ICar Asia, an operator of auto marketplaces in Southeast Asia, has appointed Kjetil Rohde Jakobsen as chief information officer and Natt Ford as country manager for its Thailand business.
ICar Asia operates autos marketplace Carlist.my in Malaysia. In Indonesia, the company runs autos marketplace Mobil123.com and an automotive review site, OtoSpirit.com. Its holdings in Thailand include autos marketplace One2car.com, a dealer source retailer, Thaicar.com, and car/motorcycle review site, Autospinn.com.
The company is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur and is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange with the ticker symbol ICQ.
Jakobsen has more than 20 years of experience in the tech field. He previously served as global director of expansion at an on-demand video service IFlix. Originally from Norway, Jakobsen has been living in Kuala Lumpur since 2014.
Ford returned to ICar Asia after four years working on market-leading automotive and property verticals in Thailand. Between 2013 and 2015, Ford served in leadership roles during ICar Asia’s development phases.
According to ICar Asia CEO Hamish Stone (LinkedIn profile), Ford and Jakobsen would help drive the next phases of growth in its “product and technology and in Thailand.”
“I look forward to partnering with them both to help deliver the next milestones for ICar Asia,” Stone said.