Romain Voog, the new CEO of OLX Group, has started his position, according to an announcement from Prosus, OLX’s parent company.
Voog (LinkedIn profile) last week replaced Martin Scheepbouwer, who helped build the business into a global operation with revenues of $1.5 billion U.S. The marketplace giant is now active in more than 30 countries across five continents.
Prosus said Scheepbouwer (LinkedIn profile) is retiring from corporate life.
Voog has more than 20 years of experience working in retail and hospitality industry, including with Amazon and Carrefour.
Prosus CEO Bob van Dijk said Romain’s rich internet experience combined with his customer-first focus is the perfect combination “as we continue to transform the classifieds category for buyers and sellers across the world.”
“Martin and the team have built OLX Group into a vibrant and valuable business, serving more than 300 million users every month,” van Dijk said. “I’d like to thank Martin for his superb contribution to the group over the past nine years and for handing over a global business in great shape for the future.”
On his appointment, Voog said OLX Group is uniquely positioned to benefit from the massive and growing online trade opportunities and shift in consumer habits.
OLX Group operates more than 20 marketplaces globally, including Avito.ru, the largest general classifieds in Russia, auto marketplace OtoMoto in Poland and the many OLX-branded marketplaces worldwide.