Kum Hong Siew has been appointed Airbnb China's Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.
Kum Hong Siew will be fully responsible for the company's routine operation and management in China. He will bypass Airbnb China President Tao Peng, and report directly to Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb's co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer and Chairman of Airbnb China.
Kum Hong Siew joined Airbnb in 2012 first as associate general counsel for APAC area and was later promoted as director of the region. He served as Airbnb's interim head of China in 2017 as Hong Ge, the company's China Chief at the time, resigned.
Prior to joining Airbnb, he had worked for Yahoo for more than five years and he was Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore in 2007-2009.
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