Rocket Internet, in a bid to ramp up its focus in Asia, announces its first engineering hub in the region. Rocket Internet has already established engineering hubs in  two more locations – Berlin, the location of its global HQ, and at Portugal.

The Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), Rocket Internet’s Joint Venture with Ooredoo, has set up its new tech headquarters in Thailand.

The tech hub based in Bangkok, will be led by Sohil Gilani, Chief Product Officer, and Alex Stansfield, Head of Engineering, both experts who joined the group recently. It will be responsible for product development & technical operations of the companies within the APACIG portfolio which includes hotel platform Zenrooms, travel-booking site Jovago as well as leading classifieds sites such as Everjobs, and

Currently, around 20 product managers, developers and system engineers are working out of Bangkok. Gilani and Stansfield aim to increase the number of employees significantly by the end of 2017.

Sohil Gilani adds,

Bangkok is poised to become the tech capital of Southeast Asia. We look forward to tapping into this talent of world class developers, product managers and designers. Working for one of the fastest moving internet companies in the region with strong partners as Rocket Internet and Ooredoo is a unique opportunity. Hiring is in full swing for our tech hub.

APACIG’s network consists of 14 e-Commerce and online marketplace companies, operating across 15 countries. The focus of its tech team lies on enhancing technical excellence, security and user experience, making the most out of the synergies among its portfolio companies. The companies within the portfolio will benefit in the future from the specialized team that knows the particularities of the business models and technical requirements from each region.

Since its inception in 2014, APACIG has become the leading online platform in Asia, building top internet companies in the region.

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