WeWork appoints Samit Chopra as managing director in Asia Pacific

By Valerie Kor
/ EdgeProp Singapore |
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SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - Co-working space WeWork has announced the appointment of Samit Chopra as managing director in Asia Pacific with effect from June 1. The role has been newly created as part of WeWork’s expansion plans. Chopra will oversee key markets such as Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, undertaking tasks related to profit & loss management, strategy, sales leadership, growth and innovation, and talent development.
Chopra will report to Eugen Miropolski, COO (International) of WeWork. Miropolski says that Samit is “highly respected and recognised in the industry with a wealth of experience and success in accelerating the growth of international businesses across the region”.
“The Pacific region continues to be one of our key markets globally, and we are committed to strengthening our regional leadership team as we focus on executing our five-year strategic plan,” Miropolski adds.
Chopra has over 20 years of leadership experience in real estate with a proven track record in strategic expansion and value creation for stakeholders. He was previously at another “workplace company”, says the announcement, where he was in charge of flexible workplace solutions for enterprise and corporate clients across the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. He also held senior leadership roles in a global real estate services provider, and led major international projects for clients such as Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Deutsche Bank.
At the same time, Turochas Fuad, managing director of WeWork (Southeast Asia and Korea) has announced his departure from the firm, saying that he will be putting attention back on his next entrepreneurial path.
As of Q12020, WeWork has surpassed $1 billion in quarterly revenue and total revenue has increased 45% y-o-y from $728 million to $1.1 billion globally.
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