Munich / Berlin, 12 July 2021 Scout24 AG, the operator of the digital marketplace ImmoScout24, has appointed Rowena Patrao (45) as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Starting today, Patrao will assume overall responsibility for the technology department and will help drive the transformation of ImmoScout24 into a digital market network. Patrao will report directly to Tobias Hartmann, CEO of Scout24 AG. She will be a member of Scout24’s Executive Leadership Team.
“As a digital company the success of our business is based on continuous technological progress and innovation. With Rowena Patrao, we were able to win an absolute expert with many years of leadership experience in the global tech industry. Having worked for some of the most renowned tech companies as well as high-growth start-ups in international markets, Rowena shares our passion for launching and running world-class technology products and solutions. I am looking forward to further developing our real estate network marketplace together with her," says Tobias Hartmann, CEO of Scout24 AG.
"ImmoScout24 already uses state-of-the-art technologies to tailor its products to users' needs in the best possible way. As the industry’s digital innovator for more than 20 years, ImmoScout24 is very well positioned to continue its growth trajectory based on its unique network and marketplace assets. I am looking forward to helping shape new platform ideas to provide our users with the best experience for real estate transactions,” says Rowena Patrao, CTO of Scout24 AG.
Patrao has more than 17 years of experience in leadership and software development for start-ups and global tech companies, including Microsoft (Redmond and Bangalore) and Amazon (Seattle). Amongst other things, Patrao worked on initiatives for Exchange Server, Windows Media, Windows Phone and Bing Ads at Microsoft for over 11 years. She also helped lead development efforts for the release of Kindle Fire, Amazon's first tablet eReader. At VMware India, Patrao focused on transforming on-premise solutions to scalable, cloud-based architecture. Patrao was born in India and holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
Scout24 is one of the leading digital companies in Germany. With the digital marketplace ImmoScout24, for residential and commercial real estate, we successfully bring together homeowners, real estate agents, tenants, and buyers – and we have been doing so for more than 20 years. With around 13.8 million users per month, ImmoScout24 is the market leader for digital real estate listing and search. To digitise the process of real estate transactions, ImmoScout24 is continually developing new products and building up an ecosystem for renting, buying, and commercial real estate in Germany and Austria. Scout24 is a listed stock corporation (ISIN: DE000A12DM80, Ticker: G24) and member of the MDAX and the DAX50 ESG. Further information is available on Twitter and LinkedIn. Since 2012, ImmoScout24 has also been active in the Austrian residential and business real estate market.
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