Patrick Grove is a co-founder of the iProperty Group. Patrick is also the Group CEO, Executive Chairman and major shareholder of the Catcha Group, one of South East Asia’s most dynamic media investment companies, incorporating online, publishing and event businesses, whose portfolio including Catcha Media Berhad, Malaysia’s leading online company, listed on Bursa Malaysia. Catcha Group is also the major shareholder of iProperty Group.
Prior to his founding of the Catcha Group, Patrick worked in Corporate Finance at Arthur Andersen. His specific areas of experience and expertise include mergers and acquisitions and extraction of investment value in high growth, media, new media and technology environments.
Over the past decade, Patrick has built a number of significant media and internet businesses across Asia and has been independently recognised with numerous international awards, including as a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum (2001), a New Asian Leader by the World Economic Forum (2003) and as the Australian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore, Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2004).
Patrick received his undergraduate degree in Commerce, majoring in Finance from the University of Sydney and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Going forward, Patrick’s focus will be on the formulation of the iProperty Group’s strategy and business plan, and on the sourcing of merger and acquisition opportunities for the Company.