OLX Group has announced the appointment of Gautam Thakar as global CEO of OLX Autos. The move is effective 15 March.
Thakar will lead OLX globally Asia, Africa, Latam, and the United States. OLX Autos runs online digital trading platforms in addition to inspection centres across the Americas, Asia and Africa.
Martin Scheepbouwer, CEO, OLX Group, said, “I’m extremely pleased to welcome Gautam as global CEO of OLX Autos. He brings a unique set of capabilities to this exciting opportunity including an exceptional general management track record, strong customer orientation, deep marketplace experience, and a rich experience leading and inspiring teams on a global footprint. We will all benefit from his wealth of knowledge and experience as we bring convenience and trust to the way people buy and sell cars.”
Thakar said, “I am delighted with the opportunity and responsibility to lead the impressive global OLX Autos team. I’ve long watched the bold and ambitious approach taken by Naspers and Prosus as they’ve built great companies in so many exciting markets, including India. OLX Group's commitment to this business is unparalleled and I am inspired to join the team to build the world's most trusted platform for buying and selling cars.”
Thakar was formerly CEO of Star Sports in India. Prior to that, he was in the United States as former global CEO of Shopping.com and LivingSocial (acquired by Groupon).
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