Daily Management Review

Airbnb’s China Chief resigns after 4 months of taking up the job


10/24/2017


In China, Airbnb is facing heightened attrition due to the country’s challenging business environment.



Airbnb’s China Chief resigns after 4 months of taking up the job
In a development that underscores potentially brewing trouble, the head of Airbnb Inc’s China business has resigned four months after assuming the role.
 
The leadership change at Airbnb China comes in a country where residency and movement are highly regulated.
 
In a short statement, Hong Ge, who has previously worked in Facebook Inc and Google Inc, has left the company to pursue a role at another firm. Airbnb China is yet to name a successor.
 
As a result, Kum Hong Siew, Airbnb’s current regional director for Asia Pacific, will take charge in an interim capacity.
 
In China, the company is facing tough regulatory challenges as movements between cities are closely monitored and people, even on a temporary basis, are required to register with the local police.
 
Last week, the company announced that co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk would become chairman of Airbnb’s China arm, which goes under the name of ‘Aibiying’ and competes against local services Tujia.com and Xiaozhu.com.
 
In a statement, Airbnb stated it plans on doubling the number of its staff in China in 2018 and introduce new quality standards.
 
The company has around 120,000 listing in China.
 
Airbnb has to also comply with a national cyber law, introduced in 2016, that requires user data be stored locally.


References:
reuters.com
 







Science & Technology

Artificial Intelligence Helps NASA Find An 8th Planet In Orbit Of A Distant Star

Australian Research Success Could Mean Shatterproof Cell Phones Could Soon Be A Realityv

Top ten hi-tech events of the year

Tesla Considering Designing And Developing AI Chips On Its Own To Support Its Auto-Pilot Project

Verizon to introduce 5G in five American cities in 2018

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Siemens to create an electric aircraft

Study Finds Treatment Efficacy Could Be Sacrificed For Reduced Side Effects In Cancer Therapies By Patients

Some Information About Their Self-Driving Car Research Has Been Disclosed By Apple Scientists For The First Time

A Massive Data Breach Was Covered Up By Uber By Paying Up Hackers

A City Is Can Be Converted To A Living Organism, Showcases China’s Huawei

World Politics

World & Politics

Phase Two Of Brexit Talks, Announced On Friday, Would Be Tough, Analysts Say

Elections in Italy: the last chance of Eurosceptics?

15 countries with the highest level of organized crime

Athens agreed with international lenders

EU Pressure Reportedly Forces UK To Bow Down, Could Agree To Pay £50bn For Brexit Divorce

$1 Billion Is The Price For Freedom For Arrested Saudi Prince In Corruption Crackdown: Reports

U.S. Capital Washington Appears To Be In Range Of The Latest Missile Launched By North Korea

Ten biggest fears of millennials