Prosus hires new boss for OLX


Prosus hires new boss for OLX


Published Date: 2021-04-06 | Source: Stephen Gunnion | Author: Stephen Gunnion

Prosus hires new boss for OLX

Airbnb vice president for worldwide sales operations and geographies Romain Voog will replace Martin Scheepbouwer at the classifieds business.

Prosus has lured Airbnb vice president Romain Voog to head its classifieds business, OLX Group.

The global consumer internet group, which is majority owned by Naspers, said Voog would replace Martin Scheepbouwer, who is retiring from corporate life. Over the past nine years, Scheepbouwer led the transformation of Prosus's classifieds portfolio from a set of early stage, autonomous investments, into OLX Group, an operating company with revenues of $1.5 billion and a portfolio of profitable and growth-oriented classifieds brands across the world. OLX is present in more than 30 countries across five continents. It operates more than 20 consumer brands built by a global workforce of 10,000.

Voog, who is responsible for worldwide sales operations and geographies at Airbnb, previously held leadership roles at Global Fashion Group and Amazon France.

Prosus closed 5.3% higher at R1,729.52 on Thursday while Naspers also rose 5.3% to R3,719. Tencent, the Chinese internet and gaming giant Prosus owns a 31% stake in, jumped 7.2%.


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