Personals

Olivier Aizac leaves LeBonCoin to head Schibsted’s operations in Latin America

Olivier Aizac, the general manager of LeBonCoin since the site’s creation in 2006, has left his duties at France’s No. 1 generalist portal to take over Schibsted Classified Media’s operations in Latin America. Antoine Jouteau, deputy general director in charge of marketing and sales, will take over his position. Aged 39, Jouteau was the head of the marketing department of France’s Yellow...

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Drapella to leave Morizon.pl

Bolesław Drapella resigned as vice president of Morizon SA, owner of Polish real estate search engines Morizon.pl and Nportal.pl and several other real estate classified sites. His duties will be taken over by Sławomir Topczewski from the Nokaut Group. Bolesław Drapella (LinkedIn profile) worked for Morizon for more than four years. Under his leadership Morizon transformed from a three-person...

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Sanoma Digital gets a new COO

Kuldip Singh has been appointed chief operations officer of Sanoma Digital. In this role he will oversee all pure-play digital media activities in the Netherlands as well as all related international activities. Singh (photo) started in his new position at Sanoma on Oct. 6. He reports to Arthur Hoffman, the CEO of Sanoma Digital. Singh joined Sanoma from G+J India (part of Bertelsmann), where he...

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Allegro Group gets a new PR manager

Naspers’ Allegro Group appointed Michał Bonarowski as a senior PR manager. He will be responsible for creation and implementation of PR strategy for Allegro.pl and selected product categories of the site. Bonarowski is also expected to support the strategic development of Allegro Group PR team competences associated with creating own media. Michał Bonarowski (LinkedIn profile) joined...

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Whatever happened to LesPAC’s English language site for Canada?

In our 2012 “Global Classifieds Annual” (CIR 13.20, Oct. 12, 2012), we reported that the Quebec-based, French language general classified website LesPAC was planning its first ever English-language version for roll out across Canada. We’ve checked in with LesPAC several times since then, but no sign of the English site. So we asked Suzanne Moquin, the company’s CEO, what was up? The...

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CCO of Johnston Press leaves after five months

Neil Jones joined Johnston Press two years ago from News International, where he had been director of commercial strategy. Five months ago he was promoted to chief commercial officer (CCO) of Johnston Press – and now he’s left, The Guardian reported today. (His LinkedIn profile doesn’t reflect the changed situation yet.) As CCO Jones spearheaded the local newspaper group’s...

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