SEEK Asia has appointed Peter Bithos as the CEO of Asia’s labor markets to navigate COVID-19.
FREMONT, CA: Peter Bithos has more than 20 years of experience in the TMT (Tech, Media, and Telco) field, including a decade building and growing P&Ls across Asia. SEEK Asia aspires for the ‘next level of growth in his leadership,’ helping numerous people throughout Asia get back to work and organizations to succeed.
SEEK Asia, which brings together two leading brands, JobStreet and jobsDB, announced Peter Bithos as Chief Executive Officer under one roof. In the new role, Peter will be responsible for leading and boosting business growth and operations of SEEK Asia, while simultaneously building on the company’s success and presence over the past 23 years throughout Southeast Asia. Thus far, Peter’s 25-year career includes many CEO and senior management positions across the region, engulfing developed and developing markets and covering a wide range of companies.
Peter’s main achievements include building and scaling up digital businesses from scratch and spearheading very successful telco transformations in the world over the past decade.
“Peter has a proven track record growing Tech, Media and Telco (TMT) businesses, leading digital business transformation programs and building strong company cultures in diverse markets across Asia Pacific and the United States,“ says Ian Narev, the SEEK Group Chief Operating Officer, and Asia Pacific and Americas (AP&A) CEO. “I am very excited about what he will bring to our business, while taking SEEK Asia to the next level of growth.”
Peter is taking over from Suresh Thiru, who served as CEO since 2016 and has been with SEEK Asia (JobStreet) from 2000. “All of us at SEEK, JobStreet and jobsDB thank Suresh for his leadership over two decades. He was a real pioneer of our business, and was instrumental in establishing it as a market leader in this region and a trusted brand for millions of job seekers and organizations,” states Narev.
Commenting on his appointment, Peter stated: “I am deeply privileged to join one of the largest and best tech companies in the region. It’s truly exciting to be a part of fulfilling SEEK’s purpose in these times. The opportunity to work with SEEK’s teams and people across Asia to create step-change growth and an even better experience for our customers is unique and special.”
In the past decade, Peter has been working throughout Asia and was the CEO of premium digital streaming service HOOQ, a collaborative venture between Singtel, Sony, and Warner Brothers. He also held senior roles at Singtel, including Chief Operating Officer of Globe Telecom in the Philippines. Before this, he was CEO of Virgin Mobile Australia and Director of Strategy and Corporate Development of Optus in Australia.