Juwai IQI has appointed Emily Gebbett as its Group General Counsel. Gebbett is the former General Counsel and Head of Corporate Affairs at now Tencent-owned iflix, having led the sale of the emerging-market streaming startup to Tencent in mid-2020. She will be based in Kuala Lumpur.
Gebbett served at iflix for four years and held earlier positions as in-house counsel at 21st Century Fox and Sky.
She is one of Southeast Asia’s top 100 in-house lawyers, according to the 2019 Legal 500 GC Powerlist for the region. She holds a Master of Arts in Law and Modern & Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge.
Juwai IQI Co-Founder and Group CEO Kashif Ansari said, “We are lucky to have Emily join us. She has extensive commercial experience in technology businesses with international operations.
“With 13 years of legal experience, Emily has worked both in law firms and in corporate roles at some of the world’s best-known companies. She is deeply familiar with the legal requirements in countries across Asia.”
Juwai IQI Group Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Georg Chmiel said, “Emily worked on Sky’s investment in iflix and iflix’s various fundraising rounds and is an expert in the legal and fundraising requirements at fast-growing technology companies like Juwai IQI.
“At iflix, Emily and her team designed a bespoke end-to-end contract lifecycle management system which significantly increased the efficiency of the legal team and freed her to make more strategic contributions to the business.
“We are extremely lucky to have such a talented and experienced legal professional as our new Group General Counsel.”
Gebbett said, “I enjoy being a part of rapidly moving businesses that are constantly evolving and growing, and Juwai IQI is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Asia. The company is growing transactions at approximately 300% in 2021, from the 17,000 completed in 2020, and it is also building a 2,000-person strong team in Kuala Lumpur for global research and development.”
“I could not be more excited to be a part of the next phase of Juwai IQI’s growth.”
ABOUT JUWAI IQI
Juwai IQI is the Asian real estate technology group that empowers residents of Asia to become residents of the world, transacted more than 17,000 properties in 2020, engages 12.9 million monthly active users, and advertises US$4 trillion of property from 111 countries every year. The company offers real estate marketers an end-to-end marketing and sales solution that integrates its super-app, its IQI global network of more than 18,500 real estate agents, and its market-leading property marketplaces, which are the number one Chinese international real estate portal (Juwai.com) and the first Asia-wide portal for global property (Juwai.asia). Follow Juwai IQI on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook and visit https://www.juwaiiqi.com/.