Poland

Naspers appoints new managers in CEE

Tomasz Nowak (photo) was promoted to the newly created position of chief operating officer of the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) marketplace segment of Naspers Group. Anna Pardej (photo) was appointed as chief financial officer. In this position Nowak (LinkedIn profile) is responsible for customer service, advertising offer development and strategic business partnerships. Earlier he was...

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Allegro to offer mBank products to its users

Naspers’ Allegro and Poland’s mBank agreed to cooperate with the sale of banking products to Allegro users. According to the agreement, each Allegro user may apply for a personal and corporate mBank account on special terms. The offer to private clients includes a mobile account, which allows them to save on shopping with the Allegro mobile app. The total amount of savings can reach up to...

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Agora appoints a new supervisor for Trader.com

Maciej Wicha has replaced Anna Podkowińska-Tretyn as vice director of Agora Internet since April. He acts now as Agora’s supervisor for Trader.com (managing Agora’s Domiporta.pl real estate site and Autotrader.pl automotive site). Podkowińska-Tretyn left the company. Wicha (LinkedIn profile) focuses also on the obligations associated with his two other positions, namely as deputy...

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Gumtree changes its prices in Poland

eBay’s Gumtree.pl increased its prices for adding the listing in the Job category by 159 percent. At the same time the site decreased significantly prices for highlighting ads both in the Job as well as in several others categories. The cost of adding a job listing is now 12.99 Polish zlotys ($ 3.4 U.S.). To promote your job listing you can choose to pay either 15.99 Polish zlotys ($ 4.23...

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Allegro moves its user forum to Facebook

Naspers’ Allegro, the most popular e-commerce service in Poland, will shut down its user forum Cafe Allegro in April this year. Instead, the site launched a fan page on Facebook called Allegro Help. Allegro decided on the change, due to the drastic decrease in activity on the forum in the last months. On Cafe Allegro users were able to submit various problems associated with the use of the site...

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Reshuffle in Allegro’s management board

Adriaan Bakker, Grzegorz Brochocki and Dick Gorris left the managment board of Naspers’ Allegro Group, while two new managers joined the board. The new managers are Lawrence Illg (LinkedIn profile) and Roger Rabalais (LinkedIn profile). Both are associated with Naspers, the owner of Allegro Group. Lawrence llg is chief operating officer at Naspers Ecommerce and Roger Rabalais is chief financial...

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