, the leading property portal in Uruguay, Paraguay, and with growing presence in Peru, in July 2018. Quickly, started to grow as Chief Financial Officer in January 2019, and Chief Revenue Officer in early 2020, before assuming as GM in 2023. Through his different roles, Juan led financials & growth strategy, focusing on setting up new business units and accelerating them, using his finance background in order to achieve a sustainable business.
Prior to InfoCasas, Juan had 5 years of experience as an auditor, at EY, Big 4, holding an analytical view of multiple companies & businesses. Before that, he worked 3 years in his family professional services firm.
Juan holds a Professional degree as Certified Public Accountant from Universidad de Montevideo, Uruguay, being done, part of it, in Universidad de Rey Carlos in Madrid, Spain. He also has additional studies from a Master degree in Accounting & Tax techniques in Universidad de Montevideo.
Jessica has more than 16 years of experience in business development, sales, and digital marketing from across the Americas, including within Grupo Televisa and Adevinta.
Prior to FDV, she was the GM for Corotos, the leading online marketplace in the Dominican Republic. A passionate intrapreneur, she is motivated by the desire to build thriving businesses at scale while fostering sustainability.
Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Direct Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Ons joined Tayara Group in December 2021.
Prior to FDV and Tayara Group, Ons has spent the last 3 years running his own e-commerce platform aimed at becoming the first online cosmetic shop in Morocco. Prior to that, Ons has spent almost 18 years in Business development in different management roles between Dubai, Tunis and Casablanca to cover MEA region. His role was mainly to develop business for various companies by opening new territories, hiring people and ensure sales growth. Between 2006 and 2008, he succeessed to secure 400% growth to encure profitability of his company established in Dubai Internet City.
Ons holds a Bachelor in Information Technology.
Zakaria Ghassouli is a founding team member of Avito.ma, the leading marketplace in Morocco that he co-launched in 2012 serving in different roles and where he played a key role in the merger that consolidated the Moroccan classified market between Avito (Avito Group) & Bikhir (Schibsted/Adevinta) back in 2014.
Zakaria took over as a GM of Avito in July 2017 where he led the verticalization and mobile shift strategies in the first years along the transformation toward transactions in the most recent years.
Prior to joining Avito, Zakaria founded and managed a Moroccan leading student online document sharing platform between 2007 and 2010 and acted as a consultant & digital project manager for various clients.
Zakaria holds a Master degree from the Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco, and was a Postgraduate Researcher at the Ted Rogers School of Management / Ryerson University, Canada leading a project focusing on Ontology and Semantic Web.