“I’ve loved the pace of change, innovation, constant learning and working with incredible people. To this day, I am still thrilled hearing someone share that they found their dream home using PropertyGuru! It has been a spectacular 13 years and we’re just getting warmed up!”
Steve is PropertyGuru’s co-founder and will serve as Director on PubCo’s board of directors. He led and grew PropertyGuru’s business as Chief Executive Officer from its establishment until 2016, and handed over all operational responsibilities in 2018. He became a non-executive Director on the PropertyGuru board of directors in 2020. Mr. Melhuish is an award-winning entrepreneur who has built high-growth companies in Asia and Europe over the last 25 years and has been investing in and mentoring early stage companies over the last 15 years. Mr. Melhuish was awarded the Spirit of Enterprise Award in 2007 in recognition of his contributions to entrepreneurship in Singapore. He is a member of the Asian Venture and Philanthropy Network and Top Tier Impact and a judge and investor for Temasek Foundation’s The Liveability Challenge. In 2019, Mr. Melhuish founded Planet Rise to help companies tackle climate change and social inequality, and the portfolio comprises start-ups in clean energy, clean water and oceans, clean air, clean food, migrant worker rights and women-led social enterprises. Mr. Melhuish has been a Venture Partner at Wavemaker Partners since 2018. Prior to co-founding PropertyGuru, Mr. Melhuish was founder and CEO of Business2Profit between 2004 and 2007 where he advised digital media, venture capital and start-up companies in Asia and Europe including Skype, AOL, Virgin Media, Vodafone, Extreme Media, iPass and Ariadne Capital. He also invested in ComiAsia and served as its Chief Executive Officer between 2006 and 2007. Previously, Mr. Melhuish also had leadership experience in the telecommunications industry for over ten years, with his last position serving as a Director of Cable & Wireless between 1991 and 2004. Mr. Melhuish obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering at the University of Plymouth.