OLXAutos has hired Gourav Poddar for a newly created role leading its global team for building retail capabilities, process excellence, standardization and data-driven decision making.

Gourav Poddar

As head of global retail operations, Poddar (LinkedIn profile) will bolster the group’s efforts to standardize the worldwide process of Prosus-backed OLX Autos, an auto marketplace operating in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Turkey, the U.S., India, Indonesia, Mexico and Poland.

The announcement coincided with two C-suite appointments by OLXAutos.

“We are delighted to share that Gourav Poddar has started with us this week as the global retail operations head at OLXAutos, based out of Berlin, Germany,” said the marketplace.

Poddar joins the company from Amazon, where he worked for more than a decade, during which he time he helped with the launch of in-house transportation operations and Amazon Air in Europe.

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