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Aqraou left EBay earlier this year

Jacob Aqraou (LinkedIn) left EBay in January this year, after about 13 years in different management positions – the last as senior vice president of EBay Marketplaces EMEA. He told us he left, because “it was time for something new”. He lives in Zurich, Switzerland, where he is sitting out a 12-month period of non-competition with his ex-employer, which runs to end-December...

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Robin Voogd appointed head of Classified Verticals at Naspers

Formerly a general manager of EBay-owned Gumtree.com, one of the U.K.’s leading general classified platforms, Robin Voogd was appointed to the newly-created position of head of Classified Verticals at Naspers this month. He is based in Amsterdam. Voogd has a background in econometrics and holds an MBA from Insead. Prior to working in the area of classifieds, Voogds worked as a general...

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Alberto Sanz joins board of Erento

Alberto Sanz de Lama, ex-CEO of Autoscout24, joined the board of Erento and LexisNexis Austria as CEO earlier this month. Erento.com, a leading platform in Europe for renting a wide range of goods, belongs to Austria’s Russmedia. It operates in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the U.K. and Finland. LexisNexis, a Reed Elsevier Group company, is a global provider of content and technology tools to...

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Chip Perry becomes CEO of RentPath

Updated with Apartments.com info; RentPath revenue comment From cars to apartments. Chip Perry, the founder and long-term CEO of AutoTrader.com, has jumped to another Atlanta-based classified company as its new CEO and president. He’ll be heading RentPath, a conglomeration of rental-advertising businesses that’s part-owned by Providence Equity Partners, which had an investment in...

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India’s Housing.com fires CEO

Housing.com announced the immediate release of CEO and co-founder Rahul Yadav from his role. This ends a period of speculation, following months of controversial behavior from the young executive. Investors will run the company’s operations during the search for a successor. Housing.com is one of India’s most-watched startups. Competing with classified real estate portals CommonFloors,...

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Haymarket appoints new CTO

Haymarket Media Group announced that Martin Gee will join its management team as chief technology officer. Gee will be responsible for ensuring that technology across the group supports Haymarket’s business strategy, and for identifying and responding to current and emerging digital opportunities and challenges. He is currently responsible for technology delivery of video-on-demand and digital...

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